|Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II|
The Queen (2006)
But what of that portrait? Done in realistic style, in profile, I couldn't seem to find a "real" portrait anywhere else. So, the search began. It must have been commissioned for the film. I knew for a fact that the "painter" was merely an esteemed actor, Earl Cameron who does not, as it so happens, paint and certainly does not paint realistic portraits of royalty in his spare time.
|Detail from Elizabeth R|
Charlie Cobb Website
Scene from Elizabeth R