Complementing the exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol, this film series features cinematic representations of the British monarchy.



Past Events in This Series

Fire Over England

1937,
Digital
William K. Howard

In this historical drama, a naval officer (Laurence Olivier) agrees to spy for Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) to stop a Spanish invasion.

A Man for All Seasons

1966,
Digital
Fred Zinnemann

Winner of six Oscars—including Best Picture—this gripping historical drama concentrates on the last seven years of the life of Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield), who clashes with King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw). Also starring Orson Welles and Wendy Hiller.


The Madness of King George

1994,
35mm
Nicholas Hytner

England’s royal court tries to contain the damage when King George III (Nigel Hawthorne) begins to exhibit strange behavior.

The Queen

2006,
Digital
Stephen Frears

Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the days following the death of Princess Diana.