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The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 17 November 2006 (USA)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim McMullan ...
Lola Peploe ...
Janvrin's Secretary
Joyce Henderson ...
Balmoral Maid
Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue ...
Queen's Dresser
Balmoral Head Ghillie
Charles' Valet
Dolina MacLennan ...
Balmoral Switchboard Operator


Diana the 'People's Princess' has died in a car accident in Paris. The Queen and her family decide that for the best, they should remain hidden behind the closed doors of Balmoral Castle. The heartbroken public do not understand and request that the Queen comforts her people. This also puts pressure on newly elected Tony Blair, who constantly tries to convince the monarchy to address the public. Written by Film_Fan

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Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La reina  »

Box Office


£9,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£856,273 (UK) (15 September 2006)


$56,437,947 (USA) (11 May 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Throughout the movie, the queen's first name, "Elizabeth," is never mentioned--not even in the credits, where the part Helen Mirren plays is listed simply as "The Queen." Whenever anyone refers to her, she is called "Your majesty," "Ma'am," "Mummy," or, to use Prince Philip's odd term of endearment, "Cabbage." The closest we come to hearing the queen's first name comes when she knocks on her mother's door and says, "Mummy, it's Lilibet," her nickname since childhood. See more »


While in the back of his car, Tony Blair takes a call on his mobile phone from the Lord Chamberlain. Blair's handset is a Nokia 6210 which was not released until 2001 (four years after the film was set). See more »


[first lines]
Reporter: After weeks of campaigning on the road, Tony Blair and his family finally strolled the few hundred yards to the polling station this election day morning. Amongst the Labour faithful up and down the country, there is an enormous sense of pride in Mr. Blair's achievements, and the confidence that he is about to become the youngest prime minister this century.
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Long Live Helen Mirren
10 September 2006 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

I saw her Elizabeth I not so long ago and I was bowled over by her fearlessness, I was moved, transported, amused. Now, Elizabeth II, the living Queen. Helen Mirren accomplishes the impossible. She lets us know the Queen, her Queen, without passing judgment. Just being her. I found myself understanding her dilemma in human terms. Something that she had done so brilliantly with Elizabeth I, she humanized her or rather she allows us to find the human creature behind the iconic façade. The difficulty of not falling into a caricature or a simple impersonation may have seemed insurmountable but here she is. Perfect, real, extraordinary. Long Live Helen Mirren!

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