has received one of Britain's highest honors. On Friday, October 17, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor during an investiture at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on "", received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television for 60 years.
Companions of Honor is awarded to very few people. The Professor McGonagall depicter in "Harry Potter" movies joins other 46 honorees which include physicist Stephen Hawking, , and painter David Hockney.