List of figures


1 Elizabeth II is escorted to the 2012 London Olympics by James Bond (Daniel Craig), as filmed for the BBC by Danny Boyle. 2
2 An early image from the royal collection: Queen Victoria with four of her children, photographed by Roger Fenton in February 1854. 25
3 The Diamond Jubilee procession on 22 June 1897 provided an unprecedented spectacle for crowds lining the route, and for the many film companies who had secured vantage points. 33
4 Queen Victoria (Ina Kastner) proposes to Prince Albert in a photographic illustration from the May Wynne book accompanying Sixty Years a Queen (William Barker, 1913). 52
5 A poster for Victoria the Great (Herbert Wilcox, 1937). 71
6 A poster for The Young Victoria (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009). 77
7 Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert at the piano in Victoria the Great (Herbert Wilcox, 1937). Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. 93
8 Anton Walbrook and Anna Neagle as the royal couple in Victoria the Great (Herbert Wilcox, 1937). Copyright © STUDIOCANAL Films Ltd. 97
9 Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth I in the final scene of the film version of Queen Elizabeth. National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. 113
10 The Earl of Essex (Lou Tellegen) kneels before Elizabeth I (Sarah Bernhardt) in Queen Elizabeth (Les Amours de la Reine Elisabeth, Henri Desfontaines and Louis Mercanton, 1912). National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. 120
11 Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth I in the final scene of the 1912 stage production of Les Amours de la Reine Elisabeth. Bibliothèque national de France. 124
12 Flora Robson as Elizabeth I addressing her people aboard ship in The Sea Hawk (Michael Curtiz, 1940). 140
13 Bette Davis as the isolated Queen in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (Michael Curtiz, 1939). 142
14 Jean Simmons as Elizabeth I in Young Bess (George Sidney, 1953). 144
15 Bette Davis as the ageing Elizabeth I in The Virgin Queen (Henry Koster, 1955). 146
16 Cate Blanchett as the iconic Queen in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (Shekhar Kapur, 2007). 151
17 Cate Blanchett as the Queen astride a map of Europe in Elizabeth: The Golden Age. 151
18 Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp) is accompanied by Orlando (Tilda Swinton) on a walk in Orlando (Sally Potter, 1993). 156
19 Cross-gender casting for the Queen (Quentin Crisp) in Orlando. 161
20 An Elizabethan progress: poster for The Queen in Australia (produced by Stanley Hawes, 1954). 182
21 Colonial mimicry? Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) dares to sit on King Edward’s Chair in The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010). 214
22 The crowning of the ‘Queen of the South’ on Guid Nychburris Day 1952 in Dumfries, Scotland. 233
23 The wedding dress of Lady Alice Scott, British Pathé, 1935. British Royal Weddings of the 20th Century DVD (British Pathé, 2011). 251
24 The wedding dress of Kate Middleton, 2011. The Royal Wedding DVD (Formative Productions, 2011). 256
25 Spectators in London’s Trafalgar Square view the royal couple’s post-nuptial kiss on the big screen, 2011 (AP Archive). 265
26 The wistful senior relative? Prince Charles views Windsor home movies in A Jubilee Tribute to the Queen by the Prince of Wales (BBC, 2012). 296
27 Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) as a ‘punk-rock’ ruler in The Tudors (Showtime, 2007–10). 322
28 Creating the myth of Holbein’s Henry in The Tudors. 326
29 The mythologised pre-modern monarch: Henry V (Kenneth Branagh) in the Shakespeare adaptation directed by Branagh in 1989. 342
30 The ornamentalised early modern monarch: Henry VIII (Eric Bana) with Anne Boleyn (Natalie Portman) in The Other Boleyn Girl (Justin Chadwick, 2008) 344
31 The domesticated late modern monarch: King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) and Queen Charlotte (Helen Mirren) in The Madness of King George (Nicholas Hytner, 1994). 345
32 ‘Queen of a Nation, Queen of Hearts’: the DVD cover image for The Queen (Stephen Frears, 2006). 367
33 The monarch as the virtuous victim of melodrama: Colin Firth as George VI in The King’s Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010). 393

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