R | | Biography, Drama, History
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
First English speaking movie debut for ex-soccer star Eric Cantona. It was rumored that Christopher Eccleston and Angus Deayton actually wanted the producers to cast Cantona in a small French role in the film, following his retirement from football in 1997 because: 1. Cantona began to study ... ...
Madam, you are cold.
Elizabeth: I do not need your pity.
Arundel: Accept it, then, for my sake.
Elizabeth: Thank you. I shall not forget this kindness.
While it's true that Henri, Duke of Anjou (later King Henri III) was generally obsessed with clothing and did on occasion dress as a woman, he never actually traveled to England to court the Queen. That honour fell instead to his younger brother François, who became Duke of Anjou in 1576, and was the only one of Elizabeth's many suitors to court her in person.
£166,174 (UK) (4 October 1998)
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