The Queen

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Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  103 min.
Release Date: October 13, 2006 (limited)
DVD: April 24, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 4.46
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Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms

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 (Helen Mirren) retreats behind the walls of Balmoral Castle with her family, unable to comprehend the public response to the tragedy.

For Tony Blair (Michael Sheen), 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.

Director: Stephen Frears
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Tracey Seaward, Andy Harries, Christine Langan
Screenplay: Peter Morgan
Official Site: www.thequeen-movie.com

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