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13 Sep 1998

2 hr 4 min

Drama, History

Declared illegitimate aged 3. Tried for treason aged 21. Crowned Queen aged 25.
This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 48 nominations.
Budget: $30M


Shekhar Kapur


Tim Bevan (Producer)
Eric Fellner (Producer)
Alison Owen (Producer)




Cate Blanchett (as Elisabeth I)
Geoffrey Rush (as Sir Francis Walsingham)
Christopher Eccleston (as Duke of Norfolk)
Joseph Fiennes (as Robert Dudley)
Richard Attenborough (as Sir William Cecil)
Fanny Ardant (as Mary of Guise)
Eric Cantona (as Monsieur de Foix)
Vincent Cassel (as Duc d'Anjou)
Kathy Burke (as Queen Mary)
Edward Hardwicke (as Earl of Arundel)
Emily Mortimer (as Kat Ashley)
John Gielgud (as The Pope)
James Frain (as Alvaro de la Quadra)
Kelly Macdonald (as Isabel Knollys)
Kenny Doughty (as Sir Thomas Elyot)
Daniel Craig (as John Ballard)
Alfie Allen (as Arundel's Son)
Jamie Foreman (as Earl of Sussex)



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