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Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Doctor Who and the Queen’s Birthday Honours

The second swathe of letters-after-their-names have been awarded by the UK’s elite ruling class to those that have been deemed worthy of recognition for the head of state’s birthday – and among them are some actors with Doctor Who connections.

So congratulations to Julian Glover, Claire Bloom, David Haig and Rowan Atkinson, all rewarded in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Julian Glover, CBE appeared in The Crusade (1965) as Richard The Lionheart, and later in City Of Death (1979) as Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth.

Claire Bloom, CBE who appeared in The End Of Time (2009/2010) as The Woman.

David Haig, MBE, was Pangol in The Leisure Hive (1980) as Pangol has been awarded an MBE.

Rowan Atkinson, CBE starred in 1999′s Comic Relief spinoff The Curse Of Fatal Death as the Doctor. Amusingly his Blackadder co-star and subordinate Tony Robinson has been knighted.

Looks like we’ll have to wait another six months for Bernard Cribbins’ knighthood…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Doctor Who and the Queen’s Birthday Honours

  1. avatar lozzer says:

    Congratulations Julian Glover – he was one of the tutors at my drama school.

  2. avatar Neu 75 says:

    Would it have been too much to ask for a major gong for a Doctor Who related person in its 50th year? Knighthood for Terrance Dicks perhaps?

  3. avatar krumstets says:

    Are there any plans for the Queen to visit the Dr Who set for the anniversary?
    Maybe she could do a cameo in one episode ?

  4. avatar heikoc says:

    She already was offered this for the 25th anniversary and politely refused.

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