Veteran Doctor Who, The Prisoner and Casualty actor honoured by the Queen

A film star, businessman and leader in skills training have been named in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Actor Earl Cameron, who lives in Kenilworth, is to be made a CBE for services to drama.

The 91-year-old has been on screen for over 70 years.

He is known for his roles in shows Doctor Who, Dangerman and The Prisoner in the 1960s.

He starred alongside Sean Connery in the James Bond movie Thunderball and was also in The Interpreter with Nicole Kidman and the hit movie The Queen with Helen Mirren.

He said: "I was tickled pink when I found out. It was something I suppose I thought might happen one day, but I never gave it a lot of thought really.

"I have no idea who nominated me but I am very grateful. I should hear within the next few weeks when I will receive it officially."

Earl was born in Bermuda and came to Britain aged 22 at the beginning of the Second World War.

It was in 1950 that he got his big break in the film Pool of London.

The father of five moved to Warwickshire with second wife Barbara four years ago and still makes regular appearances on TV shows such as Casualty.