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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 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)
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 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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Trivia

Ronlad Hines (Lord Burghley) entered his dressing room and found a human head floating in the basin. He turned it over and found it was Vivian Pickles (Mary, Queen Of Scots). It was a false head for the execution scene. It was made of surgical plastic and a make-up technician was told to keep in water in a basin closer to the set. Ronald Hines dressing room basin was the closest. 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 »

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Queen Elizabeth I: I grieve, and dare not show my discontent. I love, and yet I am forced to seem to hate. I do, yet dare not say I ever meant. I seem stark mute, but inwardly I do prate. I am, and not. I freeze, yet am burned since from myself my other self I turned. My care is like my shadow in the sun... follows me flying, flies when I pursue it. Stand and lies by me, doth what I have done. This too familiar care doth make me rue it, not means I find to rid him from my breast. Til, by the end of things, it be ...
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Superb!
23 January 2000 | by (Perry Hall, Maryland) – See all my reviews

This is my all-time favorite portrayal of Elizabeth Tudor, perhaps one of the greatest women to have ever lived. Glenda Jackson acts the role so well, one begins to believe in reincarnation. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Jackson was a trained shakespearian actor, therefore, adding the glamor of shakespearian oratory to the equally impressive story of Elizabeth. Why not--since they are both integral parts of the English renaissance.

I believe this movie captures the feel of the times and the personal and political crises that Elizabeth faced, with tremendous accuracy. Historically this movie appears to be completely accurate in its factual representations, something that cannot be said for "Elizabeth and Essex" (Bette Davis) or "Elizabeth" (Cate Blanchett).

Worth watching again and again.


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