All the actresses who have played Queen Elizabeth II on screen

As far as prestige roles go, Queen Elizabeth II has been a juicy affair for actors for several decades.

The latest high-profile addition to the ranks is Imelda Staunton (who you may remember as Dolores Umbridge from the Harry Potter films), who appeared in seasons five and six of Netflix’s hit drama The Crown (the fifth season). is scheduled to premiere in November).

Her Majesty was also a frequent cameo character in comedy and parody.

In honor of her 70-year reign, The Post takes a look back at the many incarnations – from the memorable to the saucy and semi-biographical to the outright fictional – and the famous actors and actresses who portrayed Her Royal Highness, who died at 96.

Claire Foy on The Crown

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II with Matt Smith as Prince Philip in the first season of "The crown" in 2016.
Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II with Matt Smith as Prince Philip in the first season of The Crown in 2016.
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Foy won an Emmy for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in seasons one and two of the acclaimed Netflix series, which focused on the monarch’s early years and her forthcoming marriage to Prince Philip (Matthew Smith).

Freya Wilson in “The King’s Speech”

From left Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Ramona Marquez, Freya Wilson in the 2010s "The king's speech."
Colin Firth (from left), Helena Bonham Carter, Ramona Marquez and Freya Wilson in 2010’s The King’s Speech.
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Wilson plays little Princess Elizabeth in this World War II set, which won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Picture and starred Colin Firth as Elizabeth’s father, George VI, who was learning to overcome his stutter.

Helen Mirren in The Queen

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 "The Queen."
Helen Mirren as the monarch in The Queen (2006).
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Mirren’s Oscar-winning portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in this 2006 drama has become the hallmark of the role. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film follows the monarch in the time surrounding Princess Diana’s death.

Sarah Gadon in “A Royal Night”

Sarah Gadon as Princess Elizabeth in 2015 "A royal night."
Sarah Gadon as Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out (2015).
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This 2015 indie comedy is a fictionalized portrayal of a teenage Elizabeth (Gadon) and her sister Margaret (Bel Powley) as they escape their royal guards and meet the locals on Victory Day in Europe in 1945.

Olivia Colman on The Crown

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of "The crown" in 2019.
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of The Crown in 2019.
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Oscar winner Colman lived up to Foy’s high bar when she took on the role of Queen in her middle age in the show’s third and fourth seasons.

Emma Thompson in Playhouse Presents

Emma Thompson as Royal in a 2012 film "playhouse gifts" Consequence, "Go for a walk with the dogs."
Emma Thompson as King in a 2012 Playhouse Presents episode, Walking the Dogs.
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In a 2012 episode of the Sky Arts series called “Walking the Dogs,” Thompson plays the Queen in a plot based on a true story in which an intruder (Eddie Marsan) invades Buckingham Palace and joins chats to the monarch whose guard has stepped away to—as the title suggests—walk their corgis.

Neve Campbell in Churchill: The Hollywood Years

Neve Campbell in 2004 "Churchill: The Hollywood Years."
Neve Campbell in Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004).
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Christian Slater stars as Winston Churchill as a Bruce Willis-esque action hero in this 2004 parody of dramatic World War II films. Campbell’s Elizabeth has an overly posh British accent and finds herself in the midst of various slapstick scenarios, including being slapped in the face with a Nazi salute.

Julie Walters in The Queen’s Corgi

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are voiced by Julie Walters and Tom Courtenay
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the animated film were voiced by Julie Walters and Tom Courtenay, respectively.
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This 2019 animated children’s film focuses more on the canine than the queen, but British actress Walters aptly addresses the king, who is known to appreciate the stubby-legged canines (she’s reportedly had more than 30 of them in her lifetime).

Jane Alexander in “William & Catherine: A Romance Royal”

Jane Alexander in 2011 "William & Catherine: A Royal Romance."
Jane Alexander in William & Catherine: A Royal Romance (2011).
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American actress Alexander plays the queen in this cheesy Hallmark version of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s courtship and wedding.

