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Queen Charlotte (Character)
from The Madness of King George (1994)

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The Madness of King George -- The Madness of King George, Based on Alan Bennett's acclaimed play The Madness of George III, takes a dark-humored look at the mental decline of King George III of England. Taking place in 1788, the film's story begins three decades into George's reign, as the unstable king (Nigel Hawthorne) begins to show signs of increasing dementia, from violent fits of foul language to bouts of forgetfulness. The King's prime minister William Pitt (Julian Wadham) and his wife Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) are determined to protect the throne during this time of weakness, when many see it as an opportunity to overthrow the unpopular George, whom they blamed for the loss of the American colonies. Although doctors are brought in, their archaic treatments of the time prove of little value and therefore, in desperation, they turn to Dr. Willis (Ian Holm), a harsh, unconventional specialist whose unusual methods recall modern psychiatry. George experiences an unfamiliar anger and haughtiness as Willis struggles to break through to the mad king. Stressing the absurdity of the entire situation, Bennett's witty screenplay emphasizes dry humor over tragedy, even utilizing references to King Lear for comic effect.

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Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (19 May 1744 in Neustrelitz... See more »

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TV:
  1. "Timewatch"
        - How Mad Was King George? (2004) TV episode, Played by Amy Shindler
  2. Longitude (2000) (TV) Played by Heike Makatsch

  3. "Prince Regent"
        - Defeat and Victory (1979) TV episode, Played by Frances White
        - Milk and Honey (1979) TV episode, Played by Frances White
        - God Save the King (1979) TV episode, Played by Frances White
        - Father and Son (1979) TV episode, Played by Frances White
        - The Trouble with Women (1979) TV episode, Played by Frances White
          (3 more)

  4. The First Gentleman (1961) (TV) Played by Marda Vanne
Feature:
  1. The Madness of King George (1994) Played by Helen Mirren

  2. Affairs of a Rogue (1948) Played by Frances Waring
    ... aka "The First Gentleman" - UK (original title)
  3. Mrs. Fitzherbert (1947) Played by Lily Kann
  4. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942) Played by Agnes Lauchlan

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From The Madness of King George (1994)
George III: Good evening, Mrs. King.
Queen Charlotte: Good evening, Mr. King.
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