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Elizabeth -- A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

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Michael Hirst (written by)
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Release Date:
22 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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Declared illegitimate aged 3. Tried for treason aged 21. Crowned Queen aged 25. See more »
Plot:
A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 32 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cate Blanchett ... Elizabeth I

Geoffrey Rush ... Sir Francis Walsingham

Christopher Eccleston ... Duke of Norfolk

Joseph Fiennes ... Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

Richard Attenborough ... Sir William Cecil

Fanny Ardant ... Mary of Guise

Eric Cantona ... Monsieur de Foix

Vincent Cassel ... Duc d'Anjou

Kathy Burke ... Queen Mary Tudor

Edward Hardwicke ... Earl of Arundel

Emily Mortimer ... Kat Ashley

John Gielgud ... The Pope
Liz Giles ... Female Martyr
Rod Culbertson ... Master Ridley

Paul Fox ... Male Martyr
Terence Rigby ... Bishop Gardiner
Peter Stockbridge ... Palace Chamberlain

Amanda Ryan ... Lettice Howard
Valerie Gale ... Mary's Dwarf
George Antoni ... King Philip II of Spain (as George Yiasoumi)

James Frain ... Alvaro de la Quadra

Jamie Foreman ... Earl of Sussex

Kelly Macdonald ... Isabel Knollys
Wayne Sleep ... Dance Tutor
Sally Grey ... Lady in Waiting

Kate Loustau ... Lady in Waiting
Elika Gibbs ... Lady in Waiting
Sarah Owen ... Lady in Waiting

Lily Allen ... Lady in Waiting
Joe White ... Master of the Tower
Matt Andrews ... Norfolk's Man
Liam Foley ... Norfolk's Man
Lewis Jones ... Priest
Michael Beint ... Bishop Carlisle
Angus Deayton ... Waad, Chancellor of the Eschequer

Kenny Doughty ... Sir Thomas Elyot
Hayley Burroughs ... Elizabeth's Dwarf
Joseph O'Conor ... Earl of Derby (as Joseph O'Connor)
Brendan O'Hea ... Lord William Howard
Edward Highmore ... Lord Harewood
Daniel Moynihan ... Bishop #1
Jeremy Hawk ... Bishop #2
Donald Pelmear ... Bishop #3
James Rowe ... Bishop in Cellar

Tim Bevan ... Handsome Man
Charles Cartmell ... Dudley's Man
Edward Purver ... Dudley's Man

Daniel Craig ... John Ballard
Vladimir Vega ... Vatican Cardinal

Alfie Allen ... Arundel's Son

Daisy Bevan ... Arundel's Daughter
Jennifer Lewicki ... Arundel's Housemaid
Viviane Horne ... Arundel's Wife
Nick Smallman ... Walsingham's Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin L. Evans ... Male Martyr #2 (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... (uncredited)

Ben Mars ... Royal Guard of Honour (uncredited)

Daniel O'Meara ... Henchman (uncredited)

Jocelyn Quivrin ... French Guard (uncredited)

Matthew Rhys ... (uncredited)
Christian Simpson ... Royal Guard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Shekhar Kapur 
 
Writing credits
Michael Hirst (written by)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... producer
Liza Chasin .... co-producer
Eric Fellner .... producer
Debra Hayward .... co-producer
Alison Owen .... producer
Mary Richards .... line producer
 
Original Music by
David Hirschfelder 
 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin 
 
Film Editing by
Jill Bilcock 
 
Casting by
Simone Ireland 
Vanessa Pereira 
 
Production Design by
John Myhre 
 
Art Direction by
Jonathan Lee (supervising art director)
Lucy Richardson 
 
Set Decoration by
Peter Howitt 
 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
 
