The Queen

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The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film that depicts the aftermath of the death of Princess Diana on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan, and starring Helen Mirren in the title role of Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Family regards Diana's death as a private affair and thus not to be treated as an official Royal death. This is in contrast with the views of Tony Blair and Diana's ex-husband, Prince Charles, who favour the general public's desire for an official expression of grief. Matters are further complicated by the media, royal protocol regarding Diana's official status, and wider issues about Republicanism.

The film's release coincided with a revival of favourable public sentiment in respect to the monarchy and a downturn in fortunes for Blair, whose resignation came several months later. Michael Sheen reprised his role as Blair from The Deal, and he did so again in The Special Relationship. The film garnered general critical and popular acclaim for Mirren, in which she praised the Queen and was invited to dinner at Buckingham Palace after the film's release. However, Mirren could not attend due to filming commitments in Hollywood.

The Queen News

• Helen Mirren wins 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award
• 'The Crown' teases tension between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
• Helen Mirren pays tribute to Prince; Michelle Dockery returns to spotlight at White House Correspondents Dinner
• Dylan Baker joins Helen Mirren in Broadway's 'The Audience'

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