Cate Blanchett Voted Favorite Film Royal

March 6, 2009 By:
Cate Blanchett Voted Favorite Film Royal

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett has been voted the best royal in film for her portrayal of Elizabeth I, in a new poll.

Blanchett beat out Helen Mirren and Sean Connery for the number one spot.

"Us Brits are a bunch of royalists at heart, so there's always a lot of anticipation for [The Young Victoria]," said Fliss White of

"With a huge amount of pressure on the actors to get the portrayal just right, it's a great achievement to see Cate at number one - clearly Emily Blunt has a lot to live up to!"

The top ten film royals are as follows:

1 Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth (1998)
2 Helen Mirren, The Queen (2006)
3 Sean Connery, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
4 Judi Dench, Mrs Brown (1997)
5 Anne Hathaway, The Princess Diaries (2001)
6 Judi Dench, Shakespeare in Love (1998)
7 Leonardo DiCaprio, The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
8 Chris Sarandon, The Princess Bride (1987)
9 Keira Knightley, The Duchess (2008)
10 Kenneth Branagh, Henry V (1989)