These Performers Have Received A Knighthood
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service"! Sean Connery was knighted in 2000 and ever since is called Sir Sean Connery.
Mick Jagger of "The Rolling Stones" was honoured with a knighthood for services to popular music in the Queen's 2002 Birthday Honours. On December 12th, 2003 he received the accolade from The Prince of Wales.
In 2009 J. K. Rowling was knighted in France! The creator of the extremely popular "Harry Potter" was awarded an OBE in 2001.
Joan Collins found worldwide fame when she starred in Dynasty. She was made a Dame by the Queen for her services to charity in 2015.
Sir Paul McCartney was knighted by the Queen in 1997 for his services to music and his charitable work.
It is only fitting that Helen Mirren is a Dame of the British Empire, especially as she portrayed Elizabeth II. so magnificently in the movie The Queen.
Sir Elton John was knighted by Elizabeth II for services to music and charitable services in 1998.
Bono was named as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2007. He was formally granted knighthood on March 29th, 2007 in a ceremony at the residence of British Ambassador David Reddaway in Dublin, Ireland.
Ian McKellen was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in the 1991 New Year Honours for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in the 2008 New Year Honours.
A true Englishman. Michael Caine has been a Sir since 2000. And it's no wonder, he is one of the most prolific actors of his generation.
Kristin Scott Thomas is a British-French actress and a true lady. She was knighted Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2015.