Cate Blanchett named best on-screen monarch

March 7th, 2009 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS  

London, March 6 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in a film for her portrayal of English monarch Elizabeth I in Shekhar Kapur’s “Elizabeth”, according to a new poll.
The Oscar winner narrowly defeated Dame Helen Mirren’s portrayal of Elizabeth II in “The Queen” to top the survey held to mark the release of “The Young Victoria”, reports

Sean Connery came third for his cameo as “King Richard” in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, while nine percent of the respondents picked Dame Judi Dench for her performance in “Mrs. Brown” (1997). Anne Hathaway was voted fifth for “The Princess Diaries”.

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