Morgan Stanley Great Britons '06 Awards

18 Jan 2007

Morgan Stanley Great Britons '06 Awards
UPFRONT organised the celebrity guests for the Morgan Stanley Great Britons '06 Awards on Thursday 18th January 2007 at the London Guildhall.

Celebrity guests included: Jane Seymour, Terry Gilliam, Alan Hansen & daughter Lucy Hansen, Rupert Graves, Jane Asher & husband Gerald Scarfe, Sir General Mike Jackson, Dan Snow, Nicholas Owen, Piers Morgan, Anya Hindmarch, Damon Hill, Tony Robinson, Grayson Perry, Anna Ford, Benedict Allen, Gary Rhodes, Nitin Sawhney, Elspeth Gibson.   

The annual award ceremony now in its third year celebrates outstanding British achievement and was developed by Morgan Stanley in partnership with The Daily Telegraph.  The prestigious ceremony was hosted by Clive Anderson. This years guest speaker at the awards was non other than Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.

Members of the public nominated their Great Britons across seven categories:  Arts, Sport, Business, Science & Innovation, Creative Industries, Campaigning and Public Life.  Specialist shortlist judges, comprising experts in their fields then judged the nominees against a set of criteria identified by research, conducted by the RSA and MORI, into the key characteristics of Britishness such as strength and determination, adaptability, modesty and a sense of humour.

Award winners were announced on Thursday 18th Janaury 2007.


Arts:  Dame Helen Mirren

Sport:  Zara Phillips

Business:  Stuart Rose

Science & Innovation:  Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys 

Campaigning:  Laurie Pycroft

Public Life:  David Robinson

Creative Industries:  Sir David Attenborough

Greatest Briton of 2006:  Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys for his work on DNA and developing techniques for DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling.  He was chosen from the seven category winners, who had been selected from thousands of nominations.

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Al Gore

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

Damon Hill

   Damon Hill

Gary Rhodes

Gary Rhodes

Terry Gilliam and Jane Asher

Terry Gilliam & Jane Asher

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour with her sister Annie Gould

Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc

Elspeth Gibson

Elspeth Gibson

Jeffrey Swinner

Prof Sir Alec Jeffreys - Morgan Stanley Great Briton of 2006

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

The Owens

Nicholas Owen & wife Brenda

Piers Morgan and Jane Seymour

Piers Morgan & Jane Seymour & Annie Gould