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[cert 15, 124 mins]

When catholic Queen Mary dies the succession goes to
Elizabeth, the Protestant half-sister Mary was not
prepared to execute. The new queen finds herself
surrounded by advisors, some supportive but some
plotting to restore the Catholic line by almost any
means. She is also under pressure to marry and
produce an heir, but her lover Lord Robert Dudley is
not considered suitable. Elizabeth realises she has
some decisions to make, the most important being
who rules England.

A queen stands in a room surrounded by other people

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Cathy Burke

Level: AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects: Film Studies, History, Media Studies

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