Honours for stars of stage and TV

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Penelope Keith is being made a Dame Commander for services to the arts and charity Penelope Keith is being made a Dame Commander for services to the arts and charity

Two of the nation's much loved stars of stage and television, Penelope Keith and Michael Crawford, will receive honours from the Queen today.

Keith, best known for her roles in memorable sitcoms, will be made a Dame Commander for services to the arts and charity.

She became a mainstay on television screens with her performances as frightfully well-to-do characters in sitcoms such as To The Manor Born and The Good Life.

Crawford, a versatile actor at home in films, TV comedy and musicals, will be made a CBE in recognition of his efforts supporting a range of good causes and charities.

It was his role as the hapless Frank Spencer in 1970s' sitcom Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em that made Crawford a household name, but he has continued to appear in a string of successful musical productions.

He is president of The Sick Children's Trust and is patron of the Lighthouse Foundation, an Australian organisation that supports homeless young people by giving them a home, a family and therapeutic care.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree