Like many people around the world, we at LFA were saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a steadfast monarch who was a figure of continuity and leadership throughout the innumerable changes of her 70 year reign.
The Queen was a passionate champion and patron of the creative industries. From her unforgettable cameo alongside Daniel Craig’s 007 for the London 2012 Olympics open ceremony, to her recent appearance opposite Paddington bear for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Queen Elizabeth’s wonderful sense of humour has graced our screens to bring us joy and comfort over the years.
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She was also a long-time supporter of the Film and TV Charity, as well as a patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Royal Variety Charity. The Queen was even presented with an honorary BAFTA in 2013 by Sir Kenneth Branagh, to commemorate her ongoing support for the film and television industries.
Queen Elizabeth’s legacy will live on in the hearts of millions of people around the world, as well as through the TV and film representations of her life and reign, from Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Her Majesty in Stephen Frears’ ‘The Queen’ (2006), to the powerful Netflix series ‘The Crown’.
On behalf of all the staff, students and alumni of LFA, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family.
You can leave your virtual messages of condolence for Queen Elizabeth using this link.
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