Brian Blessed: Flash Gordon is Queen’s Favorite Movie | Movie


Brian Blessed has claimed that the Queen revealed to him that his favorite movie was Flash Gordon, the 1980 sci-fi in which he plays Prince Vultan.Speaking about the film’s 40th anniversary to Edith Bowman on Yahoo Movies, the actor said every time he goes there people ask him to recite his character’s tagline.

“Everywhere I go they all want me to say ‘Gordon is alive! Blessed said. “The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the horses and queens, and the prime ministers, they all want me to say” Gordon is alive! “, This is their favorite movie. ”

He continued, “The Queen is her favorite movie, she watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas.”

The actor then took on the Queen’s accent, quoting her as saying, “You know, we watch Flash Gordon all the time, me and the grandchildren. And if you don’t mind I have the grandchildren here, would you mind saying “Gordon is alive”? ”

It is not known when the Queen made the reported disclosure, but she appointed Blessed an OBE for arts and charity services in 2016.

Little is known about her cinematic tastes, but it has been claimed that she is an avid spectator of small screen shows such as Pointless, The Bill, Downton Abbey and The Crown.

She appeared alongside Daniel Craig’s James Bond in a short film performed as part of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.


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