The Queen

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, History
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2006
  • Countries
    UK, USA, France, Italy
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Helen Mirren earned an Academy Award for her note-perfect performance as Queen Elizabeth II in this witty, moving depiction of the aftermath of the tragic death of Princess Diana from Director Stephen Frears (DANGEROUS LISISONS, PHILOMENA) and writer Peter Morgan (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, FROST/NIXON). Rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and praised by both critics and audiences, THE QUEEN is "a fascinating character study and a brilliantly crafted drama. It has some of the wittiest writing in recent memory and spot-on performances" (USA Today).
DIRECTED BY:
Stephen Frears
WRITTEN BY:
Peter Morgan
CAST INCLUDES:
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

SYNOPSIS

In the wake of a national tragedy, the prime minister and royal family find themselves quietly at odds. The initial reluctance of Buckingham Palace to mourn Diana is seen by the public as a sign of cool emotional distance, but Tony Blair, perceiving a potential public-relations disaster in the making, takes it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to the dead princess.

The Queen

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, History
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2006
  • Countries
    UK, USA, France, Italy
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Stephen Frears
WRITTEN BY
Peter Morgan
CAST INCLUDES
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings
Helen Mirren earned an Academy Award for her note-perfect performance as Queen Elizabeth II in this witty, moving depiction of the aftermath of the tragic death of Princess Diana from Director Stephen Frears (DANGEROUS LISISONS, PHILOMENA) and writer Peter Morgan (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, FROST/NIXON). Rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and praised by both critics and audiences, THE QUEEN is "a fascinating character study and a brilliantly crafted drama. It has some of the wittiest writing in recent memory and spot-on performances" (USA Today).

In the wake of a national tragedy, the prime minister and royal family find themselves quietly at odds. The initial reluctance of Buckingham Palace to mourn Diana is seen by the public as a sign of cool emotional distance, but Tony Blair, perceiving a potential public-relations disaster in the making, takes it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth to pay tribute to the dead princess.

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