Queen Makes St. Joan A Dame

Joan Collins, who is officially 81, was given the award in the Queen’s Honours List. Kristin Scott Thomas was also made a dame. My favorite name on the roster: John Hurt, whose career ranges from the deliciously perverse Caligula in “I, Claudius” to Quentin Crisp in “The Naked Civil Servant.” Quentin used to refer to Hurt as “my representative on Earth.” Quentin, who was born on Christmas Day, would now call him “Sir Mr. Hurt.”

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