Irish star Kate Winslet was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London, with the monarch saying she was “showing great courage and determination to achieve her goal”.
Ms Winslet, who played her daughter Bella on the hit HBO series, made history in 2015 when she became the first female director to be awarded an ovation at the Royal Ascot Festival for her performance as the title character in “Citizen 4”.
Speaking at the ceremony in the foyer of the palace, she said: “I’ve been very grateful to the Queen and to the Government for giving me this opportunity to be a part of the ceremony.”
The actress said she had been “overwhelmed” by the response to her film “Citizens” and had received many positive comments about her work and her performance.
“It’s a privilege to have this recognition,” she said.
“I have been a bit overwhelmed with the response from the public.”
Ms Winslett said she wanted to continue her film career but wanted to focus on other things.
She said:”The film is not a career but it’s not just a film.
It’s a reflection of who I am and who I want to be.”
The Queen is giving me a huge opportunity to go and be with my family, and it’s an honour to be recognised by the Queen.
“She said she did not want to comment on the subject of the film or her career, but added:”There is a big amount of pressure on me to continue on this path.