PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A mature Queen Elizabeth endures multiple crises late in her reign including court intrigues, an assassination plot, the Spanish Armada, and romantic disappointments.
The scene where Bess learns to dance the Volta required Abbie Cornish to be lifted in the air every six beats. Numerous retakes left Cornish sore, with trouble walking, the next day.
Title Card: Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Philip of Spain, a devout Catholic, has plunged Europe into holy war. Only England stands against him, ruled by a Protestant Queen.
When the suitors show the portrait of Eric XIV of Sweden, they show the wrong painting. The real painting, by Steven van der Meulen in 1561, shows Eric's full body in red and gold dress.
English, Spanish, Swedish
$6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007)
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