Harry Potter and Infamous actor Toby Jones is made an OBE for services to drama


Hunger Games and Infamous actor Toby Jones is made an OBE for services to drama at Windsor Castle

Hunger Games and Infamous actor Toby Jones has been made an OBE for services to drama. 

The critically-acclaimed star, 55, looked smart in navy as he posed with his Investiture outside Windsor Castle after receiving his award from the Prince Of Wales at Windsor Castle.

From playing the beloved but doddering Captain Mainwaring in the big screen adaption of Dad’s Army to starring in Marvel’s blockbuster Captain America franchise, the actor has enjoyed a varied career.

Award: Harry Potter and Infamous actor Toby Jones was made an OBE for services to drama at Windsor Castle on Wednesday

Award: Harry Potter and Infamous actor Toby Jones was made an OBE for services to drama at Windsor Castle on Wednesday

He’s voiced Dobby the house elf in Harry Potter, Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games and is set to star in Sam Mendes movie, Empire Of Light.  

Toby was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Alfred Hitchcock in the HBO television film The Girl and won a Best Male Comedy BAFTA for his part in Detectorists. 

Jones is also known for his work in the theatre and has performed in The Play What I Wrote, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. 

In 2020, he was nominated for his second Olivier Award, for Best Actor for his performance in a revival of Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya.

Critical acclaim: Toby portrayed Arnim Zola in Captain America - The First Avenger - 2011

Critical acclaim: Toby portrayed Arnim Zola in Captain America – The First Avenger – 2011 

Doing his thing: Toby in Infamous - 2006 - Infamous is a 2006 American drama film in which he played the role of Capote

Doing his thing: Toby in Infamous – 2006 – Infamous is a 2006 American drama film in which he played the role of Capote 

Different roles: Toby as Claudius Templesmith, (right) in The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - 2013

Different roles: Toby as Claudius Templesmith, (right) in The Hunger Games – Catching Fire – 2013

All walks of life: Dobby, voiced by Toby  in a scene from, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

All walks of life: Dobby, voiced by Toby  in a scene from, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Toby was not the only person to receive a reward on the day.  

National treasure Sir David Attenborough has been awarded his Knight Grand Cross honour from fellow avid environmentalist the Prince of Wales.

The broadcaster, 96, collected his Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to television broadcasting and to conservation on Wednesday.

Sir David, first knighted by the Queen in 1985, collected the even more prestigious honour from her son Charles at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

Honoured again: Sir David Attenborough, 96, was made a knight for the second time in 37 years

Honoured again: Sir David Attenborough, 96, was made a knight for the second time in 37 years 

It comes after Sir David featured in a segment of the Platinum Party at the Palace, the Platinum Jubilee concert held outside Buckingham Palace in London on June 4.

William highlighted the efforts of “visionary environmentalists” during this section of the show, which saw a clip of Sir David projected on to Buckingham Palace.

William also spoke about the pride he felt for “my grandfather and my father” – the Duke of Edinburgh and Charles – who have championed the natural world.

Gary Lightbody, lead singer of rock band Snow Patrol, was also due to be made an OBE for services to music and to charity in Northern Ireland.

Spy chief Sir Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, was also due to receive his knighthood after he was made Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to national security.

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, will receive his knighthood for services to public health, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, while  

Prince Charles, 73, invested Sir David with his new honour, given for services to television broadcasting and to conservation during the ceremony

Prince Charles, 73, invested Sir David with his new honour, given for services to television broadcasting and to conservation during the ceremony

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