In December 1980, the film Flash Gordon first hit cinema screens like a bolt of lightning, and on Saturday, 28th November, 2016, the cast and crew once again were reunited for a celebration of the iconic film
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly. London
- PETER WYNGARDE – General Klytus
- Sam Jones – Flash Gordon
- Melody Anderson – Dale Arden
- Brian Blessed – Prince Vultan
- Mike Hodges – Director
- George Gibbs – SFX Supervisor
- Trevor Butterfield – Hawkman
- Brian Cook – 1st Ad
- Howard Blake – Composer
The evening took place at BAFTA, 195, Piccadilly, for a black tie event with other UK celebrities such as Matt Berry, Nicky Clarke and Marcus Brigstocke.
A welcome reception featuring original props from the film was followed by a screening of the 1980 classic, and a Q&A panel hosted by Jason Lenzi – founder of Bif Bang Pow!
To help celebrate this historic event, artist Alex Ross created a stunning and unique piece of artwork (above) inspired by the occasion that was available to all ticket holders, before being released a print in 2016.
The evening also helped to raise money for charity ‘Medicinema’.
Cast and crew on stage for the audience question and answer session (PETER is fourth from the left)
Preferring to avoid the crowds, legendary PETER had taken quiet refuge by the reception desk and was sat observing the furore. Taken from its display case, the original Klytus mask and hood was reunited with PETER for the first time in 35 years.
PETER said that seeing the mask was like meeting an “old friend”.
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