Friday 5 August 2022 01:34 AM Dame Maureen Lipman reveals she thinks the Queen should be nominated for an ... trends now
Dame Maureen Lipman thinks the Queen should be nominated for an acting gong, after her star turn opposite Paddington Bear, complete with marmalade sandwich, in a short film shot for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
'I'm going to put forward to BAFTA that the Queen should get the best newcomer prize, for best appearance in a short film,' Lipman joked.
Though she conceded that giving her a best newcomer award was like 'giving Dolly Parton a trainer bra'.
Fun: Dame Maureen Lipman (pictured) thinks the Queen should be nominated for an acting gong, after her star turn opposite Paddington Bear for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations
The sketch was hailed by social media users as better than her Olympic opening show cameo with James Bond.
She spent half a day filming it and even kept it under wraps from some of her family members.
Her Majesty, 96, delighted audiences at the televised BBC's Platinum Party at the Palace after kicking off the festivities with an appearance alongside the fictional character - in which they both enjoyed a chaotic cream tea at 'Buckingham Palace'.
The monarch and the famous bear tapped out the beat of the We Will Rock You anthem together on china teacups using silver spoons to get the celebrations under way, while the Queen also revealed she shares Paddington's love of marmalade sandwiches and keeps an emergency stash in her trademark Launer handbag.
Candid: 'I'm going to put forward to BAFTA that the Queen should get the best newcomer prize, for best appearance in a short film,' Lipman joked
Filmed at Windsor Castle, the Queen spent around half a day filming the secretly-pre-recorded humorous two-and-a-half-minute sequence, according to The Telegraph, and the comic sketch was a surprise even to some of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren watching the