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From The Crown to Spencer: OTT series, movies depicting the life of Queen Elizabeth II

There have been several OTT series and movies that have been made depicting the life of Queen Elizabeth II.




The Queen

New Delhi: Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch in world history. The Queen passed away peacefully at the age of 96. During her reign, she emerged as a cultural staple. She was the most photographed woman in history as she was featured on the cover of Time magazine at the age of three. This was first of the several instances. According to the ‘Variety’ report, she appeared on the big screen, the small screen, the stage, in music, and art.

There have been several OTT series and movies that have been made depicting the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Take a look at some of them where the life of the Queen has been depicted:

1. The Crown

The Netflix original series ‘The Crown’ depicts the Queen from the 1940s to modern times. Also, the series concentrates on her relationship with the various prime ministers. Reportedly, Liz Truss was the 15th she invited to lead her Majesty’x government 48 hours prior to her passing away. Throughout the six seasons which covers approximately a decade in her life, she has been played by three different actors namely Claire Foy, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal, and Olivia Colman, who won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy, and Imelda Staunton, who will portray the Queen in her 70s and 80s during the show’s fifth and sixth (also believed to be its final) season.

2. The Queen

Written by ‘The Crown’ creator Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Frears, The Queen, is set in the aftermath of Princess Diana’s death which is considered to be a low point for the British Royal family. Helen Mirren played the role of the Queen. She won the best actress Oscar award for her acting in the movie.

3. Spencer

The monarch also made an appearance in ‘Spencer’ where Stella Gonet played the role of the Queen. The movie also stars Kirsten Stewart who played the role of her daughter-in-law Princess Diana.

4. A Royal Night Out

In the 2015 British comedy-drama, the film gave a fictionalised glimpse of the night when Elizabeth (played by Sarah Gadon) and her sister Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) secretly slipped out of Buckingham Palace to join the crowds celebrating V-E Day on the streets of London in 1945.