- Title: VARIOUS: DAVID BECKHAM TOPS LIST IN QUEEN ELIZABETH'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS
- Date: 14th June 2003
- Summary: (W1) MADRID, SPAIN (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. DAVID BECKHAM TRAINING FOR REAL MADRID VS MANCHESTER UNITED CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAME (2003) 00.05 2. MANCHESTER UNITED MANAGER SIR ALEX FERGUSON 00.09 3. MANCHESTER UNITED TEAM JOGGING 00.11 4. BECKHAM JOGGING 00.17 (W1) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (RECENT) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 5. DAVID AND VICTORIA BECKHAM ARRIVING AT MTV AWARDS CEREMONY 00.22 6. FANS 00.24 7. CLOSE UP OF THE BECKHAMS 00.29 8. FANS LOOKING ON 00.32 (W1) AWAJI ISLAND, JAPAN (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 9. DAVID BECKHAM TRAINING DURING WORLD CUP 2002 00.41 (W1) BONN, GERMANY (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 10. ROGER MOORE STANDING WITH OTHER ACTORS AND ACTRESSES 00.44 11. CLOSE UP OF ROGER MOORE 00.50 12. VIEW OF ROOM 00.53 13. ROGER MOORE LEAVING WITH HIS WIFE 01.05 (W1) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 14. STING AND HIS WIFE TRUDI STYLER ARRIVING AT LUNCHEON FOR OSCAR NOMINEES 01.19 15. HELEN MIRREN AT OSCARS NOMINEE LUNCHEON 01.28 (W1)EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 16. BILLY CONNOLLY ARRIVING AT CINEMA AND SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS 01.45 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: MADRID; SPAIN / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA; UNITED STATES / AWAJI ISLAND; JAPAN / BONN; GERMANY / EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND; UNITED KINGDOM
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- Story Text: He may be unwanted by Manchester United, but Britain
still loves David Beckham -- the English soccer captain tops
the list in Queen Elizabeth's birthday honours published on
Beckham, whose fame spreads far beyond the world of
football, is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British
Empire) in a list including comedian Billy Connolly, actress
Helen Mirren and singer Sting.
Married to former Spice Girl Victoria Adams, Beckham and
"Posh Spice" have become Britain's number one celebrity
couple. The nation is agog at reports that he is about to quit
the English game for Spain or Italy.
"He has been a great ambassador for the country on and off
the pitch," Prime Minister Tony Blair's spokesman said.
The spokesman stressed that the majority of honours were
for ordinary people, nominated by the public, but stars of
stage and screen figured prominently too.
Mirren, famous for films such as "The Long Good Friday",
"Excalibur" and the "Madness of King George" for which she was
Oscar-nominated, is made a Dame of the British Empire.
Anarchic Scottish comedian Connolly receives a CBE
(Commander of the Order of the British Empire) as does Gordon
Sumner, better known as Sting -- frontman for rock group The
Police who went on to even greater solo success.
Former James Bond star Roger Moore gets a KBE (Knight of
the Order of the British Empire) for his charitable work.
Moore is an ambassador for U.N. childrens' fund UNICEF.
Also recognised is the English cricketer, Alec Stewart and
gold medal-winning hurdler Colin Jackson receives a CBE. David
Gilmour, former guitarist with 1970s super-group Pink Floyd,
also becomes a CBE. He recently gave away his multi-million
pound London home to a charity for the homeless. Fashion
designer Alexander McQueen receives the same award.
Half of the 975 people recognised are honoured for
services to education, health and social services or community
Other lesser known names are also picked out.
Mark and Philip Wilson ran Britain's honorary consulate in
Bali which was forced to cope with the aftermath of last
October's bombings there. They get OBEs.
More than 200 people, most of them foreign revellers but
including around 30 Britons, were killed by the blasts along
Bali's famous Kuta beach nightclub strip.
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