Helen Mirren once again assumed the role of Queen Elizabeth I for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark her 70th year on the throne. The First Jubilee Celebration Event called A Gallop through History featured 1,300 performers and 500 horses at the Royal Windsor Horse Shown arena. It was broadcast live at Windsor Castle.
Mirren, 76, Who was Queen Elizabeth’s actor? in the 2005 two-part drama Elizabeth IIn a historical royal gown and hat with a curving red wig, she delivered her famous speech at Tilbury to the troops. “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
She appeared as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End play The Audience Film The QueenShe won an Academy Award for the film. The 2006 film depicts Princess Diana’s 1997 death and the drama surrounding her funeral, which was filmed by Tony Blair and the Royal Family. After the film was released, Queen Elizabeth invited Mirren for dinner. Her filming schedule kept her from being able to attend.
A February Interview with The Hollywood ReporterMirren stated that she believed the Queen had seen it. “At the time, it had never been done before, playing the queen. It was quite nerve-racking because I didn’t know—no one knew—how the public would receive it, let alone the establishment in Britain,”She said.
“But I got the sense that it had been seen and that it had been appreciated. I’ve never heard directly, and I never will,”Mirren was also added. They met several times throughout the years. Her involvement in The QueenMirren , “My parents were republicans, they didn’t believe in monarchy. I’ve found myself when I started researching the role, very admiring of the queen. I honestly never really thought about her before. To me, she was like Big Ben. She’d just always been there.”
“The queen came to the throne when I was 7, I think,” Mirren continued. “She’s been there for my whole life. I didn’t really take any note of her until I started having to research her as a person, as a human being. Then I found myself finding a huge admiration for her, and respect.”
Mirren stated in 2019 that Prince William (the Queen’s grandsons) had seen the film, and they were now ready to discuss it with their families. “cool”And “funny”It.”The younger [ones], Harry and William, have mentioned it, and they’ve been very funny about it, very cool about it,” Mirren Submitted Good Morning Britain. “I think Harry once said, when I was at an awards ceremony, he said, ‘And Granny is here,’ and I felt insulted by that.”
In 2006, when the Queen was still alive, the actress had high praises for her. She was awarded the Oscar for Best Actress., saying, “for fifty years and more, Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty, and her hairstyle.”She continued, “She’s had her feet planted firmly on the ground, her hat on her head, her handbag on her arm, and she’s weathered many, many storms. And I salute her courage and her consistency. And I thank her: If it wasn’t for her, I most certainly wouldn’t be here. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Queen,”Mirren addressed the audience as she raised the Oscar.