When Queen Mary dies, the young Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) is given the crown and urged to produce an heir to secure her reign and lift an ailing England out of debt. Can she resist the charms of Lord Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes) and his seductive volta dance?
Academy Award®-winners Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Richard Attenborough lead a distinguished cast in Elizabeth – the critically acclaimed epic of the Queen’s turbulent and treacherous rise to power! Before the Golden Age, Elizabeth was a passionate and naive girl who came to reign over a land divided by bloody turmoil. Amidst palace intrigue and attempted assassinations, the young Queen is forced to become a cunning strategist while weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country. Relive the majesty and drama of one of history’s greatest monarchs in this stunning production that was honored with 7 Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture!
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Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Richard Attenborough, Joseph Fiennes, Fanny Ardant, Vincent Cassel, Emily Mortimer, John Gielgud, Kelly Macdonald, Daniel Craig
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Alison Owen
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur