Hyde Park On Hudson

Hyde Park On Hudson

The release of Hyde Park on Hudson is fast approaching, a film about the significant point in history of the King and Queen’s very first visit to America and their stay with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

With all royalness and respect for our Royal Family and Hyde Park on Hudson’s big screen debut, we have compiled a list of the top films based on the Royal Family.

The King’s Speech (2010)

Director Tom Hooper and writer David Seidler brilliantly expose the untold story behind King George V in this historical drama.

King George V, played by Colin Firth, must cope with a stammer in his speech alongside the help of a speech therapist. Together the two go through struggles and triumphs, helping each other along the way.

Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush were the prefect partnership in these roles and made this film a triumph.

Firth went on to win his first Best Actor Oscar while Hooper picked up Best Director and the film itself was recognised with the Best Picture gong.

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The Queen (2006)

Following the death of Princess Diana, the Queen must come to face the wave of publicity and troubles that unfold.

Winner of 2006 Academy Awards, this film does a magnificent job revealing the pressure, grief, and responsibility that comes with such royalty.

This will remain one of Helen Mirren's greatest roles as she took on the part of Queen Elizabeth II in the film.

She went on to win the Best Actress Oscar for her terrific central performance.

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

This film is about the historical love triangle among two sisters, Queen Anne and Mary Boleyn, and King Henry VII.

When pressures for a male heir to the throne arise, tension and conflict infect the royal family and politics.

Eric Bana took on the role of King Henry VII while Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson played the two Boleyn sisters.

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I, Cate Blanchett is nothing short from gripping and extraordinary in the film.

She exhibits the exact intensity and courage that England desperately needed most from their Queen during this historical time period, overcoming triumphs with Spain, her kingdom, and most privately her life.

Blanchett played Queen Elizabeth I for the very first time back in 1998 in a film that followed her early years as queen.

Blanchett delivers a riveting performance in both films and picked up Best Actress Oscar nods for both performance.

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The Madness of King George (1994)

When King George III’s mental state slowly deteriorates, slipping away from him; so does the fate of which England hoped for its future.

The film focuses on the medical practices of the time, tuning into understanding the crisis that the royal family battled over for so long behind their private gates.

King George III was played by Nigel Hawthorne while Helen Mirren, Ian Holm and Rupert Graves were all on the cast list.

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Hyde Park on Hudson (2013)

Based on the 1939 weekend when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt hosted the King and Queen of England during their visit to the United States of America, for the first in history.

Bill Murray will take on the lead role of Roosevelt while Laura Linney, Olivia Coleman and Samuel West will all be on the cast list.

Roger Michell is in the director's chair for the film and this is his first directorial outing since Morning Glory.

Hyde Park on Hudson is released in cinemas from 1 February 2013