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August 2006
First Look: The Queen

First Look: The Queen

Release Date: September 30, 2006 (NY; limited release: October 6; wider release: October 13)
Studio: Miramax Films
Director: Stephen Frears
Screenwriter: Peter Morgan
Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Sylvia Syms

Synopsis: Scripted by Peter Morgan, the film is set in the week between Diana's death and her funeral and explores the relationship between Tony Blair and the British Royal Family during that time. This stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and chronicles the British royal family's response to Princess Diana's death in a car crash. James Cromwell appears as Prince Philip, Michael Sheen as Tony Blair, Alex Jennings as Prince Charles and Sylvia Syms as the Queen Mother.

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