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Queen Anne helps Olivia Colman scoop another honour

She’s already bagged an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and now the year when Olivia Colman was showered with honours for her star turn as Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’ has got a royal seal of approval, too. The actress has been named a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Recognised under her real name of Sarah Sinclair, the acting star has been rewarded for…
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The Favourite scoops just one Oscar

Olivia Colman has won the Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 91st Academy Awards for her part as Queen Anne in The Favourite. She picked up her first Academy Award at the ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre. Colman walked away with The…
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A Week in Royal History: fashion, lost secrets and a right royal romance

Royalty is never far from the news and Britain’s rich regal history can offer up tales to thrill on even the wettest Wednesday in February. The past seven days have seen a slew of stories all about the past so here’s a round up of the week just gone in royal history. The Princess Royal came face to face with part of her own history when she visited York. Anne stopped off at the…
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Olivia Colman and 'The Favourite' rule at the BAFTAs

Olivia Colman has scooped yet another prize for her portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’. She was named Best Actress at this year’s BAFTAs, accepting her prize in front of an audience that included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. There was a standing ovation…
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Queen Anne takes centre stage as 'The Favourite' leads this year's BAFTA nominations

Just days after scooping one of Hollywood’s top acting prizes, Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’ has been nominated for another major movie award. The star is in the running for Best Actress at the BAFTAs where the film leads the field with twelve nominations in total. The shortlists for the awards were revealed on January 9th 2019 and put Olivia Colman in line to…
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The queen most likely to grab a Golden Globe

This weekend, Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’, the first time anyone has been nominated for playing the last Stuart monarch. Anne, who ruled between 1702 and 1714, hasn’t found favour with…
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Costumes from 'The Favourite' now on show at Kensington Palace

They’ve already helped win ‘The Favourite’ some of the many awards that have come its way and now you can see them up close and personal. A new exhibition of costumes from the movie has opened at Kensington Palace. Outfits from the film are on show in the Queen’s Gallery at the royal residence. Designed by Oscar winner Sandy Powell, they’re accompanied by wigs created by Nadia Stacey.
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