Discussion: Royal Performances

Posted: September 2, 2011
Helen Mirren in "The Queen"

Helen Mirren in "The Queen"

In The Madness of King George, we get a peek behind royal curtains, a tradition that dates back to the earliest days of filmmaking. What’s your favorite film about a royal personage?

Richard Pena votes for The Queen, starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II.

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  • Steve

    Not the central role, but for me it’s hard to beat Jeffrey Jones as Emperor Joseph in Amadeus. There it is!

  • Nikki

    My vote is for Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine in “The Lion in Winter.”

  • NiceGuyEddie

    I agree that Helen Mirren in “the Queen” was brilliant. Steve has made me want to re-watch “Amadeus” though.

  • garla redond

    Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala