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Dame Maureen Lipman reveals she thinks the Queen should be nominated for an acting gong

Dame Maureen Lipman thinks the Queen should be nominated for an acting gong after her starring opposite Paddington Bear, complete with marmalade sandwich, in a short film shoot for the platinum anniversary celebration.

“I’m going to submit to BAFTA that the Queen should receive the award for best newcomer, for best performance in a short film,” Lipman joked.

Although she admitted that giving a Best Newcomer award was like “giving Dolly Parton a sports bra.”

Fun: Dame Maureen Lipman (pictured) thinks the Queen should be nominated for an acting gong after her star turned opposite Paddington Bear for platinum anniversary celebrations

The skit 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 hidden from some of her relatives.

Her Majesty, 96, delighted audiences at the televised BBC Platinum Party at the Palace after she kicked off the festivities with a performance alongside the fictional character – in which they both enjoyed a chaotic cream tea at ‘Buckingham Palace’.

The monarch and the famous bear together tapped the beat of the We Will Rock You song on china teacups and used silver spoons to get the celebrations going, while the Queen also revealed she shares Paddington’s love of marmalade sandwiches and an emergency supply in her house. keeps. trademark Launer handbag.

Candid: 'I'm going to present at BAFTA that the Queen should get the prize for best newcomer, for best performance in a short film,' Lipman joked

Candid: ‘I’m going to present at BAFTA that the Queen should get the prize for best newcomer, for best performance in a short film,’ Lipman joked

Filmed in Windsor Castle, the Queen spent about half a day filming the secretly pre-recorded two-and-a-half-minute humorous sequence, according to The Telegraphand the cartoon was even a surprise to some of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who watched the scenes.

According to the publication, palace officials refused to “brick the magic” by explaining how the monarch was able to talk to the fictional bear.

However, the character, voiced by Ben Whishaw, who played Q in the recent James Bond films, has previously been filmed as a mechanical head before visual effects are added digitally.

Anna Marsh, who was involved with the film as chief executive of StudioCanal, said: “Films with Her Majesty and Paddington Bear at The Palace are a memory we will all cherish. Her Majesty’s warmth and generosity was a sight to behold.

Beloved: The sketch (pictured) was hailed by social media users as better than her Olympic opening show cameo with James Bond

Beloved: The sketch (pictured) was hailed by social media users as better than her Olympic opening show cameo with James Bond

‘And who better to thank Her Majesty than Paddington, over a pot of tea, a marmalade sandwich, and a touch of chaos. Aunt Lucy would be proud.’

The Queen’s secret sketch was the result of months of planning, and saw the duffle-coated bear show the monarch how to make sure he always had his favorite treat with him just in case, by lifting his red hat to reveal his snack.

Her Majesty responded by revealing “Me too” before opening her bag, declaring “I keep mine here” to showcase her own ready-to-eat supply of bread and canned oranges.

Accident-prone Paddington was shown wreaking havoc by accidentally robbing the notion of Sovereign from squirting another cup of tea and cream from a chocolate éclair over a Palace Footman.

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Response: Social media went wild on the Queen's short clip, one of which wrote on Twitter: 'The Queen is taking off her socks with Paddington Bear: perfect comedic timing'

Response: Social media went wild on the Queen’s short clip, one of which wrote on Twitter: ‘The Queen is taking off her socks with Paddington Bear: perfect comedic timing’

The bear from the deepest, darkest Peru congratulated the Queen on her 70-year reign and said, “Happy anniversary ma’am. And thanks. For all.’ The modest queen replied, “That’s very kind.”

It brought back memories of the Queen’s James Bond sketch for the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London, when the monarch met 007, played by Daniel Craig, and then appeared to be skydiving into the stadium, with the help of a body double. .

Paddington and the Queen were pictured facing each other in an ornate chair at a table, set for afternoon tea, covered with a white linen cloth in an opulent room.

Buckingham Palace said the Queen was “too nice to miss” the opportunity to invite Paddington for tea.

Adorable: The cartoon was even a surprise to some of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who watched the scenes (pictured)

Adorable: The cartoon was even a surprise to some of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who watched the scenes (pictured)

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