Moore, who portrayed Bond seven times, told the British Broadcasting Corp., the honor was due to his work for UNICEF not his action role as a fictious British spy.
The singer Sting, actress Kristin Scott Thomas and Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour were among the stars on the honor's list.
Those celebrated for their services were selected by the government or nominated by the public.
In addition, six Britons received awards for their "sterling, grueling and tireless" service to help victims and their relatives after the double Bali car bombing last October that killed more than 200 people, the BBC reported.
Among the other honorees are a Scottish minister and his wife who helped clothe and feed refugees and "Naked Chef," Jamie Oliver.