British actor John Hurt was made a Commander Of The British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II today (09DEC04).

The ALIEN star, 64, was awarded the honour for his services to drama at the Queen's London residence Buckingham Palace.

Hurt enthused, "The Queen insinuated that it was an interesting profession and that I'd been at it for some time. She said how fascinating it was.

"(This honour) is a one-off. I'm very grateful and delighted."

09/12/2004 17:41