The Queen

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Helen McCrory remembered: ‘She had a brightness about her. She was a star’
Richard Eyre, the National Theatre director who cast the actor in some of her earliest roles, pays tribute to her after her death

Richard Eyre

17, Apr, 2021 @3:40 PM

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Helen McCrory: engaging, enthralling, always magnetically watchable
The exquisitely talented actor shone at playing complex, intelligent women with a seemingly effortless skill

Mark Lawson

16, Apr, 2021 @6:22 PM

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Helen McCrory, star of Peaky Blinders and Harry Potter, dies aged 52
Actor was also known for her roles in the films The Queen and The Special Relationship

Hannah J Davies

16, Apr, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Finding Freedom: 10 things we learned from Harry and Meghan's book
Biography reveals extent of Buckingham palace’s hostility towards Duchess of Sussex

Kevin Rawlinson

27, Jul, 2020 @4:06 PM

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Helen Mirren at 75: wild costumes, blazing performances – and a spell as a rock banshee
She has played cops, rockers, monarchs and murderers. As Helen Mirren turns 75, we celebrate her astonishing career – and remember her letter to the Guardian that led to questions in parliament

Michael Billington

23, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Tony awards: who are the best and worst onscreen Blairs?
From The Queen to The Journey and even The Simpsons, Labour’s divisive former PM has been a frequent figure in film and TV over the years. Here’s how his fictional counterparts have fared

Jack Seale

09, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Netflix’s The Crown ‘mapped out for three seasons’
Lavish £100m drama starts on 4 November and is designed to attract older viewers to the channel – in 190 countries

Jane Martinson

01, Nov, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Gotham awards: Helen Mirren and Rosie Perez provide gags alongside gongs
Veteran stars stole the limelight at the Gotham independent film awards on Monday night in Manhattan, while Rosie Perez took a swipe at Donald Trump

Nigel M Smith

01, Dec, 2015 @7:49 PM

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Helen Mirren: ‘Do I feel beautiful? I hate that word’
She swears like a trooper, won’t have her photographs retouched and couldn’t care less what anyone thinks. Actor Helen Mirren talks modelling, marriage and why manners matter

Sali Hughes

26, Sep, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Netflix plans £100m epic on the Queen
The Crown, inspired by Peter Morgan play The Audience, will span Queen Elizabeth II's six decades on the throne. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

23, May, 2014 @10:23 AM

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Stephen Frears: 'Audiences aren't fools – their judgement is crucial' | interview

As his new film, Tamara Drewe, opens to rave reviews in France, director Stephen Frears talks to Nick Fraser in a rare interview

Nick Fraser

14, Aug, 2010 @11:05 PM

Video: In the director's chair: Stephen Frears, director of The Queen and Chéri

The director of The Queen and Dangerous Liaisons tells Jason Solomons why he chose to make a movie about a courtesan in belle époque Paris, the debt he owes to his writers and why he's drawn to strong female characters

Jason Solomons, Elliot Smith and Henry Barnes

11, May, 2009 @8:30 AM

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