Queen Elizabeth II honored for supporting UK film

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has received an honorary British Academy award in recognition of her support of British film and television.

John Willis, chairman of the British Academy Film and Television Awards, joked that the prize was also in honor of the queen’s performance as the “most memorable Bond girl yet” during the London Olympics opening ceremony.

He was referring to the moment when a stuntman dressed as the queen parachuted into the Olympic Stadium during a skit involving James Bond, the legendary spy.

Actor Kenneth Branagh presented the prize to the monarch Thursday during a glamorous reception to celebrate the British entertainment industry at Windsor Castle.

The party was attended by 300 guests, including “Star Wars” director George Lucas, “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis and veteran actor John Hurt.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus