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Petitions for knighthoods....

Grey Havens

Mar 16 2007, 12:29am

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Petitions for knighthoods.... Can't Post

I've noticed that there's a trend of starting a petition to support causes close to one's heart (*cough*PJ for The Hobbit*cough*).

Today, my attention was brought to this site:


In case you missed it, fans of Sean Bean were looking to petition to have Sean bestowed with a KBE (Knight of the Britsh Empire).... mmm... Sir Sean.... *sigh*


Anyway, this brought up a past peeve of mine.

Why is that they can bestow a knighthood on a Rolling Stone and a Beatle, but not on a Wizard/Vampire?

If I were a Brit, I'd definitely start up a petition to have Christopher Lee given a KBE... I think he's certainly earned it, if not for acting, I think his indurance of being typecast in the same old, same old type of roles and doing so with a sense of humor certainly warrants it.

Any Brits here agree with me?

Tol Eressea

Mar 16 2007, 4:03pm

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Well, I'm not a Brit, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

... I agree. :)

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Alassea Elensar

Mar 17 2007, 11:43pm

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I'm not a Brit, either [In reply to] Can't Post

But I think it's long overdue. He's done far more to earn it than some others who have been knighted.

SandWitch King

Mar 18 2007, 6:07am

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AMEN! [In reply to] Can't Post

The Rolling Stones (IMHO) taint the knighthood thing. But my personal feelings aside, you are right. If you grant them for this you should grant them for that. And, hey, the guy just released an album! He is a singer too!

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Mar 18 2007, 9:06am

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Its not all of the RS [In reply to] Can't Post

Only Jagger.

His is about the only celebrity knighthood I feel should not have been given.

I don't think Lee really scores on the radar other than career longevity though. He was made a CBE, as was Ian McKellen. McKellen said of his knighthood, which I thought was touching, he would take the knighthood over the Oscar any day as they Oscar was for one film, the knighthood was for an entire career.

I don't however hold much with celebrity knighthoods as a rule anyways. I think the film/music industry throws enough plaudits at themselves as it is, let alone our Queen and Gov. doing so also.

However, Bob Geldof I do make the exception for. His fundraising efforts and achievements for Africa have been incredible. I fully understand and appreciate his being given, even though as he is Irish it is only an honourary one. It was good they reocgnised him for that.

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Mar 18 2007, 8:31pm

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Bono deserves his Knighthood, too. [In reply to] Can't Post

As he is Irish, like Bob Geldof, it's an honourary one.He said that he was flattered at the honour and the recognition only spurred him onwards in his fight against world poverty.I admire him for that.Heart

I wasn't that enthralled when Jagger was knighted, I have to admit.UnsureWhy him and not George Harrison?

Christopher Lee definitely deserves a knighthood for his services to the acting profession.


Mar 20 2007, 7:28pm

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We are the Knights of .... [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah, Christopher Lee deserves on I think so too - but maybe there's that little thing about knowing what the sound of someone 'really' being stabbed is like Shocked Sly Heart ... now that a 'real Knight' for you!

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