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.
Elizabeth's jewelery was made by Erickson Beamon of Belgravia. Her plumed hats were designed by Stephen Jones, Christian Dior's milliner.
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.
Mary, Queen of Scots, is played here by Samantha Morton who is only 5'3". In life, Mary was actually 6 feet tall, unusually tall for a woman of her time. Elizabeth I was 5'8" (something she bragged about to an ambassador, stating she was the perfect height while Mary was too tall), and so was also tall for the time; Cate Blanchett, who plays her, is also 5'8".
English, Spanish, Swedish
$6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007)