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Kate Winslet honored by Queen

Titanic contributions to the arts

Kate Winslet has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II for her contribution to the arts.

The actress, who won a best actress Academy Award in 2009 for “The Reader” and gained recognition as Rose in the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” has been named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in the queen’s Birthday Honors List, published Saturday.

Winslet said the honor made her “very proud to be a Brit.”

“I am both surprised and honored to stand alongside so many men and woman who have achieved great things for our country,” the 36-year-old star said.

Other honorees

Actor and director Kenneth Branagh was became Sir Kenneth after being knighted. His films as a director range from “Henry V” and “Hamlet” to the comic-book fantasy “Thor,” Branagh also played the late Sir Laurence Olivier in “My Life With Marilyn.”Branagh said he felt “humble, elated, and incredibly lucky” to get the honor.

“When I was a kid, I dreamed of pulling on a shirt for the Northern Ireland football team,” said the Belfast-born, 51-year-old actor. “I could only imagine how proud you might feel. Today it feels like they just gave me the shirt and my heart’s fit to burst.”

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