Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)

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Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.



  • Clémence Poésy in Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
  • Sira Stampe in Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
  • Robert Carlyle and Sira Stampe in Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
  • Clémence Poésy in Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
  • Tom Delmar Stunt Coordinator & 2nd Unit Director. A bloody SF'x test by Reti Mihai on Gillies MacKinnon’s 'Gunpowder, Treason & Plot'.jpg
  • Tom Delmar Stunt Coordinator & Action Director. A battle rages, in Gillies MacKinnon's 'Gunpowder, Treason & Plot'.jpg

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20 September 2004 | benoit-3
Totally appalling euro-trash
Another entry in the revisionist-history-as-told-with-human-body-fluids school of European melodrama. Whereas "Elizabeth" showed the execution of the queen's enemies as a recreation of "The Godfather"'s wedding-cum-massacre scene, this anachronistic masterpiece revels in outdoing Quentin Tarantino in execrable behaviour, gratuitous gore, meaninglessness and sexual perversion. Not even enjoyable as sadistic pornography, this portrayal of James VI of Scotland (James I of England) as an R-rated video game Richard III will give you nightmares and the heaves. O times, O mores! I wonder how these films and mini-series ("Vatel", "The Affair of the Necklace", "Le Roi danse", "Saint-Cyr", etc.) get written. Do producers lure satanic literary failures with delusions of artistic misogyny and misanthropy and lock them up in unholy writing workshops, with promises of money and drugs, until someone comes up with a suitably repulsive script? Whatever the method for this madness, it works, the plays get produced and they make money. Some people even like them.

You know there is something fundamentally flawed with this "historical" production when the list of stuntmen is longer than the list of speaking parts and the songs on the soundtrack are in Romanian...


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14 March 2004



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GBP12,000,000 (estimated)

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