Queen Elizabeth II: A lot has changed in Britain and the world during the last 70 years. In these 70 years, Britain saw 15 Prime Ministers and the country changed. But if nothing changed, she was ‘Queen Elizabeth II’. Queen Elizabeth, who ruled Britain for 7 decades, said goodbye to this world on 8 September. The personality of Queen Elizabeth, who was always away from controversies, was such that today on her death, the leaders of the whole world are remembering her.
Queen Elizabeth in fiction films
Elizabeth completed 70 years as Queen this year. Elizabeth did not present herself to the public only through radio addresses and Christmas greetings, but the media and fictional films presented her in her own way, which played an important role in understanding her. Apart from the Queen of Britain, she was known as a decent woman and ruler. These films have also tried to understand more deeply about Elizabeth’s crown and her relationship with Britain.
Several actors and actresses have played Queen Elizabeth at different ages in Netflix’s “The Crown” series. Even Helen Mirren, who played the Queen, won an Oscar in 2006 for ‘The Queen’.
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
In the first two seasons of the series “The Crown”, actress Claire Foy played the role of the young Queen Elizabeth, for which she was widely praised. Foy won two Emmy Awards for her outstanding portrayal of the Queen. The Crown depicts Elizabeth’s long reign over Britain and her personal life. All the aspects of almost a decade have been shown brilliantly in one season of this series.
At the same time, in The Crown web series, apart from the marriage of the Queen and Prince Philip, many aspects of their lives have been shown. Actress Claire Foy told The Times in 2016 that people who were around the Queen never talked about her. So you just have to do the thing where things lead you to, ‘Okay, I’m a girl of a certain age, I have a different background, I have different preferences. There is someone I want to marry. But then you forget it.
According to Foy, the role of the Queen forced him to reflect on the circumstances surrounding the Queen’s rise to power. Of Queen Elizabeth, Foy says, “I never really accepted the fact that for Elizabeth to be queen, her father had to die.”
The one person who could tell you how to do things is dead, and everyone is looking at you to know what they’ll do, but she just keeps calm and moves on, which she really is Too. That’s the story of his life.”
Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
Actress Olivia Colman played Queen Elizabeth’s resin for the third and fourth seasons of The Crown. This season covers the years of the Queen from 1964 to 1990. Olivia Colman won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her performance.
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2018, Coleman said that keeping patience for the role of Queen was a big challenge. Coleman said, “I’m emotional, but it’s not for the queen.” She stood up to help everyone. But they were trained not to express emotion. Whenever someone told me sad things about him, he used to make me cry.”
Olivia Colman said about the troubles she faced while playing the role of Queen Elizabeth that, Queen Elizabeth’s life is definitely public but she lives a private life.
According to the Radio Times, Coleman says, “Because behind closed doors how she is, we don’t know.” I definitely acted with her. The most difficult thing I did was to stop the Queen. Now I have no shame in saying that after doing this role, I am capable of doing something else.”
Helen Mirren (“The Queen”)
In the 2006 film ‘The Queen’, actress Helen Mirren played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in this film. The event related to the death of Princess Diana was shown in this film. Actress Helen Mirren also played Queen Elizabeth in Stephen Frears’ film The Queen. For this film, he has received many awards including Oscar as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA.
The film The Queen depicts aspects of Elizabeth’s life and events after the death of Princess Diana (1997). Significantly, Queen Elizabeth herself had praised Helen Mirren’s performance and invited Mirren to dinner at Buckingham Palace. But Mirren rejected the invitation of the Queen because of the promotion of the film.
While receiving the Golden Globe Award, Helen Mirren dedicated the award to the royal family. On this occasion, he said, “To be honest, I think this award belongs to Queen Elizabeth, because I think you love the Queen, not me.”
While in a statement after the death of Queen Elizabeth, Mirren said, “I mourn with my country after the passing of a great Queen. I am proud of myself by stopping Elizabeth. If there is any definition of gentleness Had it been, Elizabeth Windsor would have embodied it.”
Sarah Gadon (“A Royal Night Out”)
Actress Sarah Gadon played the role of Young Princess Elizabeth in the 2015 film A Royal Night Out. Gadon starred as teenage princess Elizabeth in this British romantic film based on true events. Sarah Gadon told the Globe and Mail about her role,
“I played a persona who is iconic (Elizabeth), but I tried my best to humanize the role. Reading the script of the film, I felt there was a lot of honesty in Elizabeth’s character. The interesting thing was that Elizabeth I had a slightly different approach to director Julian Jarrold, because I am Canadian and Julian is British.