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Queen honoured With BAFTA Award. George Lucas Attends

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George Lucas arriving at the awards.

The Queen has received an honorary Bafta for her lifelong support of the British film and television industry.
Sir Kenneth Branagh presented her with the award at Windsor Castle no less.
George Lucas, who flew in especially for the event, said the UK had been influential for him having filmed most of his biggest movies in the country.  
the bafta awardHe said "I've been here since '75 so for me this is my second home.  It's been very influential for me, I've shot lots of movies here not only four of the Star Wars films but also Indiana Jones, all kinds of films - it's been a long road."
He went on to talk about the  US and its stance on supporting the movie industry, Lucas said: "The White House, the government there doesn't support the film industry the way we do in Britain."
He added: "Many, many years ago Britain didn't support the film industry and when I came here it was on its last legs and fortunately now it's a lot steadier."

Actor John Hurt also commented on the Queen's appearance at the Olympics.
"It was a bit of good fun, I thought so - good on her," he said.
Hurt revealed he had come to the event from filming Doctor Who, for its 50th anniversary, in Cardiff.
On a side note and totally unrelated a reporter approached George Lucas and asked if he was a Downton Abbey fan.  He said "I just watched a boxset season one with my fiancĂ©e in Bermuda," he told me, adding that Dame Maggie Smith is his favourite.



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