Theatrical honours in the 2014 New Year Honours List

Theatrical hounours in the 2014 New Year Honours list include...

Actress Penelope Keith, best known for BBC sitcoms The Good Life and To The Manor Born. 88 year old actress Angela Lansbury, who returns to the West End in March to play Madame Arcati in a new production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit. She is best known on TV for playing fictional writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher in the American murder mystery series Murder, She Wrote. Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who is best known for her work on the Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and Aspects of Love.

Actor Michael Crawford, who is best known for playing Frank Spencer in the 1970s British sitcom, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em and for originating the title role in The Phantom of the Opera. Actor/presenter Nicholas Parsons, who is best known as host of the comedy radio game show Just A Minute, and the 1970s TV quiz show Sale of the Century. He took the lead role of the narrator in the 1994 21st anniversary revival of the stage musical The Rocky Horror Show and repeated the role at the Duke of York theatre in the West End. Dominic Cooke, former Royal Court artistic director 2007 to 2013.

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, known on TV as a Loose Women panellist, and for her long-running role in the Oxo TV adverts. Recent London stage credits includes Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward in 2009 and Vincent River at the Trafalgar Studios in 2007.

Theatre producer Michael Codron becomes Sir Michael Codron.

CBE - Commander of the Order of the British Empire

OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire

MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire

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