Coltrane And Staunton Honoured By Queen
Harry Potter giant Robbie Coltrane and VERA DRAKE star Imelda Staunton will both receive honours from British monarch Queen Elizabeth II. Coltrane, who plays Potter's over-sized friend HAGRID in the boy wizard series, is being honoured with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his substantial services to drama. Staunton, who won a BAFTA for her 2004 portrayal of a backstreet abortionist in director Mike Leigh's 1950s drama, will also receive an OBE from the Queen at London's Buckingham Palace. Jazz star JOHN DANKWORTH, aged 78, will be knighted at the same ceremony.