Deborah Warner - Charles Dance - Rudolph Walker - Josette Bushell-Mingo in Queen's Birthday Honours

Deborah Warner - Charles Dance - Rudolph Walker - Josette Bushell-Mingo in Queen's Birthday Honours

Theatre director Deborah Warner has been made a CBE (Commander of the British Empire); actors Charles Dance & Rudolph Walker and actor/director Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List .

Deborah Warner, aged 47, was resident director of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1987-89, and associate director of the Royal National Theatre for eight years after that. Her London stage directing credits include "Medea" at the Queen's in 2001, "The Powerbook" at the Lyttelton NT in 2002 and "Richard II" at the Cottesloe, NT in 1995. She won an Olivier award in 1988 for Best Director of "Titus Andronicus" and for "Hedda Gabler" in 1992. Her directing film credits include "The Last September" in 1999.

Charles Dance, aged 59, West End stage credits include "Long Day's Journey into Night" at the Lyric in 2000 and "Good" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1999. He has worked many times with the RSC. His many TV credits include the part of Guy Perron in 'The Jewel in the Crown' in 1984 and Sir Henry Somerset in the BBC drama "To The Ends of The Earth" in 2005. He has also starred in numerous films, including "Gosford Park" in 2001

Rudolph Walker aged 66, made his name when he was the first black actor to be cast in the lead role of a UK TV series in 1972's Love Thy Neighbour. He has appeared in many tv series since including "The Thin Blue Line" in 1995. He has a recurring role on EastEnders as Patrick Trueman, and his voice has been used in the Teletubbies. In 1998 he appeared in the stage production of "The Iceman Cometh" at the Old Vic Theatre and "Electra" at the Donmar Warehouse in 1997 . His theatre career has seen him performing across the country since the 1960s including the Mermaid Theatre, Nottingham Playhouse, the Malvern Theatre, Tricycle, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Young Vic and the RSC.

Josette Bushell-Mingo acting credits include "The Lion King" at the Lyceum in 1999 and work for the RSC. Her directing credits include "Simply Heavenly" at the Young Vic and Trafalgar Studios. In 2000 she set up a black-led arts festival known as Push

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