The Queen (2006)

Review: The Queen (2006)

23 Oct 11

A career performance from Mirren

This is a great performance by Helen Mirren playing Queen Elizabeth II. It kicks off in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death. The whole nation and world is grieving.The royals are accused of not having a heart by not making a public appearance. Tony Blair played by Michael Sheen has just become Prime Minister and he wants to help the Queen regain the public's support. Helen Mirren plays The Queen very well. Even the Queen herself said she enjoyed the film and the performance by Mirren. I remember Diana's death well. I was only 11 at the time but I appreciate the impact of the whole thing more years later,as am 25 now. The film deserved the nomination for Best Picture and Mirren deserved the Oscar for Best Actress