The Queen (2006 movie)

2006 film by Stephen Frears

The Queen is a 2006 biographical drama movie that shows the events of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997 and how it affected Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen
Directed byStephen Frears
Produced by
Written byPeter Morgan
Music byAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyAffonso Beato
Edited byLucia Zucchetti
Distributed byPathé Distribution
Release date
  • 2 September 2006 (2006-09-02) (Venice)
  • 15 September 2006 (2006-09-15) (United Kingdom)
  • 18 October 2006 (2006-10-18) (France)
Running time
103 minutes[1]
Budget£9.8 million ($15 million)
Box office£77.9 million ($123.4 million)[2]

The movie was directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan, and starred Helen Mirren in the title role of Queen Elizabeth II.[3] The movie had strong positive movie reviews.[4]


  1. "THE QUEEN (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 1 September 2006. Archived from the original on 17 January 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. "The Queen". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
  3. Bastin, Giselle (Summer 2009). "Filming the Ineffable: Biopics of the British Royal Family". Auto/Biography Studies. 24 (1): 34–52. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  4. [Unknown author]. "Helen Mirren at the Oscars". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. Retrieved 12 April 2018.[permanent dead link]