TV Mini-Series | TV-MA | | Biography, Drama, History
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Tom Hooper): a servant, offering the Earl of Leicester food while he and the Queen dine in a tent before the battle.
Queen Elizabeth I:
If you can't read my silence, you're nothing.
During the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; as Elizabeth's envoy is speaking how best to inform the Queen of the beheading; they are outside, in a courtyard. Contemporary accounts show that Mary's real execution took place indoors at Fotheringhay Castle.
When the series was repeated on British TV in 2006, the footage of the Babington plotters being tortured was cut, and the execution of Queen Mary was cut so that she was beheaded with one stroke, although the scene of Leicester telling Elizabeth that it had taken two strokes was left in.