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The Queen 12

£2.49

Product description

Stephen Frears' critically acclaimed portrait of the English Monarch in time of strife. One of the most turbulent times in British politics in recent memory seen from an insider's perspective - an almost documentary look at the relationship between the figurehead and the brains behind the UK. It's 1997 and Tony Blair's Labour Government has just won an election, ending 18 years of Conservative rule. Blair the firebrand (Michael Sheen) must introduce himself to the Queen (Helen Mirren) and ask permission to govern the country. The stone-faced Regina, in accepting, gives him not a millimetre of slack, silently underscoring the fact she's in charge. Shortly thereafter, the former Princess of Wales, wife of Elizabeth's son and heir, is killed in Paris. The Queen's initial reaction is to hold ranks and treat Diana as an outsider, being that she has left the royal household. Blair senses the coming landslide of public opinion against this course of action and tries, as hard as a new boy can, to make Her Majesty see sense. The question of who's truly in charge comes to the fore.

Also Starring:
James Cromwell as the Duke of Edinburgh
Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair
Alex Jennings as Prince Charles
Sylvia Sims as Elizabeth the Queen Mother
plus Jake Taylor Shantos as Prince William, Dash Barber as Prince Harry, and Trevor McDonald and Martyn Lewis as themselves

Item details

Actors:
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen
Classification:
12
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Stephen Frears
Display format:
16:9
Film studio:
Granada Productions / Pathé Pictures
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

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About this item

Stephen Frears' critically acclaimed portrait of the English Monarch in time of strife. One of the most turbulent times in British politics in recent memory seen from an insider's perspective - an almost documentary look at the relationship between the figurehead and the brains behind the UK. It's 1997 and Tony Blair's Labour Government has just won an election, ending 18 years of Conservative rule. Blair the firebrand (Michael Sheen) must introduce himself to the Queen (Helen Mirren) and ask permission to govern the country. The stone-faced Regina, in accepting, gives him not a millimetre of slack, silently underscoring the fact she's in charge. Shortly thereafter, the former Princess of Wales, wife of Elizabeth's son and heir, is killed in Paris. The Queen's initial reaction is to hold ranks and treat Diana as an outsider, being that she has left the royal household. Blair senses the coming landslide of public opinion against this course of action and tries, as hard as a new boy can, to make Her Majesty see sense. The question of who's truly in charge comes to the fore.

Also Starring:
James Cromwell as the Duke of Edinburgh
Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair
Alex Jennings as Prince Charles
Sylvia Sims as Elizabeth the Queen Mother
plus Jake Taylor Shantos as Prince William, Dash Barber as Prince Harry, and Trevor McDonald and Martyn Lewis as themselves

Actors:
Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen
Classification:
12
Condition:
Used
Director(s):
Stephen Frears
Display format:
16:9
Film studio:
Granada Productions / Pathé Pictures
Genre:
Drama
Region:
2

Delivery & returns

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This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

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Europe: £4.80

Outside Europe: £7.00

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