6 Apr 2013

Honorary BAFTA awarded to queen

1:15 pm on 6 April 2013

Queen Elizabeth has been awarded an honorary BAFTA for her support for the British film and television industry.

The presentation was made by Sir Kenneth Branagh at Windsor Castle on Thursday night.

The queen personally demonstrated her support for the film industry last year when she starred with Daniel Craig in a James Bond spoof as part of the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games.

A short sequence, seen by a worldwide television audience, showed her meeting Craig at Buckingham Palace before boarding a helicopter.

She appeared to leap from a helicopter hovering over the opening of the Games and parachute into the stadium - a role performed by a stunt artist.

Branagh said there were more roles on offer if the queen was available.

"Several of my colleagues here tonight want you to know that should you wish to venture further into the world of British film, that they have a number of scripts with them this evening with some marvellous parts for you," he said.