At a quick glance The Favourite may look like an historical parody, but it’s actually based on the life of Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.

The eccentric 18th century monarch is portrayed by Olivia Colman, as the tale unfolds of her ill health, the woman who helps her govern the country – Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) – and their gradual falling out and the rise in the Queen’s affections for her servant Abigail (Emma Stone).

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, who gave us the wild ride that was The Lobster, we now have a further look into this amazing world via this latest trailer.

The Favourite is due to land in Australian cinemas on Boxing Day (December 26).

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