Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is "a unique and inventive feature documentary about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Directed by the late, great and much celebrated Roger Michell (Notting Hill, The Duke) and produced by prolific British producer Kevin Loader (Nowhere Boy, The Lady in the Van), Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts is a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen, the longest-lived, longest-reigning British monarch and longest-serving female head of state in history." That's how the production company has been describing this absorbing work which promises to take the public backstage, of sorts, into the life of Elizabeth II, just as she prepares to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
While the film will be available on Amazon Prime from June 3rd, in the cinema and surrounded by others is where the last work of the late, great Roger Michell truly belongs. He passed away in September of 2021 just as the film was completed.
While working on the film, Michell himself described it as “a truly cinematic mystery tour, up and down the decades; playful, poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate and mischievous but, in awe," of its spellbinding subject.
The film draws from more than 500 different archival sources including the 1992 Elizabeth R documentary and the Queen at 90 programmes.
The Queen, 95, is set to reach 70 years on the throne on her Accession Day this Sunday, when she will become the first British monarch ever to mark a Platinum Jubilee.
Thankfully, Front Row Filmed Entertainment has acquired the MENA rights and will screen it in theatres for all to view, in the perfect setting to mark a most extraordinary reign.