Congratulations to Dame! The Oscar-winning actress was just named a Dame (the British equivalent of a knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth.
Also being awarded with slightly lesser honors:, who was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which is two spots lower than a knighthood); and , who received an OBE, Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Most excellent news all around.
Thompson, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “” and a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for “ ,” just starred in a BBC production of “King Lear” with her “Howards End” costar, .
She also has “The Children Act” opening in August in the UK. She plays a judge in the drama, which was written by novelist Ian McEwan.