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The Queen

The Queen

Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
, Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
, James Cromwell
James Cromwell
Stephen Frears
The Queen

The Queen

Director: Stephen Frears Cast: Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
, Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
, James Cromwell
James Cromwell
Stephen Frears

Blu-ray (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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The British prime minister and the Royal Family find themselves quietly at odds in the wake of a national tragedy in this drama from director Stephen Frears. On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in an auto accident in Paris; despite the controversial breakup of her marriage to Prince Charles, she was still one of the most famous and best-loved women in the world, and the public outpouring of emotion over her passing was immediate and intense. However, given the messy circumstances of Diana's breakup with Charles, official spokespeople for the Royal Family were uncertain about how to publicly address her passing. It didn't take long for the media to pick up on the hesitation of Buckingham Palace to pay homage to Diana, and many saw this as a sign of the cool emotional distance so often attributed to the royals, which in this case was widely seen as an insult to Diana and the many people who loved her. Prime Minister Tony Blair (played by Michael Sheen) saw a potential public-relations disaster in the making, and took it upon himself to persuade Queen Elizabeth II (played by Helen Mirren) to make a statement in tribute to the fallen Diana -- an action that went against the taciturn queen's usual nature. The Queen was released the same year that Helen Mirren played Queen Elizabeth I in an acclaimed miniseries for British television; The Queen also gave Michael Sheen his second opportunity to play Tony Blair after portraying the prime minister in the television film The Deal.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2021
UPC: 0032429352118
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Miramax
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 22,965

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Mirren Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
James Cromwell Prince Philip
Helen McCrory Cherie Blair
Alex Jennings Prince Charles
Roger Allam Sir Robin Janvrin
Sylvia Syms Queen Mother
Mark Bazeley Alastair Campbell
Earl Cameron Portrait artist
Tim McMullan Stephen Lamport

Technical Credits
Stephen Frears Director
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Consolata Boyle Costumes/Costume Designer
Leo Davis Casting
Alexandre Desplat Score Composer
Andy Harries Producer
François Ivernel Executive Producer
Christine Langan Producer
Peter Lindsay Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Macdonald Production Designer
Cameron Mccracken Executive Producer
Peter Morgan Screenwriter
Daniel Phillips Makeup
Stuart Renfrew Asst. Director
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Tracey Seaward Producer
Ben Smith Art Director
Lucia Zucchetti Editor

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