Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas to receive a knighthood and damehood

Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan
The pair have worked together on a string of films including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar and The Dark Knight [Getty Images]

Film director Christopher Nolan and his wife, film producer Emma Thomas, are to receive a knighthood and damehood respectively.

The government said the pair were being honoured for their services to film.

Earlier this month, Nolan won his first-ever best director Oscar for Oppenheimer, his film about the father of the atomic bomb.

That film, which Thomas produced, swept the board at the 2024 ceremony, picking up seven prizes in total.

Accepting the best picture prize, Thomas said: "I think any of us who make movies dream of this moment. But it seemed so unlikely that it would ever actually happen."

Nolan had previously been nominated for six Academy Awards, but had never won an Oscar for directing until this year's ceremony.

Aside from Oppenheimer, Thomas has also worked on a string of other Nolan films including Tenet, Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Batman Begins, Insomnia and Memento.

The pair met while they were students at University College London and they married in 1997.

They have four children together and live in Los Angeles.