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Dame Helen Mirren Reveals What She Told The Queen In Letter While Playing Her In 2006 Film

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19.07.2022

Dame Helen Mirren has revealed that she sent a letter to the Queen while she was shooting her 2006 film about the monarch.

The drama, written by The Crown creator Peter Morgan, focused on the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and whether the Queen would return to London from Balmoral to pay tribute amid growing public pressure.

Dame Helen, who won an Oscar and Bafta for her portrayal, said she had quickly realised she was dealing with a sensitive moment in the Queen’s life and decided to contact her.

Helen Mirren in The Queen (2006)

The 76-year-old told Radio Times: “I realised we were investigating a profoundly painful part of her life, so I wrote to her. How do you write to your........

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