Stephen Graham made OBE in New Year Honours for services to drama

Actor Stephen Graham has been made OBE for services to drama.

The acclaimed actor, who has starred in the likes of Snatch and The Irishman alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names, was named in the New Year Honours list.

Stephen will receive the Order of the British Empire for his services, having appeared in massive blockbusters and TV dramas across his three-decade career.

While he has dazzled in gangster films with the likes of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, he is probably best-known for his role in 2006 film This Is England, where he played the dangerous English nationalist Andrew ‘Combo’ Gascoigne.

Stephen later reprised the skinhead character in the TV dramas This Is England ’86, This Is England ’88 and This Is England ’90, which aired on Channel 4.

Recently the star has teamed up with his wife, Hannah Walters, to create a TV version of acclaimed film Boiling Point, for which Stephen was nominated for a Bafta.

The new series will see Stephen reprise his role as Andy Jones, and is set six months after the events of the movie.

Husband and wife Stephen and Hannah work as executive producers of the show and promise the series will be a ‘rollercoaster of feelings and emotions’ and a ride you will want to ‘keep getting back on.’

The original Boiling Point film took home four Bifa wins, two National Film Awards and four Taormina Film Festival Awards.

It also received an additional three Bafta nominations for outstanding British film, outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer, and best casting.

Also this year, Stephen starred in neo-nazi drama The Walk In, Roald Dahl film adaption Matilda The Musical, comedic police series Code 404 and had a role in hit BBC show Peaky Blinders.

He also starred in Help alongside Jodie Comer, which won the International Emmy for TV movie in November.

The actor is set to be as busy as ever in the coming months, as he’s also set to star in upcoming biographical drama Young Woman And The Sea, based around about competitive American swimmers.

He is also starring opposite Saoirse Ronan int the hugely anticipated World War II drama Blitz.

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