Elizabeth Feature Documentary

© Chris Levine

Director Statement

She is the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch. Ever. 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.

More people dream about the Queen than any other living person.

She’s the Mona Lisa, instantly recognisable, and yet elusively and perpetually unknowable. She’s more famous than The Beatles. She’s a Queen in a castle in a fairy story. Or the Queen in a hard-hat opening a recycling factory.

And you don’t have to be a monarchist to have the Queen in your head. All around her time and the world swirls like a tropical typhoon: everything in the canvas changes, absolutely everything ...... Except her. Elizabeth.

A celebration. A truly cinematic mystery-tour up and down the decades: poetic, funny, disobedient, ungovernable, affectionate, inappropriate, mischievous, in awe. Funny. Moving. Different. The Queen as never before.

Roger Michell, Director.

Footage Appeal

ELIZABETH is an archive-based documentary film set for cinema release all over the world in late 2021 and 2022.

We Appeal

.. to all you amateur cinematographers with dusty reels of film in your attic: have you got footage of the Queen coming to your area?

.. to all you camcorder pioneers of the eighties and nineties: do you have cassettes marked Royal Visit etc?

.. to all smart phone users everywhere: do you have great little clips of the Queen in close-up?

If so, and you would be happy for your footage to be included in the film, please email the production team at Free Range Films with details of what your footage contains, what format it is, when it was taken, and your phone number. One of us will be in touch, and potentially arrange to view and transfer your images to include in the film – we’ll make sure your name appears in the end credits too!


Please email us at Frangefilms@gmail.com

Or write to us at:

Free Range Films
c/o Slam TV
110 Gloucester Avenue

Filmmakers Credits


Roger Michell

  • The Duke
  • Tea with the Dames
  • The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (BAFTA® winner, TV series)
  • My Cousin Rachel
  • Le Weekend
  • Notting Hill
  • Hyde Park on Hudson


Kevin Loader

  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • The Death of Stalin (BAFTA® nominee)
  • Hyde Park on Hudson
  • My Cousin Rachel
  • The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (BAFTA® winner, TV series)


George Fenton

  • I, Daniel Blake
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Seabiscuit
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Groundhog Day
  • Dangerous Liaisons (Academy Award® nominee)