Patrick Stewart has been awarded with a knighthood for his services to drama.

The 'Star Trek' actor was named in the Queen's New Year Honours list, alongside other famous faces including Status Quo musicians Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi.

Stewart commented that he is "very proud" of the accolade, adding: "This is an honour that embraces those actors, directors and creative teams who have in these recent years helped fill my life with inspiration, companionship and sheer fun."

Other people in the list included Springwatch presenter Simon King, who was given an OBE, and former Shadows star Jet Harris, who was made an MBE for his services to music.