She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1970, a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 1988 and a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in 2005.
Sir Richard has been the recipient of numerous accolades including six Olivier awards and a knighthood.
James Cellan Jones is particularly associated with the ‘Classic Serial’ during the golden age of BBC drama, and some of his most notable work has been in televising late 19th-century and 20th-century British literary works. Two of his most ambitious and successful directorial adaptations are The Forsyte Saga (1967) and The Fortunes of War (1987); and he is also noted for his award-winning productions of Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill (1974) and Harnessing Peacocks (1993). He also directed the award-winning TV sitcom – A Fine Romance starring the Festival’s founding patron Dame Judi Dench alongside her late husband Michael Williams.