Prime Video Adds Spencer

Spencer, the Royal Family drama for which Kristin Stewart has been Oscar-nominated for playing Princess Diana, will stream from Friday on Prime Video.

Said Rotten Tomatoes in its critics’ consensus: “Spencer can frustrate with its idiosyncratic depiction of its subject’s life, but Kristen Stewart’s finely modulated performance anchors the film’s flights of fancy.”

It was written by Steven Knight, whose Peaky Blinders returns for its final season on BBC1 on February 27; it will stream internationally on Netflix, probably from March, but previous seasons in NZ have had a year-long window first on Sky’s BBC UKTV — where it airs in quasi-HD vs 4K on Netflix.

Hopefully Spencer’s Prime Video presentation will be in 4K.

Here’s the media release:


The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game. But this year, things will be a whole lot different. Spencer is an imagining of what might have happened during those few fateful days.

After making its world premiere in competition at Venice International Film Festival 2021, Spencer was selected to screen at a slew of leading international film festivals including Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival.

For her portrayal of Princess Diana, Stewart has been nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Alongside Stewart, Spencer stars Timothy Spall, Jack Farthing, Sean Harris, and Sally Hawkins.

Directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Steven Knight, Spencer is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Jonas Dornbach, Paul Webster, Pablo Larraín, Janine Jackowski and Maren Ade.

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2 Responses to “Prime Video Adds Spencer”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    February 16, 2022 at 11:33 am

    I wonder when we will have some news about Warner Bros. Discovery in New Zealand. I know there is a Discovery shareholders vote on March 11th which is expected to vote YES but I do hope we hear something soon ?

  2. Are they buying Prime Video, too? 😀

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