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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 ...
Robin Soans ...
Lola Peploe ...
Janvrin's Secretary
Joyce Henderson ...
Balmoral Maid
Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue ...
Queen's Dresser
Balmoral Head Ghillie
Gray O'Brien ...
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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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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The scenes within the Royal household were shot on 35mm film, so they would look lush and cinematic, while those within Blair's world were shot on 16mm, so they would look more like television, in order to give visual contrast between commoners and royalty. See more »


In both Government offices and Royal residences, many examples of the old-fashioned 'dial' telephone can be seen in use. These were generally phased out by the mid-1980s so it is highly unlikely that so many would still be in use in 1997, when the film is set. See more »


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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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