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Cate Blanchett named best on-screen monarch

india Updated: Mar 07, 2009 12:47 IST
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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.