Queen gets an honorary Bafta

The Queen appeared to be delighted to receive an honorary Bafta in recognition of her "outstanding patronage of the film and television industries." She is holding a reception to celebrate the British TV and film industry.

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Queen hailed most 'memorable Bond girl yet'

The Queen received an honorary Bafta tonight in recognition of a lifetime's support of British film and television, and for being the most "memorable Bond girl yet."

Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award at Windsor Castle.

The Queen receiving an honorary Bafta from Kenneth Branagh Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

John Willis, chairman of Bafta, paid tribute to the Queen for her patronage of entertainment bodies and charities throughout her reign.

He drew laughter from the audience when he referred to the Queen's now famous role alongside James Bond during the opening ceremony of the Olympics when she appeared to parachute into the stadium with 007.

UK film industry celebrated at Windsor Castle

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be joined by stars of stage, screen and television to celebrate the British film industry this evening.

Sir Kenneth Branagh, Sir Christopher Lee, and Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellows are some of the famous faces expected to attend the glittering reception at Windsor Castle.

As part of the celebration the Royal family have released archive footage of the first Christmas message broadcast on television. The broadcast was filmed live at Sandringham in 1957.


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