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USA: Miramax Films
UK: Pathe Distribution
Cast: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Paul Barrett, Forbes KB, Elliot Levey, Gavin Park, Stephen Samson
Director: Stephen Frears
Countries: UK / France / Italy
USA: 97 mins
UK: 103 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language
UK Certificate: 12A contains a single use of strong language
USA Release Date: 6 October 2006 (Limited Release - wider)
USA Release Date: 30 September 2006 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 15 September 2006
Stephen Frears's hotly anticipated feature film THE QUEEN is an intimate and revealing portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family, in turmoil during the days immediately following the death of Princess Diana.
When news of the death of Princess Diana, undoubtedly the most famous woman in the world, breaks upon a shocked and disbelieving British public, Her Majesty 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 Queen with the British public.
Directed by Stephen Frears (DIRTY PRETTY THINGS, THE DEAL), THE QUEEN was written by Peter Morgan (THE DEAL) and stars Dame Helen Mirren (CALENDAR GIRLS) as HM Queen Elizabeth II, James Cromwell (I, ROBOT, LA CONFIDENTIAL) as Prince Phillip, Michael Sheen (KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, THE DEAL) as Prime Minister Tony Blair, Alex Jennings (BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, THE FOUR FEATHERS) as Prince Charles, Helen McCrory (ENDURING LOVE) as Cherie Blair and veteran British actress Sylvia Syms as the Queen Mother.