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A wizard moment for Ian McKellen

December 29, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Ian McKellen -- Gandalf to "Lord of the Rings" fans -- joined the elite circle of Britain's Companions of Honor today. Companion of Honor is the top honor in the British system, limited to 65 living people. McKellen, 68, was knighted in 1991.

Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue, another on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors list, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE.

Ian Anderson, the flute player who fronted Jethro Tull, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Trevor Romeo, alias Jazzie B of Soul II Soul, got an OBE.

Stan Tracey, 80, "the godfather of British jazz," was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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