Saturday, April 6, 2013

Kenneth Branagh: Queen Elizabeth Accepts BAFTA Award for Being “the Most Memorable Bond Girl Yet” by Julie Miller (Vanity Fair)

Apparently heads of state are eligible for acting awards in the U.K. On Thursday night in London, Kenneth Branagh presented the Queen with an honorary BAFTA for her longtime patronage of British film and television. During the tribute, BAFTA chairman John Willis noted the monarch’s work onscreen for last summer’s Olympic Opening Ceremony, calling her “the most memorable Bond girl yet.” Branagh, meanwhile, encouraged the Queen to pursue her burgeoning acting career and jokingly offered to contact her agent, Daniel Craig, about future casting opportunities.

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