Male Members of the Order of the British Empire

by Sylviastel | created - 21 Jun 2017 | updated - 30 Jun 2018 | Public

Male Recipients who were awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire).

1. Gerry Anderson

Writer | Invasion: UFO

Gerry Anderson was born on April 14, 1929 in West Hampstead, London, England as Gerald Alexander Abrahams. He was a writer and producer, known for Invasion: UFO (1974), UFO (1970) and UFO... annientare S.H.A.D.O. stop. Uccidete Straker... (1974). He was married to Mary Robins, Sylvia Anderson and ...

2. Viv Anderson

Self | I Believe in Miracles

Viv Anderson was born on August 29, 1956 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Vivian Alexander Anderson. He is an actor, known for I Believe in Miracles (2015), Match of the Seventies (1995) and Football on 5: The Championship (2015).

3. Neil Adams

Self | The Adventure Game

Neil Adams is an actor, known for The Adventure Game (1980), Gladiators (1992) and No 73 (1982).

4. Ben Ainslie

Actor | Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar

Ben Ainslie was born on February 5, 1977 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England as Charles Benedict Ainslie. He is an actor, known for Above & Beyond: Land Rover Bar (2017), A Question of Sport (1970) and London 2012 Olympics (2012). He has been married to Georgie Thompson since December 20, 2014. ...

5. Tony Adams

Self | 1996 UEFA European Football Championship

Tony Adams was born on October 10, 1966 in Romford, Essex, England as Tony Alexander Adams.

6. Ajaz Ahmed

Self | The City Talking: Tech in Leeds

Ajaz Ahmed was born as Ajaz Khowaj Quoram Ahmed.

7. Dotun Adebayo

Actor | Krig och kärlek

Dotun Adebayo was born on August 25, 1960 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is an actor, known for Krig och kärlek (1981) and Artsnight (1994).

8. Kriss Akabusi

Actor | Last of the Summer Wine

Kriss Akabusi was born on November 28, 1958 in Paddington, London, England as Kriss Kezie Uche Chukwu Duru Akabusi. He is an actor, known for Last of the Summer Wine (1973), The London Programme (1975) and The Other Half (1997).

9. Mark Alleyne

Self | Grace & Favour: A Portrait of Gloucestershire CCC

Mark Alleyne was born on May 23, 1968 in Tottenham, London, England as Mark Wayne Alleyne. He is married to Louise Alleyne. They have one child.

10. John Ammonds

Producer | The Morecambe & Wise Show

John Ammonds was born on May 21, 1924 in Kennington, London, England as John Edwin Ammonds. He was a producer and director, known for The Morecambe & Wise Show (1968), Comedy Playhouse (1961) and Bernie (1978). He was married to Winifred Laithwaite and Win Ammonds. He died on February 13, 2013 ...

11. Bill Ashton

Music_department | In Concert

William Michael Allingham Ashton OBE is a British saxophonist and composer, best known for co-founding the London Schools' Orchestra, now the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO), of which he is Musical Director.

Ashton was born in Blackpool, Lancashire. From 1955-57 he was educated at Rossall ...

12. Simon Archer

Self | They Think It's All Over

Simon Archer was born on June 27, 1973 in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England as Simon David Archer.

14. Ian Anderson

Soundtrack | The Boondock Saints

Ian Anderson, born in Fife, Scotland, is one of the most famous and innovative flute-players of the last 40 years. A singer and composer, Anderson is also a multi instrumentalist, including acoustic and electric guitars, saxophone, percussion, keyboards, bagpipe, violin, balalaika, clarinet and a ...

15. Duncan Anderson

Self | Line of Fire

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services in support of Military Operations. He is the lecturer for the Ministry of Defence and lives in Oxfordshire, England.

16. Peter Armitage

Actor | Jack the Ripper

Peter Armitage was born on October 23, 1939 in Skipton, Yorkshire, England as Peter James Armitage. He was an actor, known for Jack the Ripper (1988), G.B.H. (1991) and Hearts and Minds (1995). He was married to Annabel Scase. He died on November 30, 2018.

17. John Ashdown-Hill

Self | Secrets

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the Exhumation and Identification of King Richard III.

18. Geoffrey Ashe

Self | In Search of...

