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The Queen (2006)

Updated: Jun 22

PG-13 | 1h 43min | 7/10 #biography #drama

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➱ STORYLINE:

The Queen (2006) is a biographical drama that offers an intimate look at the British royal family’s reaction to the sudden death of Princess Diana in 1997. The film focuses on Queen Elizabeth II, who struggles to deal with the public's grief and criticism while maintaining the traditions and dignity of the monarchy. As Prime Minister Tony Blair advocates for a modern and compassionate response, the Queen faces a personal and public crisis that challenges her reign and relationship with her people.


➱ STAFF REVIEW:

The Queen (2006), directed by Stephen Frears, is a poignant and insightful portrayal of a pivotal moment in modern British history. Helen Mirren delivers an outstanding performance as Queen Elizabeth II, capturing her emotional complexity and stoic demeanor. Michael Sheen excels as Tony Blair, providing a dynamic counterbalance to Mirren’s reserved monarch. The film's meticulous direction, sharp screenplay by Peter Morgan, and evocative score by Alexandre Desplat create a compelling narrative that delves into themes of duty, tradition, and the evolving role of the monarchy. *The Queen* is a captivating and thought-provoking film that resonates with audiences.


➱ CREDITS:

Director:

- Stephen Frears

Writer:

- Peter Morgan

Based on:

- Original screenplay by Peter Morgan

Starring:

- Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II

- Michael Sheen as Tony Blair

- James Cromwell as Prince Philip

- Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair

- Alex Jennings as Prince Charles

- Sylvia Syms as Queen Mother

Produced by:

- Andy Harries

- Christine Langan

- Tracey Seaward

Cinematography: Affonso Beato

Edited by: Lucia Zucchetti

Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Production Company:

- Pathé Pictures International

- Granada Productions

- BIM Distribuzione

- Pathé

Distributed by:

- Miramax Films (USA)

- Pathé (UK)

Release date:

- September 15, 2006 (UK)

- October 6, 2006 (USA)

Run Time: 1h 43min

Country:

- United Kingdom

- France

- Italy

Languages: English

Budget: $15 million

Box office: $123.5 million


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