At the Royal Movies: Diana

On 25 August 2018 the movie Diana finally was shown on Belgian Television.

About the movie

In 2013 a biographical drama film about Diana, Princess of Wales was created.
It was directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel.

The drama told about the last two years of the life of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The screenplay was based on Kate Snell's book 'Diana: Her Last Love' from 2001.

It was Naomi Watts who had the honour to play the role of Diana, Princess of

The world premiere of the film was held in London on 5 September 2013. It
was released in the UK on 20 September 2013.

The events of the movie

The movie started with the events when Diana divorced Charles, Prince of

Then she meets and falls in love with Pakistani heart surgeon
Hasnat Khan.

The film shows Diana's historic tours of Angola in her campaign against the
use of land mines.

It also shows Diana's trips to Australia, Pakistan, New York City, Bosnia,
Italy and finally Paris.

The movie also tells about her dating with the Egyptian Dodi Fayed as an
attempt to make Khan jealous but it ends with the car crash that killed Diana,
Fayed and Fayed's driver in the Pont Alma Tunnel in Paris. However there is
no re-enactment of the crash scene.

Lady Di, Princess of Wales, Madame Tussauds
Lady Di at Madame Tussauds
own picture taken in 2004


As I haven't seen this movie at the theater, I had to wait a long time, till Diana
appeared on Belgian Television.

I had great expectations because Diana touched so many people during her
life and I hope this was shown in the movie.

Though I have respect for Naomi Watts as actrice and her performance as
Diana was more than okay, she didn't look very much like the
Princess of Wales.

However it was a very touching script, and of course her tragic death
was and stays a drama forever.

@ the Imdb site the film received a rating of 5,50 on 10, more on this link.

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