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The Queen

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Synopsis

When news of the death of Princess Diana, undoubtedly the most famous woman in the world, breaks upon a shocked and disbelieving British public, Queen Elizabeth II retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy. For Tony Blair, the popular and newly elected Prime Minister, the people's need for reassurance and support from their leaders is palpable. As the unprecedented outpouring of emotion grows ever stronger, Blair must find a way to reconnect the beloved Queen with the British public. 
 
The Queen draws on scores of interviews with insiders and expert observers for its intimate, revealing and sometimes humorous portrait of a family in crisis and of a new Prime Minister operating at the height of his powers at a time of extraordinary private grief and public sorrow.

Details

Year
2006
Type of film
Features
Running Time
103 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Stephen Frears
Producer
Tracey Seaward, Andy Harries, Christine Langan
Editor
Lucia Zucchetti
Screenwriter
Peter Morgan
Director of Photography
Alfonso Beato ASC, ABC
Sound
Peter Lindsay
Principal Cast
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory, Sylvia Syms

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Production Company

Granada Screen
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UK

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Company

Pathé Pictures International
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UK

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