Killer Queens – The Royals Who Rock The Box
Abandoning the monarchy is one of those things that seems to have happened frequently throughout history; clearly, they never saw The Favourite. Or The Crown. Or Mary Queen of Scots. Or any of the other amazing shows and films on the box right now that feature a rockin’ ruler at the centre of the action!
Yes, when it comes to bending the knee we’re spoiled for choice right now; everywhere you look there’s a pretender to the throne as Queen of TV. We’ve picked out a few of the best right here…
The Favourite, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
Olivia Colman’s moody monarch probably wouldn’t be the most fun to share a palace with – but when it comes to an entertaining character to watch, she takes some beating! Yes, high society has rarely looked quite like it does in Yorgos Lanthinos’ brilliant black comedy – and it’s the figure on the throne who’s the most unusual of all…
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
The Crown, Seasons 1 & 2 available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
It’s altogether rare that a living monarch would get the dramatic treatment – treason is still a thing, after all! – but this is one show that’s made a habit of shattering expectations. Starring Claire Foy, the first two seasons charted the early years of her reign; for the upcoming third season, the royal baton will be handed off to…Olivia Colman – she’s clearly found her niche!
MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
Mary Queen of Scots, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
We’re always going to be fans of this ruler, given that it’s Saoirse Ronan underneath all that make-up – though to be fair, you wouldn’t be short of reasons to root for her against her horrid cousin! While it strays a little from the history books (OK, a lot), the mix of political thrills and impressive performances from Saoirse and rival Margot Robbie make this a compelling watch…
Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Seasons 1-11 available now on Netflix, Virgin TV 999
There’s no lack of challengers – but when it comes to the drag race, there’s only one true queen! One of the most famous performers on the planet (regardless of act), he lords it over the competition in every sense! With no signs of stopping, the long-running show has lost none of its wit and wackiness – and the same can be said of the host!
Bohemian Rhapsody, available to rent now on Virgin Movies from €4.99
The iconic band have long been considered rock royalty in more than just name – and now they’ve etched their names as monarchs of the movies too! Rami Malek assumes the role of Freddie Mercury with such aplomb that you’ll scarcely you’re not watching the real deal, while their legendary performances are captured in astonishing detail; bow down!
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