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The Queen

The Queen is an Academy Award-winning 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears. It takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the interaction between Queen Elizabeth II (played by Helen Mirren) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair (played by Michael Sheen) following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. It focuses on their struggle to reach a compromise between treating her death as a private tragedy for the Royal Family and appeasing the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.