1998 was the only year that two performers were nominated for Academy Awards for playing the same character in two different films: Judi Dench
was nominated (and won) for Best Supporting Actress for playing Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love
(1998) and Cate Blanchett
was nominated for Best Actress for portraying Elizabeth I in this film. See more
[Elizabeth presents her ideas of religious reform to Parliament; the bishops are outraged and begin to argue
Madam, by this act... by this act, you force us to relinquish our allegiance to the Holy Father.
How can I force you, Your Grace? I am a woman.
I have no desire to make windows into men's souls. I simply ask, can any man, in truth, serve two masters, and be faithful to both?
[Bishops start to argue again
Madam, this-this is heresy!
No, Your Grace, this is... common sense.
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Composed by Thomas Tallis
Performed by St. John's College Choir, Cambridge
Conducted by George Guest See more