is a 2005 coming of age film about a young girl who realizes her lifelong dream when Queen Elizabeth II
comes to visit her small hometown.
Directed by Mark J. Gordon, this New Zealand made
, family-friendly feature film, is the winner of over 20 festival awards, including the Audience Award at Florida, Newport Beach, Stonybrook, World Cinema Naples and Marco Island.Her Majesty
was first released theatrically in the U.S. in April 2004 and continued to screen in select cities through March 2005, with positive reviews. The film was released in January 2005 in New Zealand to positive reviews, though it performed poorly at the box office, perhaps due to limited promotion and exposure. Her Majesty
also screened theatrically in provinces throughout Canada from January to May 2006 in association with the Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival
. The North American (Region 1
) DVD of Her Majesty
was released on August 29, 2006.
The film has also been licensed in various territories around the world, including the UK, Australia, South America, Scandinavia, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Thailand, South Africa, and others, where it's often shown on TV.
Vicky Haughton who co-stars in Her Majesty
went on to play the grandmother in the movie Whale Rider
. She also had a part in King Kong
. Walter Coblenz, the producer, was also producer on such films as All the President's Men
, The Candidate
, and The Onion Field
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