The Queen, the intriguing new British film starring Helen Mirren has premiered at the Venice Film Festival to much acclaim.
Directed by Stephen Frears, the film is set in 1997 , following those tumultuous days following the drama of Princess Diana?s death.
In it, you?ll find out what really (?) went on behind the scenes in what was probably the most publicized event in recent history.
Helen Mirren does a wonderful job as playing the Queen in what was described as an ?eerily strong performance?. Indeed, when I saw her photo in costume, I was shocked at the likeness – not just in the way she looked, but in her entire demeanor. Here are some of the most interesting things said by the Royal couple:
“I’ve never felt hated like that before.”
As said to Tony Blair when she sees the public?s emotion outside Bukingham palace.
“This is a family funeral, Mr Blair, not a fairground attraction.”
At Diana?s funeral
“?have they showed you how to start a nuclear war yet?”
To Tony Blair
“Move over cabbage”
As he gets into bed with the Queen.
“…attracting a chorus line of soap stars and homosexuals”
His description of the funeral.
The film, which critics say is a triumphant attempt to show the human side of the most media-frenzied Royal family in the world, is set to open in the UK next month.
Originally posted on September 4, 2006 @ 2:10 pm