Director Roger Michell’s Last Film, a Documentary on Queen Elizabeth II, Set for 2022

Different. A truly cinematic mystery-tour up and down the decades: poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous, in awe. Moving. The Queen as never before." Funny. "A celebration.
She is the longest-serving female head of state in the history of the world, the world's oldest living monarch, the longest-reigning current monarch, and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state. Ever. In his director's statement, published on a website for the film, Michell wrote: "She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. More people dream about the Queen than any other living person."
"Roger's feature documentary about The Queen — 'Elizabeth' — will be out in the first half of 2022," the film's producer, Kevin Loader, told Variety. "We have a few technical processes to complete, but Roger supervised the final mix."
Or the Queen in a hard-hat opening a recycling factory," Michell added. "She's the Mona Lisa, instantly recognisable, and yet elusively and perpetually unknowable. Elizabeth." Except her. "And you don't have to be a monarchist to have the Queen in your head. She's more famous than The Beatles. She's a Queen in a castle in a fairy story. All around her time and the world swirls like a tropical typhoon: everything in the canvas changes, absolutely everything …
"Notting Hill" director Roger Michell's last film — a documentary about Queen Elizabeth II — was completed before he died on Wednesday.
"Groundhog Day" composer George Fenton is providing the score.” /> "Elizabeth" was being produced by Michell and Loader ("The Death of Stalin") via their joint production company Free Range Films.
Although Michell dabbled in documentaries (he directed "Nothing Like a Dame," which featured Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith discussing their careers), he was best known for his scripted features such as blockbuster "Notting Hill," starring Julia Robert and Hugh Grant, and "My Cousin Rachel," with Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin.

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