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The Queen
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2,306 Ratings

THE QUEEN

Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, France, 2006
Drama

Synopsis

In an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning portrayal, Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the days following the tragic, unexpected death of Princess Diana, as the monarchy struggles to comfort a heartbroken nation.

Synopsis

In an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning portrayal, Helen Mirren plays Queen Elizabeth II in the days following the tragic, unexpected death of Princess Diana, as the monarchy struggles to comfort a heartbroken nation.

Our take

Stephen Frears directed Helen Mirren to her first Oscar® with this superb biographical portrait of late Queen Elizabeth II. Set amid the rise of New Labour and the fallout following the death of Princess Diana, The Queen incisively illustrates a clash between cultural values old and new.