Honorary BAFTA for the Queen

THE Queen received an honorary Bafta last night in recognition of a lifetime’s support of British film and TV — and for being the most “memorable Bond girl yet”.

Hollywood star Sir Kenneth Branagh presented the award during a Windsor Castle reception attended by stars of stage, screen and television.

John Willis, chairman of Bafta, paid tribute to the Queen and 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. Those who attended include, from top: Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory, Billy Connolly and Penelope Keith.