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.Written by
1998 was the only year that two performers were nominated for Academy Awards for playing the same character in two different movies: Dame Judi Dench was nominated (and won) for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love (1998), and Cate Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress for portraying Elizabeth I in this movie. Joseph Fiennes appeared in both movies as well. See more »
Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk was not arrested and executed for treason until 1572 when Elizabeth was 39, and well outside the time period of the movie. See more »
Monsignor Alvaro! Monsignor Alvaro! Monsignor Alvaro, tell me. As well as ambassador, are you not also a bishop?
De la Quadra:
I am, my lord.
[referring to himself and Elizabeth]
Then you can marry us!
De la Quadra:
Perhaps he does not know enough English to perform the ceremony!
See more »
I'm not big on historical dramas, but I saw this because I'm interested in that period. The film is a thing of beauty. The cinematography, lighting, and editing are masterful. The acting is superb: refined, and not overdone as can be the case in these things. Blanchett and Rush are especially good. All in all, a wonderful film.
19 of 34 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this