Angela Lansbury Becomes Dame And Honoured By The Queen

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Famous British actress Angela Lansbury has officially become a Dame. She was honoured by Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, April 15.

The actress was named in the British monarch’s New Year Honours List. She also had the chance to come face to face with the royal during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in England.

After receiving the honour, new Dame said,

“It is a very proud day for me to be recognised by the country of my birth, and to meet the Queen under these circumstances is a rare and lovely occasion… (The honorary Academy Award she received in 2013) is for my work in motion pictures and this is for the overall accomplishments of my life as an actress. It has afforded me the joy of working in America and also in England a great deal.”

She was three times-nominee for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, but never won, nor did she win any of the 18 Emmy Awards for which she was nominated during the 33 years.

Therefore, the new Dame holds the record for the most Primetime Emmy losses by a performer. Talking about this in 2007, she stated that she was at first “terribly disappointed, but subsequently very glad that [she] did not win”, she believes that she would have a less successful career.

However, she has received Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards for her numerous television and film works and appearances.

There were others to receive some great honours, as well. Veteran entertainer Nicholas Parsons was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), and a knighthood went to sculptor Antony Gormley.

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