Elizabeth R (1971)

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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
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 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1971)
Ronald Hines ...
 William Cecil (Lord Burghley) (5 episodes, 1971)
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 Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester) (3 episodes, 1971)
Stephen Murray ...
 Walsingham (3 episodes, 1971)
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 Earl of Sussex (3 episodes, 1971)
Angela Thorne ...
 Lettice Knollys, Lady Leicester (3 episodes, 1971)
Robin Ellis ...
 Robert Devereaux (Earl of Essex) (2 episodes, 1971)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 King Philip II of Spain (2 episodes, 1971)
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 Kat Ashley (2 episodes, 1971)
Vivian Pickles ...
 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Peter Howell ...
 Lord Howard (2 episodes, 1971)
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When Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, her (male) advisers know she has to marry. Doesn't she? Thus starts a decades-long political/ matrimonial game, during an age of high passions and high achievement.

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Elzbieta, królowa Anglii  »

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The series takes place from January 16, 1549 to March 25, 1603. See more »

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The courtyard in Elizabeth's palace contains an aviary with several Australian white cockatoos, long before any European had landed in Australia. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: I thought that if all other men deserted me, you would not.
Robert Dudley: I would die for you!
Queen Elizabeth I: What is that to do with it?
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Queen Glenda
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before the first episode was over I'd forgotten I was watching an actress - I felt as if I was experiencing an audience with a Queen! Glenda Jackson so inhabits the body and soul of Elizabeth I that all other interpretations of the role are diminished and it's impossible to think of anyone else in the role, even Bette Davis in her two films, PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH & ESSEX and THE VIRGIN QUEEN.

While it's perfectly true that production values have come along way since this early Masterpiece Theater effort, the writing and acting are of such high quality that you won't mind; this one certainly helped set the standards for subsequent series and performances.


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