A Royal Night Out

It's long been hinted that our current Queen, while still a young princess, slipped out of the Palace with her sister Margaret on VE Day in 1945 to mingle among the celebrating crowds in central London. Who knows what really happened, but from that merest wisp of narrative director Julian Jarrold has spun this charming period movie. It covers some of the same territory as the Oscar winning The King's Speech, perhaps hoping to draw the same audience, with Rupert Everett and Emily Watson taking on the roles played by Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in the earlier movie and Sarah Gadon and Bel Powley playing the young princesses. In truth it's an altogether lighter confection, but is nonetheless an enjoyable watch, and it's been fun working with the creative team at Empire Design to put the TV campaign together. Here's one of the spots.