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Actor Alan Cumming named OBE

Nov. 24, 2009 at 10:08 PM   |   Comments

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LONDON, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Scottish-born actor Alan Cumming was made an Officer of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in London Tuesday.

Cumming, 44, starred in the Broadway production of "Cabaret," as well as "Circle of Friends," "Emma," the "Spy Kids" trilogy, "X2: X-Men United" and "Titus." He was recognized with the OBE honor for his services to film, theater and the arts, and for his work as a gay rights advocate, the BBC said.

"I have a voice because of my work. I'm loud and I speak my mind," said the actor, who reportedly was clad head-to-toe in tartan for the occasion.

Cumming's husband, Grant Shaffer, also attended the ceremony along with his mother, Mary, and brother, Tom, the BBC said.

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