Queen Elizabeth’s Legacy in Film, TV and Fashion
The heavy heart, the british royal family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. Elizabeth Windsor served as longest reigning monarch in British history, ascended the throne at age 26 and served as monarch for 70 years, from 1952 to 2022. queen elizabeth leaves behind a legacy, not only through her royal duties and achievements, but also in fashion, film and her public persona captured by the media.
The coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 was the first television title, with more than 20 million viewers. It marked a major turning point for the monarchy as it was the first coronation the public could watch, showing the young queen’s will to move forward with the times.
Throughout her reign, the Queen communicated with the public through the use of television, much of which was well received. Whether it’s his official and annual Christmas speech; the sketch of her with Daniel Craig as James Bond for the London 2012 Olympic Games; or in June 2022 her appearance alongside Paddington Bear in a video of her enjoying tea and a marmalade sandwich to celebrate her platinum jubilee, the Queen has allowed herself to be a source of entertainment and laughter for the British public outside of her more formal monarchical duties.
The Queen also left a lasting impact on the fashion industry. Like fashion icons like Anna Wintour and Karl LagerfeldQueen Elizabeth had a very distinct fashion sense – one that she wore as a uniform, sticking to a similar style over the decades, but which also changed over time and evolved. A notable theme with Queen Elizabeth’s clothes was that they were always elegant and feminine, showing the world that her femininity was a source of pride and power and proving to the world that she could be as good a monarch as any. any king.. Her most iconic looks include the crystal-embellished blue dress and jacket she wore to the Richard Quinn show during London Fashion Week in 2018 and the gorgeous yellow hat adorned with silk roses for the wedding of Prince William and Prince William. Kate Middleton., and her fashion will continue to influence designers for decades to come.
Queen Elizabeth’s life has also had an impact on the film and entertainment industry. Already, countless movies, documentaries, and shows have been produced after his life, and now after his death there will likely be more to come. When thinking about entertainment on Queen Elizabeth, two pieces stand out – “The Queen” (2006) and “The Crown” (2016–). In “The Queen,” Dame Helen Mirren, who received the title in 2003, three years before the film was released in 2006, plays the role of Queen Elizabeth in the events following the death of Princess Diana in 1997. Mirren won an Oscar, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for his portrayal and recently took to Instagram to pay tribute to the Queen, saying: ‘I’m proud to be an Elizabethan. We mourn a woman who, with or without a crown, was the epitome of nobility.
In “The crown,” queen elizabeth was embodied by two, soon to be three, actresses: Claire Foy, Olivia Colman and Imelda Staunton. Foy played the Queen in the first two seasons and received the Emmy Award nomination for the first season and won for the second season. After Foy, Colman reprized the role and also received a third season nomination and won for the fourth.. Staunton will be the third and final actress playing the Queen in ‘The Crown’, with its first season, Season 5, slated for release in November 2022.
However “The crown” due controversy due to claims by critics that historical inaccuracies are prevalent on the show, the show succeeded in showing the life of British royals and garnered a lot of praise. Peter Morgan, author of “The Crown” and “The Queen”, called the show “a love letter to [Queen Elizabeth].” Out of respect for his passing, Morgan announced that production on “The Crown” season 6 will be halting for a period of time.. This plan has been in place since the show first aired and Morgan said he had conversations with the cast and crew saying that in the event of the Queen’s death, production would shut down as “a simple homage and a mark of respect”.
As the UK and countless countries around the world mourn the loss of Queen Elizabeth II, many can take comfort in knowing that her legacy will live on, not just through the monarchy itself, but through the works of art and media she inspired throughout her long reign.