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17 November 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tradition Prepared Her. Change Will Define Her. See more »
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After the death of Princess Diana, HM Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won Oscar. Another 90 wins & 71 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Helen Mirren ... The Queen

James Cromwell ... Prince Philip

Alex Jennings ... Prince Charles

Roger Allam ... Robin Janvrin

Sylvia Syms ... Queen Mother
Tim McMullan ... Stephen Lamport
Robin Soans ... Equerry

Lola Peploe ... Janvrin's Secretary

Douglas Reith ... Lord Airlie
Joyce Henderson ... Balmoral Maid

Pat Laffan ... Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue ... Queen's Dresser
John McGlynn ... Balmoral Head Ghillie
Gray O'Brien ... Charles' Valet
Dolina MacLennan ... Balmoral Switchboard Operator
Jake Taylor Shantos ... Prince William

Dash Barber ... Prince Harry

Michael Sheen ... Tony Blair

Helen McCrory ... Cherie Blair

Mark Bazeley ... Alastair Campbell
Kananu Kirimi ... Blair's PA
Susan Hitch ... Blair's Secretary
Julian Firth ... Blair's Aide
Harry Alexander Coath ... Euan Blair

Earl Cameron ... Portrait Artist

Elliot Levey ... TV Director

Anthony Debaeck ... Catholic Priest
Emmy Lou Harries ... Little Girl
Laurence Burg ... Princess Diana
Michel Gay ... Dodi Fayed

Wolfgang Pissors ... German Reporter

Malou Beauvoir ... American Reporter

Paul Barrett ... French Bodyguard
Xavier Castano ... French Bodyguard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohamed Al-Fayed ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Bashir ... Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bill Clinton ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Cruise ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dodi Fayed ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Fiddy ... No.10 Advisor (uncredited)

Tom Hanks ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Heathcote ... Secret Service (uncredited)

Elton John ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Forbes KB ... Biker (uncredited)

Nicole Kidman ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martyn Lewis ... Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nelson Mandela ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ... Extra (uncredited)

Trevor McDonald ... Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mae McDougall ... Stalking Party (uncredited)
Nicholas Owen ... Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gavin Park ... Royal Protection Officer (uncredited)

Camilla Parker-Bowles ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Princess Diana ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Red Richards ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)

Stephen Samson ... Greenkeeper (uncredited)
Jon Snow ... Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julia Somerville ... Herself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Earl Charles Spencer ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Starkey ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tracey Ullman ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ralitsa Vassileva ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Frears 
 
Writing credits
Peter Morgan (written by)

Produced by
Andy Harries .... producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Christine Langan .... producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... executive producer
Tracey Seaward .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alexandre Desplat 
 
Cinematography by
Affonso Beato (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
 
Production Design by
Alan MacDonald 
 
Art Direction by
Matthew Broderick 
Franck Schwarz 
Ben Smith 
Peter Wenham (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Tina Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Veronique Bosle .... hair assistant: Paris
Rebecca Cole .... hair stylist
Rebecca Cole .... makeup artist
Terry Jarvis .... wig maker
Fran Needham .... hair stylist: additional photography
Fran Needham .... makeup artist: additional photography
Daniel Phillips .... hair designer
Daniel Phillips .... makeup designer
Tapio Salmi .... hair stylist supervisor
Tapio Salmi .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Raphaël Benoliel .... production manager: France
Sue Calverley .... production manager
Sean Cooney .... post-production executive
Martin Guena .... assistant unit manager
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Matt Jones .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Natalie Allin .... daily assistant director
Paul Bennett .... third assistant director: additional photography unit
William Booker .... first assistant director: second unit
Christel Bordon .... second assistant director: Paris
Lucy Egerton .... third assistant director
Jo Gibson .... second assistant director: second unit (as Joanne Gibson)
Richard Graysmark .... second assistant director (as Rickay Graysmark)
Toby Hosking .... second assistant director: additional photography
Gil Kenny .... first assistant director: Paris
Stuart Renfrew .... first assistant director
Deborah Saban .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Perry Bell .... painter
Gwyneth Binyon .... art department assistant
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster
David Chisholm .... storeman
Sophia Chowdhury .... assistant set decorator
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist
Will Coubrough .... art department assistant
Jonathan Downing .... dressing props
Katie Driscoll .... assistant art director (as Katie Buckley)
Shane Harford .... dressing props
Joe Hawthorne .... carpenter
Robert Jones .... production buyer
Jean-François Juvanon .... painter: Paris
Tim Monroe .... stand-by art director
Brian Neighbour .... construction manager
Allen J. Polley .... property master
Josh Polley .... trainee props
Douglas Regan .... painter
Adrian Start .... chargehand painter
Louis Turner .... dressing props
Eddie Wolstencroft .... stand by painter
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... foley supervisor
James Bennett .... adr recordist
Anna Bertmark .... assistant sound editor
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Nathan Duncan .... second boom operator
Nathan Duncan .... sound assistant
Jack Gillies .... adr editor
Jack Gillies .... dialogue editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Danny Hambrook .... sound: second unit
James Hamilton .... foley artist
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Keith Marriner .... supervising dialogue editor
Khama Matiti .... voiceover recordist
Darko Mocilnikar .... sound assistant: additional photography
Marc Parazon .... sound assistant: Paris
James Perry .... adr recordist
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Malcolm Rose .... sound maintenance
Chris Sturmer .... sound consultant: dolby
Jessie Taylor .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Chris Treble .... foley editor
Rachael Tate .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Breheney .... special effects supervisor: Emergency House SFX
Evan Green-Hughes .... special effects coordinator: Emergency House SFX
 