Geoffrey Ashe was born on March 29, 1923 in London, England as Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe. He is known for his work on In Search of... (1976), History's Mysteries (1998) and Mystery Files (2010).

19. Imran Amed

Self | British Style Genius

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Fashion. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for the Business of Fashion in London, England.

21. Alfred Bestall

Writer | Jackanory

Alfred Bestall was born on December 14, 1892 in Mandalay, Burma as Alfred Edmeades Bestall. He was a writer, known for Jackanory (1965) and The Rupert Bear Story: A Tribute to Alfred Bestall (1982). He died on January 15, 1986 in Penlan, Wales.

22. Alan Ball

Self | VIII FIFA World Cup 1966

Alan Ball was born on May 12, 1945 in Farnworth, Lancashire, England as Alan James Ball. He was married to Janet Lesley Newton. He died on April 25, 2007 in Warsash, Hampshire, England.

23. Michael Ball

Actor | Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary

Michael Ball has enjoyed a very successful and varied career over the last 20 years, both in the West End and on the Concert Stage, working with some of the 20th century's most prolific musical theatre composers.

After graduating from the Guildford School of Acting, his professional debut was in "...

Son of Tony Ball MBE.

24. Acker Bilk

Soundtrack | There's Something About Mary

Acker Bilk was born on January 28, 1929 in Pensford, Somerset, England as Bernard Stanley Bilk. He was married to Jean Hawkins. He died on November 2, 2014 in Bath, Somerset.

25. Tim Bentinck

Actor | By the Sword Divided

Best known as the voice of David Archer in the BBC Radio series, The Archers, which he has played since 1982, Tim is also an accomplished stage, film, radio and television actor. From the swashbuckling Tom Lacey in the 80s series By The Sword Divided to starring with David Jason in 2012's The Royal...

26. Jeremy Beadle

Producer | Hot Shots

Jeremy Beadle was born on April 12, 1948 in Hackney, London, England as Jeremy James Anthony Gibson Beadle. He was a writer and producer, known for Hot Shots (1994), Eureka (1981) and Beadle's About (1986). He was married to Susan (Sue) Maria Marshall. He died on January 30, 2008 in Westminster, ...

27. Colin Boyne

Self | A Very English Genius

Colin Boyne was born as Colin Michael Boyne.

29. James Bolam

Actor | The Likely Lads

James Bolam was born on June 16, 1935 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England. He is known for his work on The Likely Lads (1976), When the Boat Comes In (1976) and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962). He is married to Susan Jameson. They have one child.

30. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

31. John Beavis

Actor | The Forsyte Saga

John Beavis was born as John William Beavis. He is an actor, known for The Forsyte Saga (1967), Biggles (1960) and Resurrection (1968).

32. Norman Barrett

Actor | Our House

Norman Barrett was born in 1936 in England. He is an actor, known for Our House (1996), Right Charlie (1972) and The Good Old Days (1953).

33. Brian Barron

Actor | The World Without US

Brian Barron was born on April 28, 1940 in Bristol, England as Brian Munro Barron. He was an actor, known for The World Without US (2008) and Newsnight (1980). He was married to Angela Lee. He died on September 16, 2009 in Cornwall, England.

34. Cyril Bennett

Self | Countryfile

Cyril Bennett was born as Cyril James Bennett.

35. Roy Barraclough

Actor | Funland

Roy Barraclough began his career as a draughtsman, taking time off to work as an entertainer in a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight. Combining his day job with local amateur theatre for several years, he was eventually offered a full-time acting contract by repertory theatre producer Nita Valerie ...

36. R.S.M. Brittain

Actor | The Inspector

R.S.M. Brittain was born on September 12, 1899 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England as Ronald Brittain. He is known for his work on Lisa (1962), Concrete Jungle (1960) and Rotten to the Core (1965). He died on January 9, 1981 in Chester, Cheshire, England.

37. Peter Beckley

Tales of the Unexpected

He and his wife, Diana, are members of the Norfolk Beekeepers Association in England.

38. Johnny Briggs

Actor | Coronation Street

Born in South London on Sept 5, 1935, to Ernest and Rose Briggs, Johnny had a younger sister, Barbara, who died in 1955 at age 15. As a boy, he sang soprano in a church choir and during World War II he was evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. Back in London he won a scholarship, at ...

