The Queen (2006)

Helen Mirren's portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen" is widely celebrated, capturing the monarch's essence during the aftermath of Princess Diana's death. The role earned Mirren an Oscar and is known for its wit, humor, and pathos.

The Audience (Theatre)

Mirren reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's stage play "The Audience," showcasing different periods of the Queen's life during her weekly meetings with various Prime Ministers.

Elizabeth I (2005, TV Mini-Series)

Mirren played Elizabeth I, showcasing a strong, complex portrayal of the queen that spans her later years, focusing on her relationships and political challenges.

The Madness of King George (1994)

Though not playing a monarch herself in this film, Mirren's role as Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III, was noted for its depth and complexity, contributing significantly to the story of the king's deteriorating mental health.

Caligula (1979)

In this historical drama, Mirren took on the role of Caesonia, wife of Roman Emperor Caligula, displaying a blend of sensuality and strength in a film known for its controversial content.

Shadowboxer (2005)

Mirren played the matriarchal figure of Rose in this crime thriller, exuding a commanding presence akin to that of a royal figure, despite not being an actual monarch in the storyline.

The Prince of Egypt (1998, Voice Role)

Providing the voice for Queen Tuya, Mirren added depth to this animated biblical story, infusing the character with a regal yet compassionate voice.

Excalibur (1981)

As Morgana Le Fay, Mirren portrayed a royal but villainous character in this Arthurian legend, bringing a mix of magic, manipulation, and majesty to the role.

2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

Portraying the Russian spaceship commander Tanya Kirbuk, Mirren exhibited leadership qualities akin to those of a queen, overseeing a critical space mission.

The Snow Queen (1995, TV Movie, Voice Role)

In this animated adaptation, Mirren voiced the Snow Queen, bringing a royal demeanor to this classic fairy tale character with her commanding voice performance.