Monday, December 24, 2007

A knighthood for Christopher Lee CBE, please

Bruce Forsyth to get a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2008? That's the claim. ("Knight to see you, to see you Knight" - to be seen in all tabloids) So why hasn't Christopher Lee, 85, got a knighthood yet? As an actor he has 260 films credited to his name, he has starred in some of the biggest of franchise movies (Lord of the Rings, Golden Compass, Star Wars, Bond), his is a byword for old-style Hammer Horror, he has surprised (Jinnah, The Wicker Man), he is a sophisticated, cultural ambassador for Britain and speaks French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Greek and other languages. What is wrong with our fucking politicians and our goes-with-the wind Queen? He's a Gemini for cunt's sake.

To petition for his knighthood, click here.


Anonymous said...

I applaud this and have signed the petition. "Sir" Seb Coe? "Sir" Bob Geldof? Who are these gnomes compared to Lee?

iknowsomethingyoudontknow said...

Yes, I suppose the New Year's Honour's list will again be full of all those time-serving civil servants. Has Blair done his resignation list yet ?

CL is also a Commander of the Venerable Order of Saint John.

Madame Arcati said...

We know Michael Parkinson will get a knighthood courtesy of The Sun. I'd forgotten about Blair's resignation list, I have no idea, I don't recall ... he hasn't picked up his US Congressional Medal (or whatever it's called) yet; waiting to bury that one in another news event I suppose.