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The Queen (2006)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Queen
... Prince Philip
... Prince Charles
... Robin Janvrin
... Queen Mother
Tim McMullan ... Stephen Lamport
... Equerry
Lola Peploe ... Janvrin's Secretary
... Lord Airlie
Joyce Henderson ... Balmoral Maid
... Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue ... Queen's Dresser
... Balmoral Head Ghillie
... Charles' Valet
Dolina MacLennan ... Balmoral Switchboard Operator
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Storyline

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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A Lifetime of Tradition. A World of Change. See more »


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

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17 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La reina  »

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Budget:

£9,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£856,273 (United Kingdom), 17 September 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$122,014, 1 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,441,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,384,128
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Alex Jennings, who plays Prince Charles in this film, would go on to play his grand uncle, The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII in the Netflix original series The Crown (2016). Incidentally, the show was also written by Peter Morgan See more »

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When Tony Blair is riding to the airport in the back of his Jaguar, the trees visible through the rear window are leafless, although at the time of the action - in very early September - they would still be green. 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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Creag Ghuanach
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Performed by Peter Anderson
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Long Live Helen Mirren
10 September 2006 | by 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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