FILM DISCUSSION: The Queen/The Crown
The discussion will include both the 2006 movie The Queen and the Netflix series The Crown:
The Queen is a 2006 drama starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II depicting the monarch’s reaction to the death of Princess Diana. Helen Mirren's performance received a five-minute standing ovation at the premiere at the Venice Film Festival. The jewelry she wore in the film was based on actual jewels owned by Elizabeth II, including her trademark two or three strands of pearls, Queen Victoria's bow brooch (at Diana's funeral), and Queen Mary's button earrings (the large pearl earrings each topped by a tiny diamond). Directed by Stephen Frears and also starring Michael Sheen and James Cromwell.1 hour, 43 minutes.
Available to rent from Amazon Prime for $2.99
Listen to the podcast of “At the Movies with Mike and Marie” about Helen Mirren
The Crown is a Netflix series in its fourth season in 2021 which follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II's reign and the events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century. The series is one of the most expensive television series ever made, with each episode budgeted at £5 million. Elizabeth's granddaughter Princess Eugenie is a self-professed fan of the series. Created by Peter Morgan and starring Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton.
Available to stream from Netflix