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Library Footage used in Stephen Frears Film The Queen

14 September 2006

ITN Source has provided footage for the new Stephen Frears Film The Queen starring Helen Mirren who won the best actress accolade at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday night.

The film produced by British Pathe and Granada Screen features the crowd scenes at Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace as Diana’s coffin was moved as well as shots of wreaths and flowers left at the gates of Kensington Palace.

Beatrice Okoro from ITN Source who worked on the project said: “The Queen has some of the most interesting interplay and poignant use of footage I have ever seen in a film. The way it weaves both archive footage and original footage together simultaneously makes it a fascinating film. We're delighted we could play a part in such a fantastic movie".

ITN Source recently supplied footage for the ‘Superman Returns’ and has also supplied footage for upcoming UK films ‘The Last King of Scotland’ directed by Kevin MacDonald(Touching The Void), and ‘This is England’ directed by Shane Meadows(Once upon a time in the Midlands).

About ITN Source

ITN Source (formerly ITN Archive) is one of the world’s largest and most respected providers of moving image content, housing over 700,000 hours of footage across a diverse range of collections including historical footage, iconic images, music, entertainment programmes, natural history and film. With hours of material added everyday, ITN Source is the world’s fastest growing video archive business, containing defining moments and images captured over three centuries.

ITN Source represents the footage of ITN, Channel 4, Granada, British Pathé, Reuters, Fox News and Fox Movietone and other specialist collections. ITN Source recently signed a unique partnership deal with Google to supply video content to its innovative Video Store.

With headquarters in London, ITN Source has sales offices across the globe in New York, Los Angeles, Canada, Berlin, Paris, Johannesburg, Sydney and Tokyo.

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