National Theatre Live: The Audience

Rated NR 145 min. 2013

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace - a meeting like no other in British public life - it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

The Audience breaks this contract of silence - and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional - sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

Film Credits

Director: Stephen Daldry

Writer: Peter Morgan

Producer: Byam Shaw, Robert Fox and Andy Harries

Cast: Helen Mirren

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