Los Angeles: Actors Joan Collins and James Corden will be recognised by Queen Elizabeth II in this year's New Year Honours list. Collins, who was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), will be made a dame for services to charity.
The 81-year-old actress, known for her roles in "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing" and "The Stud", said the honour would be a humble experience. "It is humbling to receive this level of recognition from my Queen and country, and I am thrilled and truly grateful," she said.
Meanwhile, "Into the Woods" star Corden, who is set to replace Craig Ferguson as CBS' "Late Late Show" host, will be awarded an OBE for his services to the entertainment industry.
Also included in the list are vocal duo Peter and Gordon, Peter Asher, and comedian-writer Meera Syal, who both will be made a CBE.