London: Kate Winslet will be receiving a CBE, 100 years after the sinking of the ship Titanic that helped make her famous, for her “significant contribution” to modern cinema.
The 36-year-old Oscar-winning actress will get the gong in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List unveiled on Saturday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
TV choirmaster Gareth Malone, who performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert, will be receiving an OBE for raising awareness of the sacrifice of Britain’s armed forces.
The ‘Sense and Sensibility’ star Kate shot to stardom in 1997 after her ‘Titanic’ role as socialite Rose DeWitt Bukater alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the role of Jack Dawson.
Their screen fling made the tale of the liner, sunk by an iceberg in 1912 at the cost of 1,517 lives, one of the biggest movies ever.
It won 11 Oscars and raked in 1.14 billion pounds at the box office.