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The Queen

Year:
Duration:
103 min | Turkey:94 min (TV version)
Genres:
Biography | Drama
IMDB rate:
7.4
Director:
Stephen Frears
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 90 wins & 71 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 2006-11-17
Filming Locations: Blairquhan Castle, Blairquhan, South Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $122,014 (USA) (1 October 2006)
Gross: $56,425,113 (USA) (6 May 2007)
Cast
Actor
Character
Helen McCrory
Helen McCrory
The Queen
Helen Mirren
The Queen
James Cromwell
Prince Philip
Alex Jennings
Prince Charles
Roger Allam
Robin Janvrin
Sylvia Syms
Queen Mother
Tim McMullan
Stephen Lamport
Robin Soans
Equerry
Lola Peploe
Janvrin's Secretary
Douglas Reith
Lord Airlie
Joyce Henderson
Balmoral Maid
Pat Laffan
Head Ghillie
Amanda Hadingue
Queen's Dresser
John McGlynn
Balmoral Head Ghillie
Gray O'Brien
Charles' Valet
Dolina MacLennan
Balmoral Switchboard Operator
Jake Taylor Shantos
Prince William
Dash Barber
Prince Harry
Michael Sheen
Tony Blair
Mark Bazeley
Alastair Campbell
Kananu Kirimi
Blair's PA
Susan Hitch
Blair's Secretary
Julian Firth
Blair's Aide
Harry Alexander Coath
Euan Blair
Earl Cameron
Portrait Artist
Elliot Levey
TV Director
Anthony Debaeck
Catholic Priest
Emmy Lou Harries
Little Girl
Laurence Burg
Princess Diana
Michel Gay
Dodi Fayed
Wolfgang Pissors
German Reporter
Malou Beauvoir
American Reporter
Paul Barrett
French Bodyguard
Xavier Castano
French Bodyguard
Mohamed Al-Fayed
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Bashir
Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bill Clinton
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Cruise
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Dodi Fayed
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
James Fiddy
No.10 Advisor (uncredited)
Tom Hanks
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Heathcote
Secret Service (uncredited)
Elton John
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Forbes KB
Biker (uncredited)
Nicole Kidman
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martyn Lewis
Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nelson Mandela
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Marsh
Extra (uncredited)
Trevor McDonald
Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Mae McDougall
Stalking Party (uncredited)
Nicholas Owen
Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gavin Park
Royal Protection Officer (uncredited)
Camilla Parker-Bowles
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Luciano Pavarotti
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Princess Diana
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tony Red Richards
Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Stephen Samson
Greenkeeper (uncredited)
Jon Snow
Himself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julia Somerville
Herself - Newsreader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Earl Charles Spencer
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steven Spielberg
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Starkey
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tracey Ullman
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ralitsa Vassileva
Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Helen Mirren and Roger Allam adored each other, and got along together quite well on the set.
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Helen Mirren's performance received a five minute standing ovation at the film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
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Writer Peter Morgan's favorite line is after the Queen has taken the final call from Tony Blair in the kitchen at Balmoral. She hangs up the phone, heads upstairs, knocks on the door, and simply says, "Mummy?"
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Goofs
In the scene before the Queen addresses England, she is advised to make the change "and as a grandmother." She writes the correction, clearly caps her pen and begins putting it back. In the very next shot, she caps the pen a second time.
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When Diana's coffin arrives at RAF Brize Norton, a Marconi S511 radar is visible in the background. RAF Brize Norton employs a (rival) Plessey Watchman radar. A more likely location for filming is Southend Airport, UK.
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When the Queen and Prince Charles are set for a drive, Queen Elizabeth is wearing her glasses as she puts the Rover in gear and drives off. Cut to a different angle (from the front of the Rover) and her glasses are nowhere in sight.
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Quotes
Prince Philip: It's not right, you know.
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HM The Queen Mother: You will have to talk to Lord Chamberlain about all this.
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HM Queen Elizabeth II: Have we shown you how to start a nuclear war yet?
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Faq
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for The Queen can be found here.
Q
Is "The Queen" based on a book?
A
No. The Queen is an original screenplay written by English screenwriter and playwright Peter Morgan.
Q
Is the movie close to reality?
A
It is very close to reality in terms of what could be publicly confirmed. Private conversations and such couldn't be easily verified by filmmakers. The scene involving the stag, however, was fabricated.
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Photos from cast
Helen McCrory