Sunday 16 June 2019

There is nothing like a dame for Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London.
Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London.

Tony Jones

Showbiz royalty met with the real thing yesterday when Queen Elizabeth made Angelina Jolie an Honorary Dame, pictured.

The award was first announced in June during the week when Ms Jolie was co-chairing the End Sexual Violence in Conflict (ESVC) global summit in London. Her work as a committed humanitarian runs parallel to her career as a leading actress who has been a huge box office draw for more than a decade.

The 39-year-old star has been described by US Secretary of State John Kerry as a "fierce and fearless advocate'' and he said her dedication to campaigning could overtake her film career.

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