Elizabeth (1998)

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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 82% / Audience 86%

Rated R,  2 hr 4 mins

GENRES
Drama • History
DIRECTION
Shekhar Kapur
CAST
Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Cate Blanchett Elisabeth I
Geoffrey Rush Sir Francis Walsingham
Christopher Eccleston Duke of Norfolk
Joseph Fiennes Robert Dudley
Richard Attenborough Sir William Cecil
Fanny Ardant Mary of Guise
Eric Cantona Monsieur de Foix
Vincent Cassel Duc d'Anjou
Kathy Burke Queen Mary
Edward Hardwicke Earl of Arundel
Emily Mortimer Kat Ashley
John Gielgud The Pope