In movies and series
“The Queen”, film by Stephen Frears (2006)
In “The Queen”, directed by Stephen Frears in 2006, the spectator attends behind the scenes of power and in particular the balance of power between on the one hand the royal family which is reluctant to react to the death of Diana and former Prime Minister Tony Blair who is driven by grieving public opinion. Helen Mirren who plays Elizabeth II was awarded the Oscar for best actress.
“The King’s Speech”, film by Tom Hooper (2010)
In this film, Elizabeth II is not the main character but we discover the future Queen of England in her relationship with her father. She appears there as a little girl alongside her sister and her mother. Tom Hooper decided to tell the story of King George VI (played by Colin Firth) plagued by his speech anxieties, a stutter hardly compatible with his role and his public engagements at the highest level on the eve of World War II. world.
“The Crown”, series by Peter Morgan (launched in 2016)
This is the first series entirely devoted to the life of a monarch. “The Crown”, launched in 2016 on Netflix, may be a work of fiction, but it remains faithful to the reality of the royal family. The royal residences, the sets, the costumes are all there, as are the key events: Churchill’s last years, the Suez Canal affair, Margaret Thatcher’s coming to power.
So far, four seasons have been released. The fifth is expected in November 2022 on Netflix.
In many animated films
“The Minions”, animated film by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin (2015)
In the film “The Minions”, the strange and delirious yellow characters travel through time and are involved in a criminal project, that of stealing the crown of England. The opportunity to see the Queen in animation.
“Royal Corgi”, animated film by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot (2019)
It’s no secret that Queen Elizabeth II was passionate about corgis dogs, which also inspired this Belgian animated film released in 2019.
“Cars 2”, animated film by John Lasseter and Bradford Lewis (2011)
In 2011, Pixar Animation Studios paid homage to Her Majesty with “Cars 2”. As the final stage of the World Grand Prix rolls through the streets of London, the Queen is asked to preside over the finish line. She is depicted as an old Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, with a giant crown.
Elizabeth II, guest of the “Simpsons”
The Simpsons almost killed the queen! In one episode, the Simpsons’ car accidentally crashes into the Queen of England’s carriage. Homer Simpson finds himself in court facing a monarch with a neck brace adorned with diamonds. Elizabeth II appeared in other episodes of the animated series.
“A Queen is crowned”, documentary by Christopher Fry (1953)
This documentary chronicles the Queen’s coronation on June 2, 1953. It was restored for the platinum jubilee, celebrated last June.
James Bond and Paddington…
And then the queen was also known for her self-mockery and her sense of humor. In 2012 for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London, Elizabeth II appeared in a short film with Daniel Craig (interpreter of James Bond). She had uttered a single line – “Good evening Mr Bond” – when Agent 007 showed up to escort her in a helicopter. A fictitious queen then jumped over the Olympic Park, with a parachute in the colors of the Union Jack. She had received an honorary Bafta (equivalent to a Caesar or an Oscar) for her surprise performance of “the most memorable James Bond girl”.
Finally, the Queen created a sensation with a surprise appearance alongside Paddington, the famous British bear, during her Platinum Jubilee. In this famous video, we can discover the Queen of England having tea alongside the little bear cub at Buckingham Palace. Paddington offers him to taste a marmalade sandwich. The queen politely refuses, explaining that she already has one in her bag.
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