The stars are aligned for the perfect Diana film. It’s about time

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The stars are aligned for the perfect Diana film. It’s about time

With Kristen Stewart as the lead directed by Pablo Larraín, the combination is mind-bogglingly ideal

Robbie Collin

Is the world ready for another Diana film? Personally, I’ve barely recovered from the 2013 one, which featured such deathless cinematic coups as the People’s Princess, played by Naomi Watts, meeting Hasnat Khan for a date at the Tooting branch of Chicken Cottage.

Happily, the new one sounds more promising. Titled Spencer, and starring the Twilight actress turned film-festival queen Kristen Stewart, it will be set over three days at Sandringham one Christmas in the early 1990s, when Diana began to realise that Best Supporting Windsor was not the role she had been born to play.

It has been written by Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders, and will be directed by Pablo Larraín, the Chilean filmmaker behind Jackie, the brilliant and idiosyncratic Jackie Kennedy biopic from 2016, which starred Natalie Portman...

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