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22 Stars Who Have Played The Queen On Screen

Source: Courtesy of New Line Cinema

Jeannette Charles
> Movie: Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and various others
> Movie IMDb rating: 6.2 out of 10

Jeannette Charles is a retired British actor who is best known for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in dozens of productions. In fact, Charles played the queen in so many movies – in part due to her resemblance to the late monarch – that she was known as the queen impersonator. Charles’ career as the queen on TV and movies spans some 40 years and includes movies such as “Queen Kong,” “Is there a cop to save the Queen?” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”

Source: Courtesy of BBC Three (2012)

Neve Campbell
> Movie: Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)
> Movie IMDb rating: 4.9 out of 10

“Churchill: The Hollywood Years” is a parody. In the film, Neve Campbell plays Princess Elizabeth who helps an American soldier named Winston Churchill save the monarchy from Adolf Hitler, who has just moved into Buckingham Palace. (In the movie, Churchill claims the man with the same name who is the prime minister is actually an actor.)

Source: Courtesy of Miramax

Helen Mirren
> Movie: The Queen (2006)
> Movie IMDb rating: 7.3 out of 10

Helen Mirren won an Oscar for portraying the queen in the 2006 movie. The film covers Queen Elizabeth’s reaction to Princess Diana’s sudden death in a car accident in the days and weeks that followed Diana’s death. The film was nominated for a total of six Oscars, including Best Picture.

Source: Courtesy of Channel 4 Television Corporation (2009)

Barbara Flynn
> Movie: The Queen (2009)
> Movie IMDb rating: 7.3 out of 10

The TV docuseries “The Queen,” which includes archival footage in addition to dramatic recreations, premiered on U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2009, and it featured five actors who played Queen Elizabeth at different stages of her reign. Barbara Flynn was one of them. She portrayed the queen in 1992, a year marked by several divorces and separations in the royal family.

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Samantha Bond
> Movie: The Queen (2009)
> Movie IMDb rating: 7.3 out of 10

Samantha Bond played Queen Elizabeth in the docuseries during the 1970s. The period is best known for civil riots across the country, terrorist attacks (some set up by the IRA), and attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne.

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