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The Queen on screen: look who's played Her Majesty

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Photos of actress who have played the Queen on stage and screen

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The Queen - 2006

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, we look back at those who have played her on screen, starting with Helen Mirren (Image credit: Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock)

The Queen - 2006

As Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, we look back at those who have played her on screen, starting with Helen Mirren

The Queen - 2006

Helen won the best actress Oscar in 2007 for her peerless performance as the Queen in troubled times (Image credit: Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock)

The Queen - 2006

Helen won the best actress Oscar in 2007 for her peerless performance as the Queen in troubled times

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Barbara Flynn played her in Channel 4's docudrama The Queen in 2009 (Image credit: Neill Menneer)

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Barbara Flynn played her in Channel 4's docudrama The Queen in 2009

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As did ex Corrie actress Susan Jameson in the same Channel 4 programme (Image credit: Neill Menneer)

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As did ex Corrie actress Susan Jameson in the same Channel 4 programme

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Samantha Bond was also one of the five actresses who played our reigning monarch in The Queen (Image credit: Neill Menneer)

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Samantha Bond was also one of the five actresses who played our reigning monarch in The Queen

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Ditto Silent Witness star Emilia Fox (Image credit: Giles Keyte)

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Ditto Silent Witness star Emilia Fox

Netflix 'The Crown' on set filming, Cambridgeshire, Britain - 19 Aug 2015

Claire Foy plays a very young QEII in the upcoming Netflix epic The Crown (Image credit: REX/Shutterstock)

Netflix 'The Crown' on set filming, Cambridgeshire, Britain - 19 Aug 2015

Claire Foy plays a very young QEII in the upcoming Netflix epic The Crown

Playhouse-Walking The Dogs

Emma Thompson was the Queen in Sky Arts' 2012 TV play Walking The Dogs (Image credit: ©Sky Arts/justin Downing)

Playhouse-Walking The Dogs

Emma Thompson was the Queen in Sky Arts' 2012 TV play Walking The Dogs

'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain - 23 Jul 2015

Mary Reynolds is a lookalike who has appeared on shows like This Morning (Image credit: S Meddle/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain - 23 Jul 2015

Mary Reynolds is a lookalike who has appeared on shows like This Morning

QUEEN ELIZABETH II LOOKALIKE, JEANETTE CHARLES - 1994

But it's Jeanette Charles who has always been the go-to on-screen impersonator. She's appeared in everything from Austin Powers to Big Brother 10! (Image credit: News Group/REX/Shutterstock)

QUEEN ELIZABETH II LOOKALIKE, JEANETTE CHARLES - 1994

But it's Jeanette Charles who has always been the go-to on-screen impersonator. She's appeared in everything from Austin Powers to Big Brother 10!

ITV ARCHIVE

Many have played her laughs, not least Stanley Baxter, pictured here in 2008 (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

ITV ARCHIVE

Many have played her laughs, not least Stanley Baxter, pictured here in 2008

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Rosemary Leach has played Queen Elizabeth II three times – in TV movie Margaret (2009), in drama Prince William (2002) and in Tea With Betty (2006) (Image credit: Great Meadow Productions)

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Rosemary Leach has played Queen Elizabeth II three times – in TV movie Margaret (2009), in drama Prince William (2002) and in Tea With Betty (2006)

Television Film ' Charles And Diana A Royal Love Story' Starring Ltor Margaret Tyzack As Queen Elizabeth David Robb As Prince Charles Caroline Bliss As Princess Diana Christopher Lee As Prince Phillip And Mona Washbourne As The Queen Mother. The Pa

Margaret Tyzack was the Queen in 1982's Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (Image credit: Daily Mail/REX/Shutterstock)

Television Film ' Charles And Diana A Royal Love Story' Starring Ltor Margaret Tyzack As Queen Elizabeth David Robb As Prince Charles Caroline Bliss As Princess Diana Christopher Lee As Prince Phillip And Mona Washbourne As The Queen Mother. The Pa

Margaret Tyzack was the Queen in 1982's Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story

'A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION' PLAY, THE NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON, BRITAIN - 1988

Prunella Scales played her in 1992 drama A Question of Attribution. Her she is in the stage version (Image credit: Alastair Muir/REX/Shutterstock)

'A QUESTION OF ATTRIBUTION' PLAY, THE NATIONAL THEATRE, LONDON, BRITAIN - 1988

Prunella Scales played her in 1992 drama A Question of Attribution. Her she is in the stage version

ITV Archive

Doctors' Elizabeth Dermot Walsh starred as the young Queen in 2002's Bertie and Elizabeth (Image credit: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

ITV Archive

Doctors' Elizabeth Dermot Walsh starred as the young Queen in 2002's Bertie and Elizabeth

The King's Speech - 2010

Freya Wilson (right) was Princess Elizabeth in 2010 Oscar winning film The King's Speech (Image credit: Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

The King's Speech - 2010

Freya Wilson (right) was Princess Elizabeth in 2010 Oscar winning film The King's Speech

A Royal Night Out - 2015

Sarah Gadon was the teenage princess in 2015 film A Royal Night Out (Image credit: Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

A Royal Night Out - 2015

Sarah Gadon was the teenage princess in 2015 film A Royal Night Out

'The Audience' Broadway Opening Night Party, New York, America - 08 Mar 2015

And Helen Mirren reprised her character in 2015 stage play The Audience (penned by The Queen scriptwriter Peter Morgan)! (Image credit: Everett/REX/Shutterstock)

'The Audience' Broadway Opening Night Party, New York, America - 08 Mar 2015

And Helen Mirren reprised her character in 2015 stage play The Audience (penned by The Queen scriptwriter Peter Morgan)!