Leading lady: Queen Elizabeth II’s cinematic moments
01 June 2022 | 3:22 pm
As Britain celebrates its monarch's 70 years on the throne, we take a look at how Queen Elizabeth II has been portrayed on screen – including her one and only film appearance alongside another British icon. We also hear from actress Kate Winslet, who spoke to our team in Cannes about gender equality in the film industry.
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