With the death of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, everyone has a say in the late monarch. At first glance, you will therefore say to yourself that the following quotation seems self-serving. But it seems not. Two years ago, actor Brian Blessed told Yahoo UK a funny story. In the course of an interview, the actor who we know for having played the villainous Prince Vultan of the nanardesque Flash Gordon of 1980, said that a lot of people have come to see him for 40 years, to ask him to repeat his cult phrase “Gordon’s Alive!”. Lots of people, including… the Queen. “Wherever I go, they all want me to say ‘Gordon’s Alive!’ […] The butcher, the baker, the candle maker, horses, and queens, and prime ministers, they all want me to say ‘Gordon’s Alive!’ It’s their favorite movie.” “The Queen is her favorite movie. She watches it with her grandchildren every Christmas.” He says that when he met her, she would have told him that she watched the film all the time with her grandsons. And allegedly asked him to say “Gordon’s Alive!” for the latter precisely. Moreover, it should be noted that Blessed was invested as an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” by the Queen in person in 2016. From there to believe the actor, he does not there is only one step.
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