look-alike makeups: Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II (born 1926) became the queen of the United Kingdom (as well as fifteen Commonwealth countries) upon the death of her father, king George VI in 1952.

The movies & TV shows

Margaret (2009): Coming soon …

Tea with Betty (2006): This was an episode from the BBC’s The Afternoon Play. On the tenth anniversary of the riots that nearly destroyed a council estate, chaos ensues again as the residents prepare for a visit by the queen (Rosemary Leach). A single mum who has worked to rejuvenate the estate finds out what it’s like to have the queen visit her home for tea. This is the second time Rosemary Leach has portrayed the queen; she also played the queen in Prince William – a truly pathetic TV biopic – and also appeared in Margaret. Debbi Salmon was the makeup designer.

For Crown and Comedy (2006): This was a radio programme broadcast as part of the BBC’s The Queen at Eighty season: the above image is a promotional still. Jan Ravens is an actress and impressionist who has played the queen in sketch shows such as Dead Ringers.

Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004): coming soon …

Princess in Love (1996): coming soon …

Diana: Her True Story (1993): coming soon …