Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest reigning Queen, died last Thursday, passing the throne to another. The information prompted a flood of locals to gather at many royal locations to pay their respects to the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth has become well-known around the world as the symbolic personification of one of the world’s most famous regions. So it goes without saying that the media has picked up on the idea of producing films and television programs about the Queen.
Popular culture has been interested in finding new ways to show the lavish life of the United Kingdom’s Queen. The Queen has been adapted by award-winning actors and weekend live performers. Animated films have even taken the liberty of including the Queen in their plots.
Here are several Queen Elizabeth II representations to look into:
Synopsis: The plot recounts the national tragedy of Princess Diana’s death in Paris and how Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family reacted to the disaster. Meanwhile, Tony Blair, the newly minted Prime Minister, encourages the Queen to make a public remark about the catastrophe.
The Academy Awards went to Helen Mirren, who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the film. ‘The Queen’ was nominated for Best Picture as well.
Synopsis: The cartoon film is about Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, the minions, aiming to abduct the Queen so that the film’s antagonist may seize control of the crown and the kingdom.
The film was a box office success, grossing more than $1 billion worldwide.
The King’s Speech
Synopsis: The movie portrays the tribulations of King George VI’s ascent to the throne following his brother’s unexpected resignation. To overcome his stutter, the new King needed to partner with his speech and language therapist.
In 2010, the film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Synopsis: A short video commemorating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, featuring Queen Elizabeth II and the acclaimed Paddington Bear.
Synopsis: The film is set on a Christmas vacation with the Royal Family and features Princess Diana as she decides whether or not to divorce Prince Charles, the current monarch of England.
2012 London Olympics Opening
The Queen appears in the film as part of a promotional campaign for the London Olympics. The Queen is accompanied by the world-famous James Bond in the video, as both ride a helicopter hovering over a massive crowd in London. The two then used a parachute to land on the Olympic Stadium.