Elizabeth R (TV Mini-Series 1971)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Biography, Drama, History

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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.



  • Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R (1971)
  • Ronald Hines and Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R (1971)
  • Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R (1971)
  • Stephen Murray and John Woodvine in Elizabeth R (1971)
  • Robin Ellis in Elizabeth R (1971)
  • Ronald Hines and Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth R (1971)

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23 January 2000 | BBD-3
| Superb!
This is my all-time favorite portrayal of Elizabeth Tudor, perhaps one of the greatest women to have ever lived. Glenda Jackson acts the role so well, one begins to believe in reincarnation. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Jackson was a trained shakespearian actor, therefore, adding the glamor of shakespearian oratory to the equally impressive story of Elizabeth. Why not--since they are both integral parts of the English renaissance.

I believe this movie captures the feel of the times and the personal and political crises that Elizabeth faced, with tremendous accuracy. Historically this movie appears to be completely accurate in its factual representations, something that cannot be said for "Elizabeth and Essex" (Bette Davis) or "Elizabeth" (Cate Blanchett).

Worth watching again and again.

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