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LissaRoisin
12-31-2009, 08:31 AM
Peter Jackson and Patrick Stewart were knighted this year

LONDON - There’s an especially starry knight in Britain’s latest round of royal honors.
Patrick Stewart — “Star Trek: The Next Generation’s” Capt. Jean-Luc Picard — becomes Sir Patrick in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year honors list, which also includes a knighthood for theater and film director Nicholas Hytner.
“This is an honor that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun,” said 69-year-old Stewart, who recently returned to the British stage following a long career in Hollywood that included playing Professor Charles Xavier in three “X-Men” films.

Full article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34636106/ns/entertainment-celebrities/

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The king of Middle Earth is being made a knight — for real.
Film writer and director Peter Jackson, whose widely acclaimed “Lord of the Rings” trilogy scooped up 17 Oscars, has been made a knight in the New Year Honors’ list of his native New Zealand.
He becomes Sir Peter Jackson for what the annual list honoring the country’s worthy citizens simply calls “services to film.”

Full article here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34633579/ns/entertainment-celebrities/

surlywench
12-31-2009, 04:11 PM
To HRM Queen Elizabeth II:

Madame, may I send you my hearty thanks for your recent decision to extend the honour of Knighthood to Patrick Stewart. May I also add, in the most respectful way possible, IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME, WOMAN.

Sincerely,
SW