Performers recognised in Honour’s list

Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, violinist Anthony Marwood and Olivier Award-winning actor Matt Henry are among the performers to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. The titles recognise “the achievements and service of extraordinary people” from across the UK.

Legendary drummer Starr received a knighthood, while Marwood was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and Henry a member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). They will receive their medals in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace later in the year.

A number of administrators from the performing arts were also recognised. These include theatre impresario Rosemary Squire, Royal Academy of Music principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain chief executive Sarah Alexander.

In total, 1,123 people were named on the New Year’s list, with roughly 70% of these recognised for community work.