The life of Elizabeth II has inspired several fictions, including “The Crown” and “The Queen”. The late sovereign also gave the reply to two cult British characters in tasty videos: Paddington and James Bond.
Elizabeth II: the queen died after 70 years of reign
This Thursday, September 8, 2022, Elizabeth II died at the age of 96a year after the death of her husband, Prince Philip. His reign lasted 70 years, surpassing the 63 years of that of Queen Victoria, making her the most famous monarch in the world. Her death plunges the United Kingdom into mourning, she who had become a real landmark, having played an important role in some of the major events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st.
During the Second World War, a few years before her coronation, she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service, learn car mechanics and drive an ambulance. She then met a multitude of heads of state such as John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Nelson Mandela or Charles de Gaulle, and saw no less than 15 British Prime Ministers at 10 Downing Street, from Winston Churchill to Liz Truss.
If Margaret Thatcher’s policy does not delight her, she strives never to reveal her opinions and does not influence the British people on the subject. For example, it does not comment on Brexit either. The 90s are complicated for the queen, partly because of his conflicting relationship with Lady Diana. After the announcement of the death of the “Princess of hearts”, she cannot find the words. On the other hand, 25 years later, as the world faces the Covid-19 pandemic, she delivers a unifying speech, ensuring that better days will return.
An exciting life, which has logically caused a lot of ink to flow and inspired several fictions. Series The Crown transcribes, for example, the most significant chapters of his career by allowing himself liberties. Stephen Frears also reflected on the days following the accidental and brutal disappearance of Diana in The Queenwhich is worth to Helen Mirren the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of the monarch. More recently, Steven Spielberg offered him another comical adventure in The BGG (even if she is never named), where Penelope Wilton lends her features. His favorite dogs were treated to an animated film with Royal Corgi.
Elizabeth II has also played opposite two iconic UK heroes : Paddington and James Bond. To launch her Platinum Jubilee concert in June 2022, the sovereign have tea with the marmalade-addicted bear created by Michael Bond and dubbed at the cinema by Ben Whishaw, in a short video full of tenderness where they begin the air of We Will Rock You together.
Ten years earlier, for the opening ceremony of the London OlympicsElizabeth II offers a spectacular arrival alongside the most famous spy in the service of Her Majesty, played by Daniel Craig. A meeting at Buckingham Palace followed by a parachute jump to land at Wembley directed by Danny Boyle. A sequence that recalls the queen’s self-mockery, “very funny” according to the former interpreter of 007.