Winslet, CBE, 'proud to be a Brit'

Kate Winslet is surprised but proud to have been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List // Kate Winslet is surprised but proud to have been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
Kate Winslet is surprised but proud to have been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List
Kate Winslet has said being awarded a CBE made her "proud to be a Brit".
Kate Winslet has said being awarded a CBE made her "proud to be a Brit".
The Oscar-winning Hollywood actress, one of Britain's most consistently successful screen stars, has been recognised for her services to drama in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Kate, 36, said: "I am both surprised and honoured to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country.
"And I feel deeply proud to receive this, as a part of an ever-expanding community of British actors and film makers who are fortunate enough to be able to contribute to an international industry. This makes me very proud to be a Brit."
Kenneth Branagh, who cast a young Kate in his film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, has received a knighthood for his services to drama and to the community of Northern Ireland.
The 51-year-old Belfast-born actor and director said: "I feel humble, elated, and incredibly lucky."
Speaking from Pinewood Studios, where he is preparing a major new film for Paramount Pictures, Jack Ryan, he said: "When I was a kid I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team. I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt, and my heart's fit to burst."
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