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The Queen was a 2009 British drama-documentary showing Queen Elizabeth II at different points during her life. Broadcast on Channel 4 over five consecutive nights from 29 November 2009, the Queen was portrayed by a different actress in each episode. The Queen was portrayed by Emilia Fox, Samantha Bond, Susan Jameson, Barbara Flynn and Diana Quick. Katie McGrath played Princess Margaret in the first episode and Lesley Manville played Margaret Thatcher in the third episode. The series was co-funded by the American Broadcasting Company, the network which aired the series in the US.

This reunited Emilia Fox and Katie McGrath who had played sisters in BBC One's Merlin.

Series Cast

  1. Nicholas Le Prevost as Prince Phillip and Prince Philip

    Nicholas Le Prevost

    Prince Phillip, Prince Philip

    6 Episodes

  2. Samantha Bond as The Queen

    Samantha Bond

    The Queen

    5 Episodes

  3. Emilia Fox as Queen Elizabeth II

    Emilia Fox

    Queen Elizabeth II

    5 Episodes

  4. Katie McGrath as Princess Margaret

    Katie McGrath

    Princess Margaret

    5 Episodes

  5. Barbara Flynn as The Queen

    Barbara Flynn

    The Queen

    5 Episodes

  6. Diana Quick as The Queen

    Diana Quick

    The Queen

    5 Episodes

  7. Lesley Manville as Margaret Thatcher

    Lesley Manville

    Margaret Thatcher

    5 Episodes

  8. Susan Jameson as The Queen

    Susan Jameson

    The Queen

    5 Episodes

  9. Simon Williams as

    Simon Williams

    5 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

2009 • 5 Episodes

Season 1 of The Queen premiered on November 29, 2009.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Camilla?

(1x5, December 3, 2009) Season Finale

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The Queen
The Queen


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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