Olivia Colman to portray Queen Anne in new film

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Olivia Colman is set to portray Queen Anne of Great Britain in a new film called The Favourite. Olivia Colman previously portrayed royalty as Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) in Hyde Park on Hudson in 2012.

She joins cast members Rachel Weisz who will play Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Stone who will play her poverty-stricken relative, Abigail Masham.

The film is due to be released in 2018 and will follow Queen Anne as she takes the throne in 1702. The Favourite will be directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

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