The writer of the Oscar-winning film The Queen & # 39; has accused Tony Blair of raising some of his lines for the autobiography of the former prime minister.
The book, "My Trip," was published five years after the film's release and screenwriter Peter Morgan said that Blair's memory of conversations with the Queen has been "erased."
Morgan, 55, was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for his work for the 2006 film and also accused Blair of "pretending" not to have seen the film.
Helen Mirren starring as Queen Elizabeth II in & # 39; The Queen & # 39; written by Peter Morgan
The winning Bafta scriptwriter was a guest on a US radio program and told the presenter: "There came a time after the movie I wrote, The Queen, appeared where Tony Blair was asked about his audience with the queen. .
"And in his book, his autobiography, which, of course, came out many years after we did The Queen, Tony Blair, referring to that critical period after Diana's death, used a series of expressions and quotations that seemed to be very familiar because it sounded like my dialogue.
The 2006 film focuses on that period after the death of Princess Diana and the maelstrom of the resulting media and its chain effect on Blair's relationship with the Queen.
Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen as Queen Elizabeth II in & # 39; The Queen & # 39 ;, written by Peter Morgan
Morgan continued: "I remember thinking, 'Wait a minute, that can not be right', that it can not be right that I did it right, I can not do it right.
"I think we were all pretty sure we knew what Tony Blair represented, we knew what the Queen was thinking.
"But surely he did not say the same things that I wrote that he said?
Queen Elizabeth II receives Prime Minister Tony Blair at Buckingham Palace in May 2007
Supposedly, Morgan contacted colleagues with whom he worked on the film to ask if they had read the autobiography of the former prime minister.
He said: "It's fun but also instructive because suddenly you realize that once you see something in the movie, it becomes that thing.
"A lot of what I write can not be exactly as it was because I do not know. I'm just guessing.
"For Blair to have taken those imaginations or conjectures and rebuild them since the truth was confusing on its own."
Peter Morgan, Bafta's winning screenwriter, made the claims about Blair on a US radio program
Morgan added: "He said, & # 39; then I said that & # 39; I was like, & # 39; Well, you did not. At least, I do not think you did. If you did, what a stroke of luck in my name. But I'm pretty sure you're actually quoting what I wrote, what you've seen and then you've denied that you've seen but you've seen clearly. "
Blair's autobiography, A Journey: My Political Life, was released in 2011, five years after Morgan's work took center stage in The Queen.
Despite Morgan's comments, a spokesman for Blair said: "He has never seen The Queen."
Michael Sheen played Blair in the film while Helen Mirren played the Queen.
Movie lines similar to Blair's words
It is believed that almost 100,000 copies of & # 39; A Journey & # 39; They were sold in just four days
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