The unforgettable pomp and pageantry of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II ! Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier The sole full-length colour film of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II , narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier. When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2nd, 1953, many of Britains leading cinematic artists were commissioned to create the only feature-length Technicolor record of the coronation. Narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, this epic documentary conveys the sights and sounds, the pomp and pageantry, the very spirit of that unforgettable day. Oscar-nominated and BAFTAwinning, A Queen is Crowned emerges as one of the greatest films of an historical event ever made.