Hugh Laurie and Game of Thrones' James Cosmo on New Year Honours list

Veteran Scottish actor James Cosmo also makes this year's list

Hugh Laurie has been awarded a CBE on the New Year Honours list, upgrading the OBE he was awarded for services to drama in 2007.

Rising to fame as a comedic actor in the UK alongside Stephen Fry, Laurie became a truly worldwide star in 2004 when he landed the role of the titular protagonist in TV series House.

More recently he has moved into music, showing off his multi-instrument talents on blues albums Let Them Talk and Didn't It Rain, which both reached the top three in the UK charts.

James Cosmo

Veteran Scottish actor James Cosmo also made this year's list, being honoured with an MBE.

He is known for films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, and famously played Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones.

Eamonn Holmes picked up an OBE for his services to broadcast meanwhile, telling the Press Association: "It's like getting a gold star for your homework - 2018 will be my 38th year as a broadcaster and I can't think of a better way of marking that.

"It's a wonderful accolade."

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