Visual Effects by
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... vfx editor
Louie Alexander .... digital cleanup artist
Nigel Ankers .... technical director
David Aulds .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC
Rodrigo Bernardo .... systems engineer
Helen Bunker .... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... engineer
Paul Doogan .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
James D. Fleming .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC (as James Fleming)
Charlie Habanananda .... digital intermediate data operator
Alistair Hamer .... film mastering engineer
Adam Hawkes .... head of digital retouch and restoration
Charles Howell .... visual effects producer
Nathan Hughes .... digital matte painter
Marc Jones .... matchmove artist: Framestore-CFC
Patricia Llaguno .... digital compositor
Kevin Lowery .... high definition engineer
Dan McRae .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC
Christophe Meslin .... head of systems
Maria Michalopoulou .... data operator
Mike Morrison .... digital grading assistant
Mark Nelmes .... visual effects supervisor
Collette Nunes .... digital cleanup artist: Framestore CFC
Steve Parsons .... digital paint artist: Framestore CFC
Richard Poet .... visual effects editor: Framestore CFC
Travis Porter .... digital compositor
Scott Pritchard .... digital compositor: Framestore CFC
Cristina Puente .... compositor: Framestore-CFC
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer
Aatesh Shah .... systems engineer: Framestore CFC
Asa Shoul .... digital colourist
Donna Smith .... visual effects editorial: Framestore CFC
Nick Stanley .... digital cleanup artist
Maggie Walby .... digital I/O: Framestore CFC
Stephen Willey .... senior systems engineer
Anthony Smith .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunt driver: Paris
Christian Bonnichon .... stunt coordinator: Paris
Elaine Ford .... stunt coordinator
Frédéric Vallet .... stunts: motorcycle chase
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alexander Aben .... camera truck (as Alex Aben)
Simon Baker .... "b" camera operator/steadicam
Simon Baker .... camera operator
Affonso Beato .... camera operator: "a" camera
Luke Cairns .... camera trainee
Wailoon Chung .... electrician
Matt Cole .... camera trainee
Guy Cope .... electrical rigger
Tim Critchell .... grip
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Steve de Rocco .... second assistant camera: France
Russell Diamond .... grip
Emma Edwards .... assistant camera
Warren Ewen .... rigging gaffer
Mike Farr .... lighting balloon technician
Dan Garlick .... second grip
Eugene Grobler .... lighting technician
Mark Hanlon .... best boy
Philippe Houdart .... camera operator
Henry Landgrebe .... clapper loader: b camera
Philippe Lapicque .... key grip
Andy Long .... gaffer
Chaz Lyon .... second assistant camera
Vince Madden .... best boy rigging electrician
Aaron Montgomery .... electrical rigger
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Felipe Reinheimer .... Steadicam operator
Felipe Reinheimer .... assistant camera
Felipe Reinheimer .... camera operator
John Saunders .... electrician
Paul Shottner .... camera operator
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
Simon Tindall .... focus puller
Charlie Woodburn .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Lissy Holm .... casting assistant
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Blight .... principal costume standby
Christopher Bradshaw .... wardrobe master
Sue Casey .... daily costume assistant
Nigel Egerton .... assistant costume designer
Claire Hardaker .... costume daily
Hilary MacDonald .... costume daily
Laura Rushton .... costume assistant
Maggie Scobbie .... costume maker
Dulcie Scott .... costume supervisor: additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Marcus Alexander .... digital intermediate producer
Chris Andrews .... negative cutter
Ian Cunningham .... second assistant editor
Jaynie Miller .... post-production coordinator
Mike Morrison .... digital grading assistant
Asa Shoul .... colorist
Kelly Smith .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
David Arch .... musician: piano
Jean-Pascal Beintus .... additional orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Alexandre Desplat .... conductor
Alexandre Desplat .... orchestrator
Andrew Dudman .... music mixer
Andrew Dudman .... music recordist
Xavier Forcioli .... composer assistant
Carmine Lauri .... orchestra leader
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Abbie Lister .... music supervisor
Alison Stephens .... musician: mandolin
 
