Rebecca Front, who played Nicola Murray in the awarded winning BBC political satire, The Thick of It, has been awarded an honorary degree by Middlesex University.
Rebecca won a BAFTA and a British Comedy Award for her role in The Thick of It. She has also appeared in other dramas and comedies including War and Peace, Doctor Thorne, Human and Doctor Who.
Her film work includes the latest Transformers and Down a Dark Hall and she regularly appears on BBC Radio 4.
Her first book, Curious, published by Orion, was nominated for a National Book Award in 2015.
On being awarded an honorary degree Rebecca was delighted.
"This is a huge honour and I would like to thank Middlesex University for awarding me an honorary doctorate. I consider myself very fortunate to do a job I love. Something like this is the icing on the cake."
Professor Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor of Middlesex University, is happy to be acknowledging Rebecca's work.
“By awarding an honorary degree to outstanding people the University is recognising achievement at the highest level as well as dedication to public duty and making a difference to others’ lives.
“I am delighted to be part of today’s ceremony and to congratulate each of our honorary graduates on their incredible achievements.
“Graduation is not only an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our graduands but also to look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead because a Middlesex University degree opens up a world of possibilities.”
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