2526207 Knight of the Directors Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen
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Mendes (left) and Mcqueen has CBEs in the years 2000 and 2011, respectively
Oscar-winning British filmmaker Sam Mendes and Steve Mcqueen have the two knights in the New Year Honours.
Mendes, who won The Academy Award for best Director for "American Beauty ", has been recognised for services to drama.
The Director of two Bond films said he was "astonished to get, are pleased and very proud of it," the honor.
Mcqueen , recognized for contributions to art and film of The First black film-maker to win The Best picture Oscar in 2013, 12 years a slave.
Before he in the movies, both men in successful careers in other areas of the art enjoyed.
Mendes, 54, built his early reputation on the stage, as artistic Director of London's Donmar Warehouse, and for its productions such as musicals, Oliver! and cabaret.
"I'm Standing on the shoulders of so many employees and colleagues, in The Last 30 years - Actors , writers, designers, producers, engineers - to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude," he said.
"I would not receive this honor without you. "
Mcqueen won the Turner prize in 1999 for his film-and video-defense of competition from the likes of Tracey Emin work.
The 50-year-old is currently working on a TV series in London's West Indian Community . Sam Mendes with His Best Director Oscar trophy
born in reading, Mendes began his career in the theatre, directing productions for the National Theatre , The Royal Shakespeare Company and the Donmar Warehouse.
He won a Laurence Olivier award in 1995 for directing The Glass Menagerie, and another The Following year for his revival of the musical company.
"American Beauty ", his first film, saw him win The Best Director award, 2000 Golden Globes and The Oscars , which followed.
all His other films, Jarhead, Road to Perdition, and in 2008, Revolutionary Road , the star of his then-wife Kate Winslet ,
His other film credits 2012, Skyfall, and 2015 is the nightmare of The Last two installments in the James Bond series.
His next war epic, in 1917, tells the story of two young British soldiers, in order to prevent a race against time, an attack on their comrades.
In 2000, Mendes was made a CBE for services to drama. Mcqueen with The Oscar he received for the production of 12 years a Slave
Mcqueen 's Early Work includes a Dry, a black-and-white in 1997, in the Steamboat new stunt from Buster Keaton 's silent film, Bill, Jr
He went to Basra, as the official war artist, and produced Queen and country, 2007, marked the death of British soldiers in Iraq by presenting their portraits as a sheet of stamps.
Hunger, Mcqueen 's first feature film, tells the story of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands.
He went with his star Michael Fassbender in 2011, and the shame and 12 years a Slave, an intense and graphic adaptation of 1850-a slave-memoirs.
His latest feature, in 2018, the widows, laid, Lynda La s Planned " 1980s TV series, about female crime to contemporary Chicago.
Last month, the Mcqueen exhibition with photographs of More Than 75,000 years, 3 London school children in the UK was presented in the Tate.
The Project , inspired by Mcqueen search on the 1977 class photo, was intended to serve as a visual snapshot of the people in his home city.
Mcqueen was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to the visual arts. Other entertainment honourees
admission Mcqueen and Mendes as a newly named knight of the Empire, the playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton is.
The 73-year-old is best known for his 1985 play Les Liaisons Dangereuses , which he helped in the adaptation of The Oscar -winning 1988 film "passions of the passions of" Dangerous Liaisons ".
the British classical music presenter Humphrey Burton is also a knight for his services to the classical music, the arts and media.
Damehoods are given to Baroness Floella Benjamin , the novelist Rose Tremain and Grease star Olivia Newton-John.
Sir Elton John , Now a companion of honor for services to music and charity.
The pop veteran, joins fellow musician Sir Paul Mccartney in The Elite order, a maximum of 65 members at any time.
Peaky Blinders Creator Steven Knight , EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker and butterflies actress Wendy Craig all CBEs have become.
As a pioneering DJ Annie Nightingale , The First female presenter on BBC Radio 1 . Ainsley Harriott and Nadiya Hussain are Now MBEs
Queen-drummer Roger Taylor and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol track Chasing Cars was recently on the radio - Now OBE after your name. The Northern Irish singer-songwriter, who lost, campaigns to raise awareness of dementia, his father Jack, of the state over Christmas.
the wine expert Oz Clarke , playwright James Graham , food writer Nigel Slater , a cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and broadcaster June Sarpong are all Out Now .
Chef Ainsley Harriott , Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain , and children's TV favourite Derek Griffiths was MBEs, such as the British-Trinidadian pop singer Billy Ocean and Mike Pender of the Mersey-beat band The Searchers .
the fashionista Gok Wan , BBC Sport Gabby Logan and Hamilton do-star-Giles Terera , after he has accused a London-blues-bar of the "racial profiling" claims, the denied bar.
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