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James Nesbitt 'thrilled' with OBE at Buckingham Palace

Published 22/03/2016

Actor James Nesbitt is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt with the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) he was awarded by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. John Stillwell/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt with the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) he was awarded by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London. John Stillwell/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Actor James Nesbitt is made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II during an Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

James Nesbitt has said he is "thrilled" to receive an OBE from The Queen.

The Cold Feet star received the honour at Buckingham Palace during an Investiture ceremony.

The Hobbit actor was awarded an OBE for his services to drama and to the community in Northern Ireland after spending years helping families affected by the Troubles.

There to watch him receive the award were his daughters Peggy, 18, and Mary, 14, as well as his 88-year-old father.

The actor who was born just outside Broughshane in Co Antrim is a patron of the Wave Trauma Centre which supports those bereaved, injured or traumatised during the years of violence.

Speaking previously he said receiving an OBE will "give credence" to the cause of those left searching for loved ones following the Troubles.

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