2022 – How do 14 actors who played Queen Elizabeth compare to the real King

Freya Wilson played the very young Princess Elizabeth in The King’s Speech.

Freya Wilson played Elizabeth while Ramona Marquez played her younger sister Margaret.

The King’s Speech, which won four Oscars in 2011, is about Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI.

Here’s Princess Elizabeth in 1933, before she became queen.

Young Queen Elizabeth in 1933.
Young Queen Elizabeth in 1933.

Wilson’s curly hair and shaggy dress created an accurate representation of the future queen.

Sarah Gadon played the teenage Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out.

Sarah Gadon as Teenage Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out.
Sarah Gadon.

It is based on a true story when the princess shared a secret with the townspeople on the night that World War II ended.

Jadon looked like then-Princess Elizabeth, who was a truck mechanic and driver in the Auxiliary Territorial Service, a women’s division of the British Army.

Princess Elizabeth in uniform, 1945.
Princess Elizabeth in uniform, 1945.

Received the rank of junior captain.

Neve Campbell also played Princess Elizabeth in Churchill’s bizarre World War II parody: The Hollywood Years.

Neve Campbell as Princess Elizabeth in Churchill: The Hollywood Years
Never Campbell.

Campbell is best known for her roles in the films Scream and most recently in Justin Baldoni’s Tearjerker Clouds.

The real queen also wore tiaras and sashes with ball dresses in her youth.

Young Queen Elizabeth wearing a crown
Queen Elizabeth

Crown Jewels, dating back to the 17th century, are on display in the Tower of London.

In the first two seasons of Netflix series The Crown, Claire Foy portrayed Elizabeth in the early days of her reign.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown
Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II

Here’s how the rest of the cast compare to the real-life royals they portray.

Foy resembles Queen Elizabeth when she acceded to the throne at the age of 25.

The coronation of Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth is 25 years old.

The Crown has recreated Queen Elizabeth’s coronation outfits down to the last detail.

Olivia Colman also played the Queen for two seasons of The Crown.

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown:
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth.

Coleman said it was one of her toughest roles because “we don’t know what it is behind closed doors” and that she’s “so thrilled” to continue after playing the Queen for two seasons, according to Radio Times.

Coleman personified the stoic salute to the Queen on horseback.

Queen Elizabeth on horseback at Trooping the Color in 1985
Queen Elizabeth in 1985.

The Queen saluted the regiments of family guards during the annual Gala of the Colored Forces in London, marking her official birthday in 1985.

Emma Thompson has taken on a role in an episode of the BBC’s Playhouse Presents.

Emma Thompson as Queen Elizabeth
Emma Thompson.

Thompson appeared in a fictional story about an intruder who broke into the Queen’s home.

Thompson perfected Queen Elizabeth’s facial expressions.

Queen Elizabeth in 1977 in a blue suit and hat
Queen Elizabeth in 1977.

The Queen made Thompson a Lady Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2018.

Janet Charles is the famous double of Queen Elizabeth.

Janet Charles as Queen Elizabeth
Janet Carl.

She has played the Queen on dozens of projects including “Austin Powers in Gold Member” and “The Naked Gun: From the Police Squad Files!”

Charles met Queen Elizabeth’s fashions and mannerisms.

Queen Elizabeth in 1972.
Queen Elizabeth in 1972.

From the hat to the brooch to the tailored suit, Charles looked just like Queen Elizabeth.

Britain’s Channel 4 featured five actresses in The Queen, a 2009 docu-drama about the difficult moments of Elizabeth’s reign.

Barbara Flynn as Queen Elizabeth
Barbara Flynn.

Barbara Flynn (pictured), Samantha Pond, Emilia Fox, Susan Jameson and Diana Quick, took turns playing the Queen.

Barbara Flynn’s portrayal of the Queen recreated pivotal moments in her life in 1992, the year of her silver jubilee.

Queen Elizabeth wears purple and pearls in 2018
Queen Elizabeth in 2018.

Later, Queen Elizabeth referred to that year as the “Apocalyptic Year” because it involved three of her children’s marriages that ended in scandal and a fire that destroyed Windsor Castle.

Helen Mirren won an Academy Award in 2006 for her role as Elizabeth in The Queen, which tells the story of the royal family’s response to Princess Diana’s death in 1997.

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth
Helen Mirren.

Mirren played both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.

From hair to glasses, Mirren’s portrayal of the Queen was eerie.

Queen Elizabeth wears lime green at the Ascot Races
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth appointed Mirren Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003.

Imelda Staunton will play the Queen in seasons five and six of The Crown, from the 1990s until 2003.

Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's The Crown
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth on the upcoming season of The Crown.

“As an actor, it has been a pleasure to see Claire Foy and Olivia Colman bring something special and unique to Peter Morgan’s scripts. I am truly honored to be part of this exceptional creative team and to complete The Crown.”

The fifth season of The Crown is set to release on Netflix in November.

Staunton bears a striking resemblance to the real Queen Elizabeth.

Queen Elizabeth in 2007
Queen Elizabeth in 2007.

With her styled hair and yellow tweed, Staunton channeled the famous monarch.

Jane Alexander took on the role of the Queen in the Hallmark Channel TV movie William & Catherine: A Royal Love Story.

Jane Alexander as Queen Elizabeth in the made-for-TV Hallmark, William & Catherine: A Royal Romance.
Jean Alexander.

The movie Hallmark chronicled the love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Alexander’s perfectly polished hair, cute makeup, and polished outfit reflect Queen Elizabeth’s aesthetic.

Queen Elizabeth in 2007.
Queen Elizabeth in 2007.

The movie Hallmark of Queen Elizabeth featured some royal advice for Prince William and Middleton.

“SNL” actor Fred Armisen has played the hateful-mouthed Queen in several sketches.

Fred Armisen plays Queen Elizabeth on SNL
Fred Armisen.

In a 2011 sketch, the Queen and her husband act angrily at newlyweds William and Kate.

‘SNL’ got the Queen’s lavender apparel and accessories just right.

Queen Elizabeth wore purple in 2017.
Queen Elizabeth in 2017.

The Queen is famous for her bright, monochromatic suits.

Andy Samberg’s 7 Days In Hell featured Jon Squibb as a very scary version of Queen Elizabeth II.

John Squibb as Queen Elizabeth
June Squibb.

We’re sure the real-life Queen wouldn’t flip the jumper at Wimbledon as depicted in the trailer.

The real Queen Elizabeth behaves much more distinctly.

Queen Elizabeth in 2017.
Queen Elizabeth in 2017.

Completed with pearls and a decorative hat, this Squibb costume evokes the style of the Queen.

Maggie Sullivan reprized her role as a famous queen in the third part of the Lifetime TV movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Actress Maggie Sullivan as Queen Elizabeth
Maggie Sullivan.

Sullivan played Queen Elizabeth in Harry and Meghan: A Royal Love Story and Harry and Meghan: Becoming a Royal. She played the role of the Queen again in the 2021 age movie ‘Harry and Meghan: Escape from the Palace’.

Queen Elizabeth has kept in touch with Harry and Markle after their retirement from royal life.

Queen Elizabeth delivers her Christmas message for 2018
Queen Elizabeth in 2018.

In her March interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry said he and Markle had spoken to Queen Elizabeth about their intention to step back from royal duties several times over the past two years.

“I never surprised my grandmother,” he said. “I have a lot of respect for her.”

The couple also named their daughter Lillipet the Queen.