This year, Dame Stephanie Shirley has been made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour.
"It is an honour that could not be more deserved and I know it will mean a great deal to all those who knew and loved him".
He has been recognised by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to music and charity and will accept his award in Buckingham Palace later this year.
Other notable recipients within the entertainment industry include comedian Billy Connolly who will receive a knighthood for services to entertainment and charity.
The author, who is also marking two decades since the publication of the first book in her best-selling Harry Potter series, is honoured for services to literature and philanthropy.
Bafta award victor Dame Julie, 67, and Gone With The Wind starlet Dame Olivia are both honoured for their services to drama. Actresses Julie Walters and June Whitfield have been made dames.
The late politician's senior caseworker, Sandra Major, who witnessed the killing, receives an MBE for parliamentary services and service to the community in Batley and Spen.
Finally, technology investor Mark Mason receives an MBE for services to the digital economy. The actress (52) has appeared in "Coronation Street", "Last Tango in Halifax" and won a Bafta for her role in police drama "Happy Valley" earlier this year.
Alongside well-known names, many people in the world of business, health and long-time campaigners are also honoured.
The principal of Belmont Nursery School in Londonderry, Jennifer Marshall, was also awarded an MBE for services to education.
Former Rugby League player Terry Flanagan was awarded an MBE for services to Rugby League and to charity in the North West.
Ashley Tabor, Founder and Executive President of Global has been awarded an OBE in Queen's birthday honours.