Elizabeth, from Elton John to JK Rowling: tributes to the Queen

Not only Helen Mirren, who in 2007 won the Oscar for acting in ‘The Queen’, but also Daniel Craig, Mick Jagger and many others

Not only Helen Mirrenwho with the interpretation of Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’ had won the Oscar for best actress in 2007 and who yesterday on social media declared herself an “Elizabethan” convinced (“We cry a woman who, with or without the crown, it was the epitome of nobility, “he added), but many other giants of British culture pay homage to the late queen.

Elton John he wrote that it was “a stimulating presence”. Paul McCartney he wrote simply: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. Long live the king.” The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, who starred at the Platinum Jubilee concert in June, wrote that the Queen was “the constant anchor not only of Britain and her beloved Commonwealth, but also an inspiration to the world with her life. at the service”. Singer Shirley Bassey he noted how the monarch had “remained steadfast, dignified, inspirational”, adding: “Her courage was powerful, her iconic example.” The Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jaggerremembered Elizabeth as “the nation’s most beloved grandmother”.

In addition to making a statement, Elton John paid tribute to the queen during a concert held in Toronto last night. From the Rogers Center stage, he told the crowd: “Today we had the saddest news, about the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It was fantastic. And she led the country through some of our biggest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a sincere and caring warmth “. The 50,000-strong audience cheered when an image of the queen was shown on the venue’s big screen. “I am 75 years old, she has been with me all my life and I am very sad that she will no longer be there,” she stressed. “But I am glad that he is at peace, I am glad that he is at rest, and he deserved it, he worked hard. I send my love to his family, to his loved ones and we will miss him, but his spirit survives, and we celebrate the his life tonight with music, “said Sir Elton who concluded his tribute with a touching rendition of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’.

The actor Stephen Fry summed up the reactions of many after hearing the news, posting a post in which he admitted: “I don’t know why I’m sobbing. Really stupid. Oh dear.” The author of Harry Potter, JK Rowlinghe attempted to explain: “Some may find the outburst of British shock and grief at this moment bizarre or strange, but millions of people have felt affection and respect for the woman who has held her constitutional role for 70 years without complaining. Most Brits have never known another monarch: it was a thread that ran through all of our lives. “

In addition to meeting virtually every major figure in Britain’s show business over the years, the Queen has also met some of the star system’s most iconic fictional characters. She is famous for taking part in a short film with James Bond for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, before the stunts took over, with the couple appearing to jump out of a helicopter and parachute into the stadium.

And in a statement, the last Bond performer, who was with her in that short, Daniel Craigsaid: “I, like so many, have been deeply saddened by today’s news and my thoughts are with the royal family, those she loved and all those who loved her. She leaves an incomparable legacy and we will miss her deeply.” .

A decade after the Olympics, the Queen took part in another comedy sketch for her Platinum Jubilee, this time alongside Paddington Bear. On the social profile of the most famous bear, a few heartfelt words appeared after the news of the queen’s death: “Thank you madam, for everything”.