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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 112m 48s

Release date 20/09/2013

Ratings Info Contains strong language, brief land mine injury & surgical detail

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Oliver Hirschbiegel

Cast includes Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, Cas Anvar, Juliet Stevenson, Jonathan Kerrigan, Art Malik

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 10/09/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DIANA is a drama loosely based on a relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales, and a heart surgeon.


There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), including one use shouted in frustration by Diana. Other bad language includes 'bitch', 'bloody', 'bugger off', 'shit', 'bastards' and 'bollocks'.

Injury detail

When Diana visits land mine victims in a hospital there is sight of a victim with bloodied sheets on her bed and a bandaged stump where her leg was severed. There is also a verbal reference to her intestines being 'blown out'. Other victims of land mines are also briefly seen. In one scene Diana watches the heart surgeon perform open heart surgery. Bloodied instruments are visible and there is brief sight of the open chest cavity where the heart is shocked back to life.

Occasional mild sex references include Diana and the surgeon kissing in bed, indicating their sexual relationship. Dialogue references include Diana being called 'sexy' and 'hot stuff', and asking the surgeon why smokers always have to have a cigarette after sex.

There are brief references to self-harming as Diana tells a television interviewer that she hurt her arms and legs. There are no images of the self-harming.

There are several scenes in which the surgeon is seen smoking, but his behaviour is challenged and it is pointed out that smoking is unhealthy.


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