39. Frith Banbury

Director | Theatre Night

Frith Banbury was born on May 4, 1912 in Plymouth, Devon, England as Frederick Harold Frith Banbury. He was an actor and director, known for Theatre Night (1957), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) and ITV Television Playhouse (1955). He died on May 14, 2008 in London, England.

40. Eric Bristow

Actor | Heartlands

Eric Bristow was born on April 27, 1957 in Hackney, London, England as Eric John Bristow. He was an actor, known for Heartlands (2002), Never the Twain (1981) and House of Flying Arrows (2016). He was married to Jane Higginbotham. He died on April 5, 2018 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.

41. Steve Backley

Self | A Question of Sport

Steve Backley was born on February 12, 1969 in Sidcup, Kent, England as Stephen James Backley.

43. Rob Brydon

Actor | Marion & Geoff

Rob Brydon was born on May 3, 1965 in Swansea, Wales as Robert Brydon Jones. He is an actor and writer, known for Marion & Geoff (2000), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005) and The Trip (2010). He has been married to Claire Holland since October 6, 2006. They have two children.

44. John Byrne

Writer | Tutti Frutti

John Byrne was born to an Irish Catholic family in Paisley, Renfrewshire. He grew up in the Ferguslie Park housing scheme and was educated at the town's St Mirin's Academy before attending Glasgow School of Art from 1958 to 1963. Byrne has received three Honorary Doctorates: in 1997 he was ...

45. Roger Black

Self | Stars in Their Eyes

Roger Black was born on March 31, 1966 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He is married to Julia Burgess. They have two children. He was previously married to Elsa de Vassoigne.

46. Hogan 'Kid' Bassey

Self | The Heart of a Man

Hogan 'Kid' Bassey was born on June 3, 1932 in Creek Town, Calabar, Nigeria. He was married to Mary Madgalene and Maria Williams. He died on January 26, 1998 in Lagos, Nigeria.

48. Jeremy Black

Monarchy with David Starkey

Jeremy Black was born on October 30, 1955 in England as Jeremy Martin Black. He is known for his work on Monarchy with David Starkey (2004), Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the German Dams (2011) and Castles: Britain's Fortified History (2014).

49. Dickie Bird

Actor | Mike Bassett: England Manager

Dickie Bird was born on April 19, 1933 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England as Harold Dennis Bird. He is an actor, known for Mike Bassett: England Manager (2001), Heartbeat (1992) and BBC TV Cricket (1938).

50. Trevor Brooking

Actor | The Little and Large Show

Trevor Brooking was born on October 2, 1948 in Barking, London, England as Trevor David Brooking. He is an actor, known for The Little and Large Show (1978), Match of the Day (1964) and Football World Cup (1954).

51. Richard Burnett

Actor | Miss Julie

Richard Burnett was born in 1923. He was an actor, known for Miss Julie (1999) and Ed (2000). He died on December 15, 2006.

52. Peter Beardsley

Self | The Shouting Men

Peter Beardsley was born on January 18, 1961 in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England as Peter Andrew Beardsley.

53. Derek Bell

Transportation_department | Le Mans

Derek Bell was born on October 31, 1941 in Pinner, Middlesex, England as Derek Reginald Bell. He is known for his work on Le Mans (1971), Formula 1 (1950) and Starshot (1987).

54. Logan Brewer

Producer | Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

He studied art at the St. Martin's School of Art in London, England.

55. Derek Bell

Soundtrack | Barry Lyndon

Derek Bell was born on October 21, 1935 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as George Derek Fleetwood Bell. He was married to Stephanie Bell. He died on October 15, 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

56. John Bird

Famous, Rich and Homeless

John Bird was born in 1946 in Notting Hill, London, England. He is known for his work on Famous, Rich and Homeless (2016), Famous, Rich & Homeless (2009) and Meet the Lords (2017).

57. Kenny Baker

Music_department | The Small Back Room

Kenny Baker was born on March 1, 1921 in Withernsea, Yorkshire, England. He is known for his work on Hour of Glory (1949), Touch and Go (1955) and Two Left Feet (1965). He died on December 7, 1999 in Felpham, West Sussex, England.

