Princess Diana film

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The similarities are striking: the elegantly coiffed blonde hairdo, the vulnerable doe eyes and the shy smile that endeared her to millions and led to her being nicknamed the Queen of Hearts.

Eyebrows were raised when Naomi Watts (43) was chosen to portray Princess Diana in a new film about the British icon.

Would she be capable of delivering a convincing portrayal of one of the world’s most-loved figures?

But judging from pictures from the set of the movie, Diana, it seems the J. Edgar star is pulling out all the stops to prove her critics wrong.

Over the past few weeks she’s been spotted recreating some of Diana’s most memorable moments for the biopic, which focuses on the last two years of her life.

See the startling pictures and read Jane Vorster’s article in YOU 26 July 2012.

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