"The Queen" is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.
Peter Morgan has started work on a follow-up to The Queen that will dig into former U.K. prime minister Tony Blair's relationships with U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, according to Variety.
The movie will focus on Blair's reaction to the handover of power from Clinton, a natural liberal ally, to Bush, who came from the other end of the political spectrum.Read More
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The Queen has been showered with critical acclaim, including an Academy Award© Nomination for Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design and Best Original Score; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress (Helen Mirren); Golden Globe© Awards for Best Actress (Helen Mirren) and Best Original Screenplay (Peter Morgan); the Venice Film Festival's Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and Best Screenplay Award (Peter Morgan); The New York Film Critics-Online Best Director Award (Stephen Frears) and Best Screenplay Award (Peter Morgan); The National Board of Review's Best Actress Award (Helen Mirren) and The Los Angeles Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Award (Michael Sheen).Read More
The film follows England's Queen Elizabeth II in the wake of Princess Diana's untimely death in a 1997 Paris car crash. Frears was named best director and The Queen screenwriter won for best screenplay.
Helen Mirren won for best actress for her performance as the queen and Michael Sheen was named best supporting actor for his portrayal of Prime Minister Tony Blair.Read More
How did you prepare for this role?
The queen has a well-documented public persona. Were you allowed an intimate behind the scenes look at her? Did you speak to anyone who knows her personally?Read More