Maggie Sullivun in Harry & Meghan: A Romance Royal

Maggie Sullivun as Queen in 2018 "Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance."
Maggie Sullivun as the Queen in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance (2018).
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Sullivun (“All the boys: PS I still love you”) plays the monarch in Lifetime’s film, a sort of sequel to the hit Will and Kate romance, this time starring the more unorthodox Harry and Meghan. It spawned two sequels, also starring Sullivun: Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal and Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace.

Jeannette Charles in “Austin Powers in Goldmember”

Jeannette Charles has portrayed the Queen in several films including the "Austin Powers" Sequel and later, in the 1985s "European vacation from National Lampoon" with Chevy Chase (left).
Jeannette Charles has played the Queen in several films, including the sequel to Austin Powers and 1985’s National Lampoon’s European Vacation, starring Chevy Chase (above).
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Charles is the reigning champion of comedic Elizabeth impersonators, having played the monarch in The Naked Gun, National Lampoon’s European Vacation, the Beatles satire The Rutles and many others – including the sequel Austin Powers “ from the year 1975. which was published in 2002.

Cate Blanchett on Family Guy

Cate Blanchett voiced the Queen in a 2012 episode titled "Family Guy viewer mail 2.
Cate Blanchett voiced the Queen in a 2012 episode titled Family Guy Viewer Mail 2.
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Blanchett prevailed over her respectable actress with a cameo as the voice of the monarch in Seth MacFarlane’s irreverent cartoon.

Rosemary lye in ‘Margaret’

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Rosemary Leach in 2009’s Margaret.
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This BBC drama centered on the latter part of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s (Lindsay Duncan) reign, with Leach (“A Room With a View”) playing Elizabeth.

Jennifer Saunders in “Minions”

Jennifer Saunders in Minions as Queen Elizabeth
Jennifer Saunders voiced the Queen in 2015’s “Minions.”
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Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous”) voiced Elizabeth in this sequel to Despicable Me. In 2002, Saunders refused the Order of the British Empire from Queen Elizabeth. “We thought, ‘There’s a lot of people who deserve these things,’ and getting it made it kind of a mockery. There are people working for the NHS or doing great charity work and we hadn’t really done anything. It was silly,” she told Best Magazine.

Eddie Izzard in The Simpsons

Eddie Izzard in The Simpsons
Eddie Izzard voiced the monarch on an episode of The Simpsons in 2010.
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The transgender comic voiced the Queen (as well as Prince Charles) in a 2010 episode of The Simpsons titled To Surveil With Love.

Scott Thompson in “The Children in the Hall”

Scott Thompson as King in a 1991 episode "The children in the hall."
Scott Thompson as King in a 1991 episode of The Kids in the Hall.

This Canadian sketch show is known for its diverse male members playing female roles, and Thompson – who was one of the first openly gay comics – has played the queen in several sketches over the years.

Kristin Scott Thomas in The Audience

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas bows at the curtain call after a press launch of "The audience" 2015 London.
Dame Kristin Scott Thomas bows in front of the curtain after a press launch of ‘The Audience’ in London in 2015.
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In 2013, Helen Mirren reprized her role as Queen on Broadway in Peter Morgan’s play The Audience; two years later, Thomas played the role on stage in London.

Fred Armisen on Saturday Night Live

Fred Armisen as Queen Elizabeth, Elton John and Bill Hader as Prince Philip in a 2011 episode "Saturday night live."
Fred Armisen as Queen Elizabeth, Elton John and Bill Hader as Prince Philip in a 2011 episode of Saturday Night Live.
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Armisen played a salty Queen Elizabeth in several sketches during his tenure on SNL, including alongside Anne Hathaway in Kate Middleton Meets the Real Royal Family, Katy Perry in Pippa Visits the Queen, and Elton John in Elton John and the Royal wedding.”

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