Killing Eve and Clangers dazzle William at new Bafta exhibition
The Duke of Cambridge was given a chilling memento after opening Bafta’s new exhibition celebrating award-winning films, television and games – pyjamas made for Killing Eve’s assassin.
William was handed a box with the bedtime attire created for actress Jodie Comer’s character, the unhinged hit-woman Villanelle, by the hit BBC show’s producer Sally Woodward Gentle and costume designer Phoebe De Gaye.
On display were costumes from Killing Eve, ranging from Villanelle’s pink Molly Goddard dress teamed with a black pair of boots to her eye-catching suit by Dries Van Noten.
In a lighter moment, William chatted to Dan Postgate, the writer behind the revival of the stop-animation children’s show The Clangers, originally created by his father Oliver Postgate.
Mr Postgate gave the duke a hand-knitted Clanger and the royal quipped: “I’ve made enough clangers, so this will go down extremely well.”
After touring the exhibition, which featured other productions including the film 12 Years A Slave and meeting its star Chiwetel Ejiofor, the duke gave short speech.
He said: “I am pleased I had the opportunity to meet some of the fantastic British talent who were instrumental in creating the iconic works on display in the exhibition.
“It’s safe to say that I felt quite under-dressed when stood in front of those Killing Eve costumes!”