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LONDON (Reuters) – Dracula actor Christopher Lee and British golfer Nick Faldo will receive knighthoods in the Queen's Birthday Honours List -- and a 93-year-old station master gets a nod too.

The 87-year-old Lee, famed for his role as the blood-sucking Count in the Hammer horror movie classics, has found popularity with more modern audiences by starring in the "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars" trilogies.

Former world No. 1 golfer Faldo has captained the European Ryder Cup team and won six majors during an illustrious career.

The Queen's twice-yearly list recognizes achievements in all walks of British life, from the rich and famous to community workers.

There are 984 nominations in all, more than 70 percent of whom are "local heroes."

They include 93-year-old Iris Horn, the volunteer railway station master in the dainty village of Stogumber in Somerset, who is honored as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

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