Via the Daily Mail:
Kevin Spacey claims he feels like ‘an adopted son’ after being awarded an honorary knighthood for his services to culture and British theatre. The US star, who is finishing a 10-year run as artistic director at London’s Old Vic theatre, said he was ‘honored and humbled’ by the recognition and thanked Britons for supporting his work. He was just one of a host of film stars to be given a gong in this year’s Queen’s Honours List – with Benedict Cumberbatch winning a CBE and Eddie Redmayne an OBE. The two-times Academy Award winner took over as artistic director of the Old Vic in 2003 and is widely credited with helping turn around the once struggling theatre.
As a foreigner, Spacey doesn’t get the title “Sir.” Also receiving a knighthood was veteran blues artist Van Morrison.