You may have noticed that there is a Jubilee going on. No? Well there is, and as both Emma Thompson (in Sky Arts’ Walking The Dogs) and Emelia Fox, Samantha Bond, Susan Jameson, Barbara Flynn and Diana Quick (in Channel 4’s The Queen) will all be playing her maj in coming weeks, we thought that now was an ideal time to take a look back at some of the actresses (and actors) who have played QE2 on TV over the years.
Prunella Scales took the role in Alan Bennett’s ‘A Question of Attribution’ in 1991.
Impressionist Jan Ravens used to regularly voice the Queen for Spitting Image.
Scottish comic Stanley Baxter caused a bit of an uproar when he impersonated the Queen for one of his TV specials in the70’s.
And perhaps the best known impersonator is Jeanette Charles, who was constantly on our screens in the 70’s and 80’s. Here she is with Sooty and Sweep.