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David Wenham, Jean Kittson, Claudia Karvan among those awarded Australia Day Honours

David Wenham, Jean Kittson, Claudia Karvan among those awarded Australia Day Honours
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Celebrities are among the more than one thousand names on this year’s Australia Day Honours Listwith late indigenous performer Archie Roach awarded the highest of honours.

Roach has posthumously been made a Companion of the Order of Australia for his “eminent service to the performing arts as a songwriter and musician, to Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and through support for emerging First Nations artists”.

Roach, who died aged 66 in Julyhad previously been made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015.

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A number of celebrities are among the 1047 names on this year’s Australia Day Honours List, with late indigenous performer Archie Roach awarded the highest of honours. (Supplied/Phil Nitchie)

The musician wasn’t the only celebrity making this year’s list – the first of King Charles III’s reign.

Australian filmmaker and Rabbit-Proof Fence director Phillip Noyce, 72, was awarded the title Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the arts as a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Concert promoter Paul Dainty AM was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, primarily for his efforts organising the fundraising concert Fire Fight Australia to raise money for the victims of the 2019/20 bushfires.

He was previously appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2017.

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Australian filmmaker and Rabbit-Proof Fence director Phillip Noyce, 72, was awarded the title Officer of the Order of Australia for his services to the arts. (Photo: 2002) (Fairfax Media/Penny Bradfield)
David Wenham attends the Australian premiere of ELVIS at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair on June 04, 2022 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Actor David Wenham was given the honour “for significant service to the performing arts as an actor and producer” (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Australian actor David Wenham and comedian Jean Kittson are among the newest performers recognised as Members of the Order of Australia.

Wenham, the 57-year-old Elvis and red Mill actor who is from Queensland, was given the honour “for significant service to the performing arts as an actor and producer”.

While former Celebrity Apprentice star Kittson, 68, from NSW was recognised “for significant service to the arts as a performer, writer and comedian”.

Kylie Minogue’s former longtime manager Terry Blamey was also made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2023 honours list “for significant service to management in the music industry”.

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Former Celebrity Apprentice star Kittson, 68, from NSW was recognised “for significant service to the arts as a performer, writer and comedian”. (Nine)

Since 1974, Blamey has managed Australian stars including: Deni Hines, Gina G, Fiona Horne, Richard Clapton, Dannii Minogue and older sister Kylie Minogue AO OBE, whose career he steered for 25 years before they parted ways in 2013.

Australian producer Bruna Papandrea from NSW, a long-time collaborator with Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, was also recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia.

She’s made hit TV shows and filmd including Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers, Anatomy Of A Scandal, Penguin Bloom and The Undoing.

Actress Nicole Kidman, author Liane Moriarty, actress Reese Witherspoon, and executive producer Bruna Papandrea attend the premiere of HBO's
Australian producer Bruna Papandrea (right) from NSW, a long-time collaborator with Reese Witherspoon (second right) and Nicole Kidman (left), was also recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

TV correspondant Philip Williams and TV doctor, Dr Norman Swan, both from NSW, were recognised for services to Broadcast by being made Members of the Order of Australia

Bump and Secret Life of Us actress Claudia Karvan, 50, from NSW was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to the film and television industry”.

Journalist and former Today host Steve Liebmann was also given a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2023 list, “for service to the broadcast media as a journalist”.

Country music singers Dianne Lindsay and Peter Simpson, as well as Sydney-based singer Peter Ciani were all awarded Medals of the Order of Australia for their musical work.

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Journalist and former Today host Steve Liebmann (right) was also given a Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2023 list. (Today)
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Actress Claudia Karvan, 50, from NSW was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to the film and television industry”. (Getty)

Tanya Wilks and John MacKenzie were both recognised for their efforts in radio broadcasting with Wilks a breakfast host for Triple M Newcastle (formerly KO-FM), since 2000 and MacKenzie a talk show host in Cairns since 1983.

Jeweller to the stars Nic Cerrone, whose clients include Barbara Streisand was given a Medal of the Order of Australia “for service to the jewellery industry, and to the community”.

Sydney-based Cerrone was awarded the Knighthood of the Italian Republic in 1994.

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David Wenham, Jean Kittson, and Claudia Karvan awarded Australia Day Honours

On Australia Day 2020, three well-known Australian faces were honored by the Australian government. David Wenham, Jean Kittson, and Claudia Karvan were all among those to receive honours from this year’s Australia Day Honours list.

What are the Australia Day Honours?

The Australia Day Honours is an annual list of citizens who have been recognised for outstanding achievement and service to their community or to the nation. Recipients of the honour are awarded an Order of Australia medal in recognition of their contribution to the nation.

What are David Wenham, Jean Kittson, and Claudia Karvan being recognised for?

David Wenham is a well-known Australian actor, who has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and theatre productions. He has been recognised for his services to the performing arts through his extensive career.

Jean Kittson is a comedian, actor, and author who has a long career in the entertainment industry. She has been honoured for her services to the performing arts as a comedian, author and health advocate.

Claudia Karvan is an actor, television producer and screenwriter who has had a successful career since her debut in the hit Australian television show The Secret Life of Us. She has been recognised for her services to the performing arts, television and film production.

Summary

On Australia Day 2020, three well-known Australian faces were honored with an Order of Australia medal from the Australia Day Honours list. They were David Wenham, Jean Kittson and Claudia Karvan, who were recognised for their services to the performing arts, television and film production. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of each of these individuals in their respected careers.



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