In memory of John Surtees, CBE, who passed away today at the age of 83. Mr. Surtees had a long racing career with seven Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championships, one Formula One World Championship, and one Can-Am Cup championship won throughout 1952-1972. From 1970 he ran his own team, Surtees Racing Organisation, in Formula 5000, Formula 2 and Formula 1, taking the title in Formula 2 in 1972.
if benedict timothy carlton cumberbatch (cbe) won’t get at least 70 emmys for his outstanding performance in bbc sherlock season four (2017) episode two, the lying detective, i will personally drop kick on every single white wrinkled pastry responsible for handing out those gotdamn awards and i will recollect every fucken emmy ever awarded and with the power of me, combusting on the spot i will melt them into a giant heart shaped award that i will personally hand to ben on the astral plane
John Surtees, CBE, 1934 – 2017. The death has been announced of John Surtees, the only person to ever hold both motorcycle and Formula One World Championships. He was a four-time motorcycle World Champion – winning that title in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 and the Formula One World Champion in 1964 driving a Ferrari (pictured)
Ben Whishaw looking incredibly dashing at The Story Of Christmas fundraiser in Mayfair, on 14 December 2016.
The Thirty-Ninth Presentation of The Story of Christmas took take place on Wednesday 14 December 2016 at St George’s Hanover Square Mayfair & The Dorchester… featuring a glittering cast of celebrated readers including Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, Brian Blessed OBE, Nickolas Grace, Katherine Grainger CBE, Ian Hislop, John Inverdale, Aled Jones MBE, Imogen Stubbs, Zoë Wanamaker CBE and Ben Whishaw, and raised over £400,000!
Some of you may know, some of you don’t. This is my dad, Ray Davies from
‘The Kinks’. Today at Buckingham Palace he was officially knighted Sir
Ray Davies by Prince Charles himself! I wasn’t able to attend the event
as I have piles of work and other things happening. But back in March
2004, I attending the same place with with my dad when he received his
CBE award from Queen Elizabeth II. We’ve had our ups and downs, Dad, and
behind all the “fame” you are at the end of the day my dad; just like
everyone else. Sadly, a lot of people don’t get that for some odd reason
and expect me to follow in his footsteps and become famous just like
him. I am beyond proud of this man with all his hard-working, unique,
creatively inspiring ideas and was not afraid to express them to the
whole world back in the 1960s, along with back lashing comments
from ‘The Beatles’ who tried to challenge my dad and his band, when all
he wanted to be was himself and not be in competition with anyone else.
Brave ol’ man x
Benedict Cumberbatch receives the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the performing arts and to charity at an Investiture Ceremony at Buckingham Palace, 10 November 2015
“Flying the flag of Rear Admiral C H J Harcourt, CB, CBE RN, cruiser HMS Swiftsure steams into Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, heading other major units of the British Naval Force that reclaimed the Crown Colony from the Japanese on 30 August 1945.”