Naomie Harris credits Danny Boyle for her success.

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris

The British actress, who was awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth for her services to drama today (23.02.17), says the 60-year-old director launched her acting career and gave her "a chance when nobody else would."

Speaking to reporters after receiving the honour, the 'Skyfall' star said: "I credit so much to Danny Boyle. He really gave me a chance when nobody else would at the start of my career when I had no credits to my name. Then later on he gave me a part in 'Frankenstein' at the National after having left drama school 10 years before and not having done any theatre. He took a chance again and that's how 'Bond' happened."

Asked about receiving the honour from the Queen, Naomie, 40, said: "This is really phenomenal. This is representing my country and being recognised for having made a contribution to the nation. It can't get better than that."

Impressed by the 90-year-old Monarch's complexion, the 'Moonlight' actress, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars on Sunday (26.02.17), added: "I was impressed by how youthful she looked. She looked incredibly young and really healthy - and she has good skin."