Transportation Department
Jeff Derby .... driver
James Downard .... driver
Lawrence Duncan .... facilities captain
Richard Eksteen .... facilities driver
Forbes KB .... driver: action vehicle
Rob MacKnight .... driver: unit minibus
Adam Marchand .... driver
Gary Mavor .... driver
Colin McDaid .... facilities manager
Tony Power .... stand-by construction driver
Jan Reichel .... driver
Nina Ruhkala .... action vehicle coordinator
Chris J. Smith .... picture vehicles coordinator
Pete Trotman .... unit driver
Piotr Walczak .... transport facilities department
Mickey Davie .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Adams .... military advisor
Naoufel Ben Youssef .... unit location manager: Paris
Campbell Brand .... pilot
Jeremy Burnage .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Mally Chung .... assistant location manager
Orlagh Collins .... head of physical production: Pathé
Jonah Coombes .... location manager: additional photography
Gerry Cott .... animal handler
Perrine Coulogner .... assistant location manager
Joss Crowley .... production runner: additional photography
Adam Curtis .... archive consultant
Lara Davis .... production assistant
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Linda Drew .... assistant: Mr. Frears
Jon Duncan .... production accountant
Cathy Dutheil .... production secretary Paris
Penny Dyer .... dialect coach
Giles Edleston .... location scout
Zoë Edwards .... production coordinator
Penny Eyles .... script supervisor
Kerry Gill-Pryde .... researcher
Synnove Godeseth .... location trainee: FT2, re-shoots (as Synnöve Godeseth)
Mark Hopkins .... set runner
Vinnie Jassal .... location assistant: additional photography
Jenna Jones .... assistant: Mr. Harries
Jérôme Jouneaux .... press attache: France
Pat Karam .... location manager
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production
Tory Lenosky .... production runner: additional photography
Amelia McNeil .... location assistant
Jonathan Midlane .... floor runner
Jaynie Miller .... assistant to producer and director
Jean-Philippe Moreteau .... assistant location manager
Tracy O'Riordan .... assistant production coordinator
Jeremy Pelzer .... studio director ealing studios
Michelle Pianca .... assistant location manager
Celina Radwanski .... set runner
Kay Raven .... animal handler
Hallam Rice-Edwards .... production assistant
Gerry Scott .... animal handler
Jonathan Scott .... production coordinator: additional photography
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell
Andy Stephens .... aerial operations manager: Flying Pictures Ltd.
Katherine Tibbetts .... travel coordinator
Wolfgang W. Werner .... press agent
Vanessa Whyte .... accounting assistant
Rebecca Wolf .... assistant accountant
Barney Wrightson .... aerial operations assistant: Flying Pictures Ltd.
Josh Yudkin .... location manager: additional photography
Gareth Lewis .... production runner: dailies (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Sam Frears .... thanks
Gareth Humphreys .... thanks
Robert Lacey .... thanks
Ingrid Seward .... thanks
Brian Tufano .... thanks
Tracey Ullman .... thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Runtime:
103 min | Turkey:94 min (TV version)
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario/Quebec) | Chile:TE | Denmark:A | Finland:K-3 | France:U | Germany:o.Al. | Hong Kong:IIA | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | Norway:A | Norway:10 (TV rating) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #42527)

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Director Stephen Frears chose to film the Queen crying quietly to herself from behind her, as he felt that royalists would be uncomfortable seeing the Queen portrayed in such an intimate and emotionally vulnerable state. He then threw in a little joke for the ladies by depicting the Queen rubbing her wet eyes and nose on an extraordinarily expensive scarf.See more »
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Anachronisms: When the Lord Chamberlain is talking to Tony Blair in the rear seat of his car he passes a DHL sign (Red and Yellow) DHL did not change to these colours until 2003.See more »
Quotes:
[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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350 out of 404 people found the following review useful.
Helen The Great, 10 September 2006
Author: marcosaguado from Los Angeles, USA

Let's start by saying that the film itself is a perfect reflection of the days we live in. A deep human drama with a tabloid sensibility. A tradition that's lasted over a thousand years shaken by a world who demands public spectacle. Humbleness or humiliation? Asks Queen Elizabeth to her Prime Minister. Talk Show audiences wouldn't know the difference and we are all, one way or another, talk show audiences. From Jerry Springer to Oprah Winfrey. How did it really feel like? We all want to know, we all want to see the sorrow, the confession or the denial on the catch of the day's face. Michael Sheen is a adorable, yes I think adorable is the right word, as Tony Blair, the labor link between the people and the monarchy. Helen McCrory as Mrs Blair is another standout. Just look at her walking backwards trying to to be true to royal protocol. I had to adjust to the fact that the Queen Mother was played by Sylvia Syms. Sylvia Syms! Queen Mom, a wonderful old battleship who's seen it all and fought her entire life for things to change so they could stay the same. It is however Helen Mirren, in a performance that could only be described as miraculous, that takes us body and soul through the painful ordeal of those seven days surrounding the death of Princess Diana, the "people's princess" a natural master in a world of tabloids and self humiliation disguised as humbleness. Helen Mirren gives us more than a glimpse into the hermetic heart of a living queen. Not a single false note, not a single cheap shot. A performance that is as poignant as it is entertaining. I was as besotted with Helen's Queen as her Labor Prime Minister was. I can't wait to meet her again.

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