16 Celebrities Who Have Been Knighted

Posted by PZ on November 8th, 2010

There is no greater honor that a British citizen can receive than being honored by the Queen herself. Along with taking the title of Sir or Dame, the recipient also gets to bask in the glory and recognition that accompanies it. Many celebrities have received this prestigious accolade, here is a list of just some of the ones who have.

Sean Connery
EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 16: Sir Sean Connery attends the opening film of The Edinburgh Film Festival: The Illusionist on June 16, 2010 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian Jacobs/Getty Images)

Elton John
British musician Elton John performs at a concert to promote his new album with U.S. musician Leon Russell, The Union at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Helen Mirren
COLOGNE, GERMANY - OCTOBER 26: Helen Mirren smiles during the photocall for her new film 'Die Tuer' on October 26, 2010 in Cologne, Germany. (Photo by Ralf Juergens/Getty Images)

Rolf Harris
GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Rolf Harris performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 2 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. This year sees the 40th anniversary of the festival which was started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 and has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Bob Geldof
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Political activist Bob Geldof attends the 2010 MDG Summit concluding reception at The Plaza Hotel on September 22, 2010 in New York. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Sir Paul McCartney poses in the press room at the Q Awards 2010 held at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Judi Dench
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Judi Dench attends summer fundraising party for The Old Vic Theatre at Battersea Power station on July 1, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)

Ian McKellan
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Sir Ian McKellan arrive at the First Light Movie Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square on March 2, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Christopher Lee
BERLIN - SEPTEMBER 23: Actor Christopher Lee attends the Dreamball 2010 charity gala at the Grand Hyatt hotel on September 23, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Roger Moore
ITAR-TASS 30: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. MARCH 17, 2010. British actor and producer Roger Moore at a concert as a part of the closing ceremony of the Second International Violoncello Festival. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Valery Sharifulin)

Mick Jagger
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Singer Mick Jagger attends the premiere of 'Boardwalk Empire' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Lead singer of Irish band U2 Bono poses for the media at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul September 5, 2010. The bridge links Istanbul's European and Asian sides over the Bosphorus Straits. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Ben Kingsley
46106, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Wednesday October 13 2010. Sir Ben Kingsley and wife Daniela Lavender on the red carpet ahead of the European premiere of the movie Never Let Me Go , the Opening Night Gala of the 54th BFI London Film Festival. Photograph: PacificCoastNews.com

Julie Andrews
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actress Julie Andrews attends Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 'Evening With Blake Edwards' on September 30, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Anthony Hopkins
Actor Anthony Hopkins arrives for the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' at The Elgin Theater in Toronto, Canada on September 12, 2010. UPI/Christine Chew Photo via Newscom

Michael Caine
30th September, 2010: Actor Sir Michael Caine signs copies of his new book The Elephant to Hollywood at Waterstones book shop, Piccadilly, London.  KGC-107/starmaxinc.com Photo via Newscom

Category: Ben Kingsley, Bob Geldof, Elton John, Helen Mirren, Ian McKellan, Paul McCartney