The Queen 8/10.

A film covering the Queens reaction to the death of Princess Diana. Helen Mirren is perfect as her majesty and deservedly took home an oscar. It was hard to enjoy Michael Sheens wonderful take on Tony Blair because of my own strong negative feelings towards the real Blair but that aside it is another strong Sheen performance. James Cromwell is a touch cartoonish as Prince Phillip but could you play someone as ridiculous any other way? Anyway this is a fascinating, compelling and well directed piece about the most difficult time in the Queens reign. I enjoyed it.

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