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Ewan McGregor to receive OBE

  • Ewan McGregor is to receive an OBE for services to drama and charity.

    The Scottish actor, known for his work in Trainspotting, Star Wars and Moulin Rouge, is one of many stars recognized in the 2013 New Year Honors List.
    The list also includes a knighthood for illustrator Quentin Blake, CBEs for artist Tracey Emin and Olympic gold medalists Mo Farah and Jessica Ennish as well as OBEs for fashion designer Stella McCartney and singer Kate Bush.

    A notable name missing from the list was Danny Boyle, the man behind the Olympic opening ceremony. The Trainspotting director is reported to have turned down an honor.