Kenneth Branagh: 'Queen Elizabeth II loved her BAFTA award'

Express, 23 January 2014

Queen Elizabeth II was delighted to be given an honorary award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), according to actor Sir Kenneth Branagh.

The 'My Week With Marilyn' star presented the British monarch with the prize at a ceremony held to celebrate the nation's film industry at royal residence Windsor Castle in April last year (13).

Now he has recalled how the Queen was thrilled to be given the honour just months after she showed off her light-hearted side by joining in a skit with James Bond star Daniel Craig at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Branagh tells talk show host Graham Norton, "I had the bizarre privilege of presenting her with an honorary BAFTA. It was at Windsor Castle with a lot of film types and I think people were tempted to ask if she would consider other roles or is she just a Bond girl! I think she was really tickled (amused) to get it."

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