Genre: Biography, Drama, History. Dir: Stephen Frears. Country: UK / USA. Year: 2006.
In the wake of Princess Diana’s death, the very private and tradition-bound Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Mirren) and her family (including James Cromwell as Prince Philip) remain stoic and hidden behind the castle walls. While the heartbroken public becomes disillusioned with the Queen’s absence, the increasingly popular new Prime Minister, Tony Blair (Michael Sheen) battles to convince the monarchy that its desire for privacy could lead to its ultimate downfall.