Starring Helen Mirem and Martin Sheen.
James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms
Running Time: 103 minutes
The Queen (2006) depicts the events following the death of Diana Princess of Wales in 1997. Against a backdrop of a public mourning the death of “the People’s Princess”, the film looks at the relationships between the Queen and her family, the newly popular Prime Minister (Tony Blair) and the British people. The film is ultimately sympathetic to all the major characters.
Although a central figure in the story, little is seen of Princess Diana other than genuine archive news footage. The film won an Oscar for best actress for Helen Mirrem and 6 Oscar nominations as well as Bafta Awards for best film and best leading actress.
The film was released on dvd in March 2007 and grossed in excess of $120 million dollars in worldwide box office sales.
The Queen – Trailer
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
“Helen Mirren is the crown jewel in this clever movie about queen and country.”
Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
“…a spellbinding story of opposed passions…”
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