58. Don Burrows

Composer | Two Thousand Weeks

Don Burrows was born on August 8, 1928 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Donald Vernon Burrows. He is known for his work on Two Thousand Weeks (1969), One Man's Road (1967) and Sculpture Australia '69 (1969).

59. Jonathan Betts

BFFs

Jonathan Betts is known for his work on BFFs (2016), Longitude (2000) and Horizon (1964).

60. Tony Bywater

Actor | Who, Sir? Me, Sir?

Tony Bywater was born in 1942 in England as Anthony Thomas Bywater. He is an actor, known for Who, Sir? Me, Sir? (1985).

61. John Blakeley

Art_department | John Carter

John Blakeley is an internationally renowned sculptor. After studying illustration at Blackpool Art College, he went on to study sculpture at The City and Guilds of London Art School, anatomy at The Royal Academy and life drawing at St Martins School of Art. He won coveted scholarships to the ...

62. Gary Brooker

Soundtrack | Oblivion

Gary Brooker was born on May 29, 1945 in Southend, Essex, England. He has been married to Françoise Riedo since July 13, 1968.

63. Barry Briggs

Self | This Is Your Life

Barry Briggs is an actor, known for This Is Your Life (1955).

64. John Barnes

Self | Bend It Like Beckham

Considered a legend of English football, especially by Liverpool fans, John Barnes was born in Jamaica and moved to England aged 12. His most notable playing career was for Watford between 1981 and 1987 and Liverpool between 1987 and 1997. He also played in 79 matches for England, scoring 11 goals,...

65. Graeme Bell

Self | Celebrity Tattle Tales

Graeme Bell was born on September 7, 1914 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia as Graeme Emerson Bell. He was married to Dorothy Gough, Elizabeth Watson and Margot Bliss. He died on June 13, 2012 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

66. Jenson Button

Self | 66th Grand Prix of Monaco

Jenson Button was born on January 19, 1980 in Frome, Somerset, England as Jenson Alexander Lyons Button. He is an actor, known for 66th Grand Prix of Monaco (2008), Formula 1 (1950) and Formula 1: BBC Sport (2009).

67. Stuart Broad

Self | BT Sport Cricket

Stuart Broad was born on June 24, 1986 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England as Stuart Christopher John Broad.

68. Brendon Batson

Self | Arena

Brendon Batson was born on February 1, 1953 in Grenada.

69. Vivian Bullwinkel Statham

Paradise Road

She was awarded the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) on January 26, 1993 and the Royal Red Cross Medal on March 6, 1947 for her services to veterans and ex-prisoners of war communities, to nursing to the Red Cross Society and to the community.

70. Norman Jay

Actor | Late Starter

Norman Jay was born in 1958 in Notting Hill, London, England as Norman Bernard Joseph. He is an actor, known for Late Starter (1985), Rebel Dread and Flashback: The History of UK Black Music (2016).

71. Kyran Bracken

Self | 100 Streets

Kyran Bracken was born on November 22, 1971 in Dublin, Ireland.

72. Peter Blake

Self | Boss TV

Peter Blake was born on October 1, 1948 in Auckland, New Zealand. He was married to Lady Pippa. He died on December 5, 2001 in Macapá, Amapá, Brazil.

73. Andy Banks

Self | Superstars

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Diving in Plymouth, Devon, England.

75. John Blashford-Snell

Actor | Kenya Quest Expedition

John Blashford-Snell was born on October 22, 1936 in Hereford, England as John Nicholas Blashford-Snell. He is an actor, known for Kenya Quest Expedition, Jackanory (1965) and You Bet! (1988). He has been married to Judith Frances Sherman since August 27, 1960. They have two children.

76. Evan Bryson

Self | Inside the Mind of Paul Gascoigne

Evan Bryson was born in 1930 in England.

77. John Barrowman

Actor | Torchwood

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, and raised in Joliet, Illinois. He returned to the UK, for a 6 month Shakespeare semester with the United States International University of San Diego, but left to star in the musical production of "Anything Goes," with Elaine Page. He went on to star in "Miss Saigon," "...

78. Jonah Barrington

Self | Band Waggon

Jonah Barrington was born on August 20, 1904 in London, England as Cyril C. Dalmaine. He died on September 21, 1986 in Sussex, England.

