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From Comedy Spoofs To Period Drama, Elizabeth II Was Cinema’s Favourite Queen

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What’s behind those lavish costumes and the intricacies of the royal affairs always intrigues people. And what’s better to unveil such stories than movies which give these tales not only a vibrant look but also a classic feel. The long reigning Queens along with the British Royal Family are always the most sought after people who have inspired memorable cinematic classics.

Queen Elizabeth II has the most movies and shows made on her well over 20. The longest serving British monarch and the second longest reigning monarch in the world has inspired Oscar-winning film to comedies across eras. Films on the royal monarch has portrayed her in different settings.

List of movies & shows portraying Queen Elizabeth II

1. Elizabeth: A portrait in parts (2022)

The documentary by acclaimed director Roger Michell marks the Queen’s various historical achievements and unveils the playful, poetic and even mischievous side of her personality. The movie showcases all aspects of the woman monarch.

2. The Crown (2016)

The Crown is a historical drama which streams on Netflix that revolves around the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Different seasons give a brief about the various periods of the Queen’s reign. The first season portrays her union with Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The next seasons cover Suez Crisis of 1956, the period from 1964 to 1977, and the union of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The upcoming seasons will focus more on Queen Elizabeth II.

3. A Royal Night Out (2015)

On Victory in Europe Day on 8 May 1945 to mark peace and end of WWII across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth Margaret (Elizabeth’s sister) join in the celebrations. The story revolves around a night which is full of merry but dangers and romance.

4. The King’s Speech (2010)

The movie is set in the years immediately prior to World War II. The film showcases Elizabeth II before she was made a monarch. The film came in the nominations for eight Oscars in 2011 and won four of them.

5. The Queen (2006)

It is a biographical drama specifically highlighting events that followed the death of Princess Diana.

Apart from these period dramas that showcase the Queen’s reigning years and other interesting details, the lady monarch has been portrayed in fictional comedies.

Comedy, cameos of Queen Elizabeth II’s character

Tricia’s Wedding (1971),The Naked Gun (1988), The BFG (1989), The Duke (1999), What a Girl Wants (2003), Royal Faceoff (2006), Rabbit Over the Void (2006), among others.

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