Magazine article Screen International

'Game of Thrones' Actor, Nik Powell among Screen Industry Honoured by Queen

Magazine article Screen International

'Game of Thrones' Actor, Nik Powell among Screen Industry Honoured by Queen

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Actors, producer and former PACT head of diversity among those honoured.

Nik Powell

Game Of Thrones actor James Cosmo and former producer and NFTS director Nik Powell were among screen industry professionals awarded titles in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours list.

Veteran Scottish actor Cosmo, known for playing Jeor Mormont in Game of Thrones and films including Braveheart, Trainspotting and Highlander, was honoured with an MBE.

Powell, who received an OBE, stepped down from his position as director of the National Film and Television School in 2017 after 14 years in the role. In the early 1970s he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in 1982 he partnered with fellow-producer Stephen Woolley to form the Palace companies, where he served as executive producer on titles including Company Of Wolves, Mona Lisa, Scandal and The Crying Game. …

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