You'll never guess what the queen's favourite movie is

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  • Queen Elizabeth watches one specific cult classic film every Christmas with her grandkids.
  • Brian Blessed revealed the queen loves his movie Flash Gordon, calling it her "favourite".
  • The actor said upon meeting him she requested he say his famous line from the film for her grandchildren.

There's one movie Queen Elizabeth makes sure she watches every Christmas without fail: the 1980s cult classic Flash Gordon.

Actor Brian Blessed recently revealed the news to Yahoo Movies. "It's her favourite film," he said.

People reports that the 83-year-old said the queen once shared her love of the movie with him at an event saying: "You know, we watch Flash Gordon all the time, me and the grandchildren."

Brian plays Prince Vulcan in the film. He said during their encounter the queen asked, politely: "And if you don't mind, I've got the grandchildren here, would you mind saying, 'Gordon's alive'?" – his famous line, of course, from the film.

But this isn't the first time someone's made this request of the legendary actor.

"The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, horses and queens, and prime ministers, they all want me to say, 'Gordon's alive!'"

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Compiled by Bashiera Parker

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