79. Stephen Bull

Self | The Victorian Kitchen Garden

Cannock, Staffordshire, England, UK

80. Joe Brown

Actor | Three Hats for Lisa

Joe Brown was born on May 13, 1941 in Swarby, Lincolnshire, England as Joseph Roger Brown. He is known for his work on Three Hats for Lisa (1965), Doing Time (1979) and Mona Lisa (1986). He was previously married to Vicki Brown.

81. John Bolster

Actor | The Dickie Henderson Show

John Bolster is an actor, known for The Dickie Henderson Show (1960) and The Fast Lady (1962).

82. Alistair Brownlee

Self | Commonwealth Games

Alistair Brownlee was born on April 23, 1988 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England as Alistair Edward Brownlee.

83. Ian Bell

Actor | The Ashes

Ian Bell was born on April 11, 1982 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Ian Ronald Bell. He is an actor, known for The Ashes (1930), The Edge (2019) and 2011 Cricket World Cup (2011).

84. David Blagrove

Actor | Distant Bridges

David Blagrove was born as David Richard Blagrove. He is an actor, known for Distant Bridges (1999).

85. Kuljit Bhamra

Music_department | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Kuljit Bhamra is known for his work on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), After the Wedding (2006) and Gun Shy (2017).

86. John Bird

Famous, Rich and Homeless

John Bird was born in 1946 in Notting Hill, London, England. He is known for his work on Famous, Rich and Homeless (2016), Famous, Rich & Homeless (2009) and Meet the Lords (2017).

87. Logan Brewer

Producer | Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

He studied art at the St. Martin's School of Art in London, England.

88. Tommy Boyd

Actor | Wacaday

Tommy Boyd was born on December 14, 1952 in Syon Park, Middlesex, England as Timothy Leslie Boyd. He is an actor, known for Wacaday (1985), Jigsaw (1979) and Woof! (1989).

89. Guy Barker

Soundtrack | Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Guy Barker was born as Guy Jeffery Barker.

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90. Richard Burnett

Actor | Miss Julie

Richard Burnett was born in 1923. He was an actor, known for Miss Julie (1999) and Ed (2000). He died on December 15, 2006.

91. Donnie Burns

Self | Ballroom Dancing: The International Championships

Donnie Burns was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He has been married to Heidi Groskreutz-Burns since 2008. He was previously married to Nicole Burns-Hansen.

92. Max Boyce

Actor | To the North of Katmandu

Max Boyce was born on September 27, 1943 in Glynneath, South Wales, UK. He is a writer and actor, known for To the North of Katmandu (1986), World Cup Journey (2007) and Poems and Pints (1972).

93. Robert Berkeley

Producer | Say My Name

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Equality. Dr. Berkeley was the former director for the Runnymeade Trust in London SE27, England.

94. Frank Bruno

Actor | Family Fortunes

Frank Bruno was born on November 16, 1961 in Hammersmith, London, England as Franklyn Roy Bruno. He is an actor, known for Family Fortunes (1980), The Calcium Kid (2004) and Cass (2008). He was previously married to Laura Mooney.

95. Bob Braithwaite

Self | This Is Your Life

Bob Braithwaite was born on September 28, 1925 in Arnside Tower Farm, Westmorland, England as John Robert Braithwaite. He was married to Kathleen Graham and Sadie Laurie. He died on February 26, 2015 in Carnforth, Lancashire, England.

96. Roger Bucknall

Self | Davy Graham & Bert Jansch: The Parting Glass

Roger Bucknall was born as Roger David Bucknall.

97. James Blair

Music_department | John and the Magic Music Man

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to music. He is the principal conductor and artistic director fort he Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in London, England.

98. Errol Brown

Soundtrack | American Made

Errol Brown was born on November 12, 1943 in Kingston, Jamaica as Lester Errol Brown. He was married to Ginette. He died on May 6, 2015 in the Bahamas.

99. John Blakeley

Art_department | John Carter

John Blakeley is an internationally renowned sculptor. After studying illustration at Blackpool Art College, he went on to study sculpture at The City and Guilds of London Art School, anatomy at The Royal Academy and life drawing at St Martins School of Art. He won coveted scholarships to the ...

100. Mike Butcher

Self | The Startup Kids

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Technology and Journalism. He is an Editor-at-Large at TechCrunch and lives in Kingston, Surrey, England.



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