THE british queen elizabeth fascinated screenwriters and actors from Hollywood during her seven-decade reign, and has been portrayed on screen in award-winning dramas, animated films and even a comedy sketch on the US show “Saturday Night Live”.
The monarch, who died on Thursday at the age of 96, is the central character of the television series “The Crown” from Netflix, which has already won an Emmy award.
Claire Foy has twice won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role as young Elizabeth, who suddenly became queen at age 27. Olivia Colman took on the role in later seasons, and Imelda Staunton will play her in the show’s fifth season, which is set to premiere in November. (Season 6 is set to stop filming following a statement from series creator Peter Morgan).
When Foy won the Golden Globe in 2017, she thanked several “extraordinary women”, including Queen Elizabeth.
The British actress Helen Mirren took home the Oscar statuette for playing Elizabeth in the 2006 film “The Queen,” which focused on the monarch’s response to Princess Diana’s unexpected death.
Not all of the Queen’s screen time has been in serious dramas. The animation “The Simpsons” integrated it to several episodes during its 33 seasons.
Vanessa Redgrave f she voiced Queen Elizabeth in one of Pixar’s “Cars” films, when the monarch – appearing as a luxury car with a crown – presided over a race in London.
And comedian Fred Armisen lampooned the queen as a cantankerous monarch in several “Saturday Night Live” skits, including one in which the fictional queen orders a real Elton John not to play his “shitty” songs at a royal wedding.
Source: CNN Brasil
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