New Year's Honours 2017: Mark Rylance, Ken Dodd Knighted, Patricia Routledge, Victoria Beckham Also Recognised

It's a wide field.

Mark Rylance, Ray Davies and Ken Dodd aren’t usually names that you put together in a sentence, but all three men have been knighted in the New Year’s Honours list for 2017.

Mark Rylance will have to make even more room on his mantelpiece, following his double BAFTA and Oscar achievements last year, for his roles in ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’ respectively.

<strong>Mark Rylance will have to make more room on his mantelpiece, following his Oscar win in 2015</strong>
Mark Rylance will have to make more room on his mantelpiece, following his Oscar win in 2015
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Ray Davies of The Kinks joins Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Elton John and Rod Stewart in becoming a musical Knight of the realm, while variety hall veteran Ken Dodd, who continues to tour into his 90th year, has been rewarded for his many years of charity work as well as entertainment. Patricia Routledge has been made a Dame, both for services to theatre and to charity.

<strong>Now, it's official...</strong>
Now, it's official...
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Other entertainers to be recognised include Tim Piggott-Smith, who’s been made an OBE, ‘Peaky Blinders’ star Helen McCrory now also an OBE, while MBEs have been given to actor Clive Rowe and singer Marty Wilde.

In addition, there is CBE for artist Chris Ofili, a CBE for cartoonist Peter Brookes and, as was already revealed, an OBE for Victoria Beckham, former Spice Girl turned globally-recognised fashion designer.

Stuart Hall
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The former BBC broadcaster was stripped of his OBE by the Queen after he was jailed in 2013 for a series of sexual assaults on young girls.

During sentencing, the judge said Hall had acted with "a sense of arrogance and immunity... vile bravado and horrible betrayal", according to the BBC.
Rolf Harris
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The disgraced entertainer, who is still in prison, was stripped of his CBE after he was convicted of sex attacks on girls as young as seven.

He is set to face trial again in 2017 on further indecent assault charges.
Fred Goodwin
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Fred 'The Shred' Goodwin, the former head of Royal Bank of Scotland lost his knighthood, which he had been awarded for "services to banking".

At the time, a Cabinet spokesperson said that "the failure of RBS played an important role in the financial crisis of 2008/9."
Lester Piggott
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Although widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time, that did not prevent Piggott losing his OBE after he was convicted of tax fraud.
Phil Taylor
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Phil 'The Power' Taylor was nominated for an MBE but it was annulled before he could even be awarded it after he was convicted of indecent assault.
Naseem Hamed
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Naseem Hamed was stripped of his MBE after spending time in jail for dangerous driving.

He was involved in a car crash at 90mph, which left the driver of another car with every major bone in his body broken, as well as injuries to his brain, according to the Guardian.
Jean Else
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The 'super-head' was the first woman to have a damehood revoked.

She was stripped of her honour after the General Teaching Council found her guilty of failing to observe minimum standards in recruiting and promoting staff for her promotion of her twin sister.
Jack Lyons
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Jack Lyons, part of the so-called Guinness Four, lost his knighthood after being convicted of illegally boosting the price of shares.
Kim Philby
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Philby lost his OBE after he was exposed as a double agent. He was exposed as a member of the so-called Cambridge Five spy ring and defected to the Soviet Union.
Anthony Blunt
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Anthony Blunt, 72, was stripped of his knighthood after he was revealed to be a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring alongside Philby.
Roger Casement
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Roger Casement lost his knighthood before his execution for treason due to his role in the 1916 Easter Uprising.

The Irish-born diplomat and human rights campaigner had tried to deliver weapons to republicans ahead of the uprising.
Vidkun Quisling
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Vidkun Quisling lost his CBE for collaborating with the Nazis when he headed a German puppet government in Oslo.

The word "quisling" is often now used to mean a "collaborator" or "traitor".
Nicolae Ceausescu
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu had his knighthood revoked the day before he was executed by a revolutionary firing squad.
Robert Mugabe
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe had his honorary knighthood annulled in 2008.

At the time, a Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We can no longer justify an individual who is responsible for a consistent campaign of human rights violations and the disregard for the democratic process retaining an honour."
Benito Mussolini
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Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini, was stripped of his honorary knighthood when Italy joined with Nazi Germany to declare war on the UK.