Mirren To Play Queen Elizabeth II
British acting legend DAME HELEN MIRREN will play QUEEN ELIZABETH II in a new movie about the aftermath of the death of DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.
HIGH FIDELITY movie maker STEPHEN FREARS will direct the film $9 million (GBP5 million) and MICHAEL SHEEN will play Prime Minister TONY BLAIR.
Frears says of Mirren's casting, "She will be great."
Producer CHRISTINE LANGAN says, "No-one will be cast as Diana," Adding that the film will focus on how Diana's death in 1997 affected "The Queen, Britain and the people".
She continues, "It looks at a moment in British history that was phenomenal. It is a snapshot of the country. It joins the dots of what went on that week."30/08/2004 02:40