(CNN Spanish) — The life of Queen Elizabeth II will not only remain in the history books of the world. Her remarkable life won over producers and directors, who brought her story to film and television.
The monarch, who died at the age of 96, was an essential figure in the history of the United Kingdom and Europe. That is why we make a count of five productions that portrayed some of her most iconic moments.
The life of Queen Elizabeth II on screen
Initially, Princess Elizabeth’s destiny is not tied to being the heir to the crown. She came to the throne as a result of her abdication in 1936 by her uncle, King Edward, who handed the crown over to her father, King George VI.
“The king’s speech”
The story of George VI may sound familiar because it was recorded on the big screen with “The King’s Speech” (2010).
The film starred Colin Firth, who played King George VI. Helena Bonham Carter played the Queen Mother, Elizabeth, and Freya Wilson played Princess Elizabeth, who would become Queen Elizabeth II.
Although we see the monarch as a child in the film, the story puts us in context the moment in which Lilibeth’s destiny was marked, as the queen is known among her friends.
The film won 4 Oscars, including best film, best actor, best direction and best screenplay.
You can watch “The King’s Speech” on Starz/Hulu, or purchase the tape on Prime Video or YouTube.
The popular Netflix series is focused on the life of Queen Elizabeth II. It is important to note that the series is based on historical events and has elements of fiction.
The first season premiered in 2016 and in it we see from the marriage of the then Princess Elizabeth with Felipe, Duke of Edinburgh.
In episode 8 of the fourth season we see one of the moments that defined what would be the reign of Elizabeth II. It is about the promise of a lifetime service to the British crown. She delivered this speech on her 21st birthday.
“I declare before all of you that my whole life, long or short, will be dedicated to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
This promise was mentioned by the now King Carlos III in his first televised speech.
Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the first season of “The Crown” began to capture the world’s attention and returned to the top 10 most watched productions on the platform.
Throughout its four seasons, the series has been awarded multiple Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
“A royal night”
In 2015, the film “A Royal Night Out” hit theaters, which focuses on then-Princess Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret.
The plot of the film takes place during the night in which Europe celebrated the end of World War II, on May 8, 1945.
“It is a true story that intrigues everyone. But we don’t know exactly what happened. It is a small fantasy inspired by that true story,” said the film’s director, Julian Jarrold, on the production’s official website.
The film stars Sarah Gadon (Princess Elizabeth) and Bel Powley (Princess Margaret). Rupert Everett and Emily Watson play King George VI and the Queen Mother.
You can enjoy the tape on Prime Video, Paramount + or on Hulu.
This is perhaps one of the most remembered tapes when you think about the life of Queen Elizabeth II on the big screen.
The production, which hit theaters in 2006, stars Helen Mirren, who won the Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of the monarch.
The film recounts the moments after the death of Princess Diana and shows how the news of Lady Di’s death was initially managed from the British crown.
The key work of the then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is also shown, so that the monarchy would get closer to his people mired in pain for the loss of the also known as the queen of hearts.
In addition to the Oscar, the film also won two BAFTAs and two Golden Globes.
“The Queen” is available on HBO Max and Hulu, and can be purchased on Prime Video.
“Elizabeth at 90: A Family Tribute”
And we end this list with a BBC documentary in which the British royal family pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday.
The documentary was made by John Bridcut, who according to the BBC, had special access to the personal collection of recordings of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The videos, until the premiere of the documentary never seen before, had been recorded by the queen herself and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince William and Prince Harry are part of the production and are seen reacting to videos from their childhood. The now King Carlos III, Princess Anne of England, daughter of the queen and sister of Carlos III, among other members of royalty, also participate.
The documentary can be seen through the BBC One page, on Plex and FuboTV. It can also be purchased through Prime Video.