Helen Mirren wrote to Queen Elizabeth II before starring in The Queen

The British actress portrayed the monarch in the 2006 biographical drama, which delved into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Mirren, who won an Academy Award for her performance, revealed in an interview for the latest issue of Radio Times that she penned an honest note to The Queen prior to production. "I realised we were investigating a profoundly painful part of her life, so I wrote to her.”. "How do you write to your queen? Was it Madam, or Your Highness, or Your Majesty?..."

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