R | | Biography, Drama, History
Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Margot Robbie is the second Australian actress to portray Queen Elizabeth I. The first was Cate Blanchett in "Elizabeth" (1998) and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007).
Queen Elizabeth I:
Your beauty, your bravery, now I see there's no cause for envy. Your gifts will be your downfall!
Mary Stuart: Should you murder me, remember you murder your sister... and you murder your queen!
The movie spans about sixteen years. With the notable exception of Queen Elizabeth who is seen to suffer from smallpox which gradually improves but leaves her face permanently scarred. The main characters do not seem to age during the sixteen years: they do not grow gray hairs, gain or lose weight, have changed hairlines or appear to walk with any less agility.
English, French, Scottish Gaelic, Latin
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