'It's just not me': Danny Boyle explains he turned down knighthood because he wouldn't have felt right accepting individual award for the Olympics opening ceremony Boyle, 56, was in line for New Year Honours list for highly praised spectacle He said a cast of thousands helped create it, so accepting 'didn't feel right' Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance” class=”blkBorder” /> A performer playing the role of the Queen parachutes from a helicopter during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance The quintessentially British scenes saw the ceremony widely hailed a resounding success Actors perform in a sequence to represent the National Health Service (NHS) during the ceremony Trainspotting, a film about Edinburgh junkies, was one of Boyle’s earliest big-screen hits.
Isn’t a gold medal the only gong they need | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 30 December 2012 'Discrepancy': Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson, who won his tenth gold medal and received a CBE, was disappointed not to get a knighthood Olympic cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins says that he probably won’t use his new knighthood. ‘Except in a comedy way,’ he adds. Of course
Without brave whistleblowers, Ali Dizaei would be running the Met police | UPDATED: 08:08 GMT, 18 December 2012 'Plebgate': An officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of Mitchell's outburst to the Press So much for the ‘public interest’ defence. A policeman has been arrested for allegedly leaking details of ‘Plebgate’ to the Press