Queen Elizabeth II, who was crowned as the queen of the United Kingdom on Feb. 6, 1952, marked the 70th year of her reign earlier this year.

She died peacefully on Sept. 8. Throughout the seven decades she spent on the throne, the world has witnessed countless portrayals of her. Now let's take a look at some of the most memorable depictions of the longest-reigning British monarch to date in Hollywood.

The Crown

"The Crown" revolves around personal events as well as the political drama that emerged during Queen Elizabeth II's reign. Actresses Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton portray the queen in different phases of her life in this award-winning series, which is available on Netflix.

The Queen

This historical drama starring Helen Mirren came out in 2006. It follows the events after the demise of Princess Diana. The film's other cast members include Michael Sheen, Alex Jennings, Helen McCrory and Sylvia Sym. People can watch it on HBO Max.


Although this 2021 historical fiction psychological drama film is based mainly on Princess Diana, it also features the queen as one of its characters. Starring Stella Gonet as Queen Elizabeth II and Kristen Stewart as Diana, "Spencer" is available on Hulu.

William and Kate: A Royal Love Story

"William and Kate: A Royal Love Story" focuses on Catherine Middleton and Prince William, yet it also features Queen Elizabeth II's character, who is played by actress Jane Alexander. The movie came out in 2011 and can be streamed on Apple TV+.

Saturday Night Live

"Saturday Night Live" is well-loved for its clever comedy sketches. Many notable personalities have already been portrayed in such sketches, sometimes even more than once — just like Queen Elizabeth II, who was portrayed by actors like Jon Lovitz and Mike Myers, among others.

Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance

"Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance" is a 2018 television movie that centers on the love story between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Available on Amazon Prime Video, the film features a memorable portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, courtesy of actress Maggie Sullivun.

Interestingly, Sullivun is also in the movie's sequels, "Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal" and "Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace," to reprise her role as the queen.

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