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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II (born 1926) became the queen of the United Kingdom (as well as fifteen Commonwealth countries) upon the death of her father, king George VI in 1952.

The Queen surpassed her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-lived British monarch in 2007, and the longest-reigning British monarch in 2015.

The movies & TV shows

Theory of Everything (2015): Featuring Lesley Manville as the Queen. Coming soon …

Les Profs 2 (2015): Featuring Vivienne Vernes as the Queen. Coming soon …

The Odd Couple (2015): Featuring Flora Rubenhold as the Queen. Coming soon …

Walking the Dogs (2013): Featuring Emma Thompson as the Queen. Coming soon …

William & Kate: A Royal Love Story (2011): Featuring Jane Alexander as the Queen. Coming soon …

Margaret (2009): Featuring Rosemary Leach as the Queen. Coming soon …

Tea with Betty (2006): This was an episode from the BBC’s The Afternoon Play. On the tenth anniversary of the riots that nearly destroyed a council estate, chaos ensues again as the residents prepare for a visit by the queen (Rosemary Leach). A single mum who has worked to rejuvenate the estate finds out what it’s like to have the queen visit her home for tea. This is the second time Rosemary Leach has portrayed the queen; she also played the queen in Prince William – a truly pathetic TV biopic – and also appeared in Margaret. Debbi Salmon was the makeup designer.

For Crown and Comedy (2006): This was a radio programme broadcast as part of the BBC’s The Queen at Eighty season: the above image is a promotional still. Jan Ravens is an actress and impressionist who has played the queen in sketch shows such as Dead Ringers.

Whatever Love Means (2005): Featuring Stella McCusker as the Queen. Coming soon …

Willi und die Windzors (1996): Featuring Irm Hermann as the Queen. Coming soon …

Princess in Love (1996): Featuring Lisa Daniely as the Queen. Coming soon …

Diana: Her True Story (1993): Featuring Anne Stallybrass as the Queen. Coming soon …