This past weekend, on November 28th the cast and crew of Flash Gordon reunited for the first time in 35 years to celebrate the film at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly.
The black tie event, organized by creator and show producer Lisa Downs, event company Sledge, and sponsors Rosewood London, Stress Free Print, and Addison Lee, brought together Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Melody Anderson (Dale Arden), Peter Wyngarde (Klytus), Brian Blessed (Prince Vultan), Trevor Butterfield (Hawkman), director Mike Hodges, composer Howard Blake, SFX Supervisor George Gibbs, SFX assistant Dave Watson and 1st AD Brian Cook for a night of celebration. Also in attendance were other UK celebrities such as Matt Berry, Nicky Clarke and Marcus Brigstocke.
|Melody Anderson and Sam J. Jones|
|Lenzi, with (from left): Butterfield, Blessed, Wyngarde, Blake, Anderson, Gibbs, Hodges and Jones!|
|Backstage, Hodges catches up with saviors of the universe Blessed, Jones and Anderson|
|Peter Wyngarde upon on seeing his mask from the film, “it was like being reunited with an old friend.”|
|Props on display|
|Who wants to live forever? DIVE!|
|Flash Gordon. Quarterback. New York Jets.|
|Anderson wearing the same Oscar De La Renta jacket she wore to the premiere was excited to reunite with director, Hodges|
|Director Mike Hodges remarked, “I dearly love the film and have absolutely wonderful memories of it”|
To help celebrate this historic event, artist Alex Ross created a stunning and unique print inspired by the occasion that was available to all ticket holders, before being released as a print to the public next year.
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The evening also raised money for the charity MediCinema.