Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Peter Morgan
Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms
Released: December 26, 2006
Rating: (M)
Runtime: 103 minutes
Story: THE QUEEN takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the most shocking public events of recent times - providing an illuminating, acidly funny, yet deeply affecting, dramatic glimpse into what happens in the corridors of power when tragedy strikes. The setting for this fictional account of real events is no less than the private chambers of the Royal Family and the British government in the wake of the sudden death of Princess Diana in August of 1997. In the immediate aftermath of the Princess's passing, the tightly contained, tradition-bound world of the Queen of England (DAME HELEN MIRREN) clashes with the slick modernity of the country's brand new, image-conscious Prime Minister, Tony Blair (MICHAEL SHEEN). The result is an intimate, yet thematically epic, battle between private and public, responsibility and emotion, custom and action - as a grieving nation waits to see what its leaders will do.
Helen Mirren HM Queen Elizabeth II
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
James Cromwell Prince Philip
Sylvia Syms HM The Queen Mother
Alex Jennings Prince Charles
Helen McCrory Cherie Blair
Roger Allam Robin Janvrin
Tim McMullan Stephen Lamport
Douglas Reith Lord Airlie
Robin Soans Equerry
Lola Peploe Janvrin's Secretary
Joyce Henderson Balmoral Maid
Pat Laffan Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue Queen's Dresser
John McGlynn Balmoral Head Ghillie