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  1. Double OBE For James Bond Producers

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson

    HM The Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, and on the Queens New Years Honours 2008 list of those to be Ordinary Officers of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), two (at least for Bond fans) familiar names can be found: Barbara Dana Broccoli and Michael Gregg Wilson.

    The half sibling producers of the James Bond movies will both receive their award for services to the film industry.

    OBE medal

    OBE medal

    Another recepient of an OBE will be 94 years old veteran cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, who has worked on a great number of movies since the 1940s, among them the “unofficial” 1984 Bond movie Never Say Never Again and the Indiana Jones movies.

    'Never Say Never Again' cinematographer Douglas Slocombe

    Never Say Never Again cinematographer Douglas Slocombe

    Among those honoured are also Australian singer Kylie Minogue, who’ll receive an OBE, Ian McKellen who’ll become a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and Jethro Tull lead singer Ian Anderson, to become Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

    CommanderBond.net Team would like to express their Heartfelt Congratulations.

    The full Queens New Years Honours 2008 list can be downloaded here:
    http://www.honours.gov.uk/lists/2008honours.aspx

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    Heiko Baumann @ 2007-12-29
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