Sam Mendes, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, Elton John & Olivia Newton-John Receive New Year’s Honors

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Sam Mendes, ‘Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, Elton John & Olivia Newton-John Receive New Year’s Honors
1917 director Sam Mendes and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight are among the Brits to score a prestigious award as part of the New Year’s Honours List 2020.

The distinguished awards are handed out once a year and recognize the outstanding achievements of 1,097 people across the UK.

Neal Street co-founder Mendes, whose one-hit war movie was released Christmas Day by Universal Pictures, and Knight, who also wrote BBC and FX’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, have both received knighthoods, as has 12 Years A Slave director Steve Mcqueen.

“I’m amazed, delighted and extremely proud,” Mendes told Deadline. “I have stood on the shoulders of so many collaborators and colleagues over the last thirty years – actors, writers, designers, producers, technicians – to whom I owe a huge debt of gratitude. I would not be receiving this honor without them.”

Elton John, who was the subject of biopic Rocketman, becomes a Companion of Honour,
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