“Kristin Scott Thomas” Gets French Legion of Honor Award
Kristin Scott Thomas has been named as an officer of ‘Legion d’Honneur’ as part of the France’s traditional Bastille Day honors.
It is a promotion for British actress who had been named a knight in France 1 decade ago in the country where she has lived for over 3 decades.
She has also been named as a ‘dame’ in her native U.K. this past March in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace &was previously awarded the country’s OBE in 2003.
She became famous State side starring opposite Hugh Grant in 4 Weddings & a Funeral and went on to receive Oscar & Golden Globe nominations for The English Patient.
“Scott Thomas” was among the more than 500 people to receive the French honor, a tradition on the country’s Bastille Day.
Screenwriter “Jean-Loup Dabadie” (A Simple Story) was named a commander, & French actor Gerard Jugnot (The Chorus) & composer Charles Dumot (Traffic) were named officers alongside Scott Thomas. Ballerina Aurelie Dupont & director Alexandre Arcady (24 Days) were knighted.