Makeup Department
Anita Burger .... hair stylist
Anita Burger .... makeup artist
Miranda Davidson .... hair stylist
Miranda Davidson .... makeup artist
Karen Ferguson .... hair stylist
Karen Ferguson .... makeup artist
Richard Glass .... contact lens optician
Christine Greenwood .... hair stylist
Christine Greenwood .... makeup artist
Susan Howard .... special makeup effects artist
Lisa Pickering .... hair stylist
Lisa Pickering .... makeup artist
Ivana Primorac .... hair stylist
Ivana Primorac .... makeup artist
Jemma Scott-Knox-Gore .... contact lens technician
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Christine Whitney .... hair stylist
Christine Whitney .... makeup artist
Lucy Willis .... crowd hair stylist
Suzanne Jansen .... make-up/hair artist (uncredited)
Sarah Weatherburn .... facial hair maker (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Erica Bensly .... production manager: re-shoot
Jane Frazer .... executive in charge of production
Michael Harm .... unit manager
Laura Julian .... production manager: re-shoot
Christian McWilliams .... unit manager
Michael Solinger .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Boyd .... co-third assistant director
David Gilchrist .... assistant director: second unit
Tommy Gormley .... first assistant director
Lisa Jones .... assistant director: crowd casting
Mark Layton .... second assistant director
Ian Madden .... second unit director
Sarah Purser .... third assistant director
Sue Wood .... co-second assistant director
 
Art Department
John Addison .... carpenter
Robert Allen .... construction buyer (as Rob Allen)
Robert Allen .... construction buyer
Harry Alley .... painter laborer
Joe Alley .... carpenter
Stanley Apperley .... plasterer (as Stan Apperley)
Barry Arnold .... stand-by propman
Michael Bailey .... stagehand
Tracy Ann Baines .... assistant sculptor
David Balfour .... property master
Nicola Barnes .... art department coordinator
Brian Bishop .... scenic artist
Stuart Blinco .... painter
Steven Bovingdon .... stagehand
Raymond Branch .... chargehand stagehand
Mark Buck .... plasterer
Colin Burgess .... stand-by propman
Bill Bush .... chargehand plasterer
John Campbell .... supervising painter
Darryl Carter .... carpenter (as Daryl Carter)
John Casey .... stand-by carpenter
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist
Marlon Cole .... dressing propman
Kelvin Cook .... props
Chris Corke .... carpenter
Martin Day .... carpenter
Rick Dunning .... stagehand
Belinda Edwards .... production buyer
David Edwards .... supervising carpenter
Andy Evans .... construction manager
Fred Evans .... sculptor
Glyn Evans .... painter
John Franklin .... carpenter
Giovanni Giacotto .... painter
Anthony Goddard .... painter
Lee Goddard .... painter
Michael Gooch .... carpenter
Gavin Gordon .... carpenter
Matthew Gray .... set designer
Ian Green .... assistant construction manager
Mark Green .... set craft apprentice carpenter
Brian Groves .... stand-by painter
Fred Gunning .... carpenter
John Harris .... plasterer
Ralph Harrison .... carpenter
Sarah Hauldren .... assistant art director
Stuart Kearns .... junior draughtsman
John Knight .... dressing propman
Poppy Luard .... assistant art director
Christopher Mansey .... carpenter
Tony Mansey .... chargehand carpenter (as Anthony Mansey)
Andrew Mash .... carpenter
Derek O'Reilly .... plasterer
Graham Pearce .... painter
Gary Pledger .... supervising carpenter
Jamie Powell .... plasterer
Ken Powell .... supervising plasterer (as Kenny Powell)
Steve Powell .... plasterer
Alfred Pulis .... carpenter
Clifford Rashbrook .... stagehand
Larry Rashbrook .... stagehand
Jeff Reid .... carpenter
Lee Reilly .... carpenter
Cornelius 'Ted' Restall .... painter (as Cornelius Restall)
Roy Rodgers .... sculptor
Bob Rose .... plasterer
Peter Rutherford .... production buyer
Bernard Ryan .... carpenter
John Shergold .... painter
Steve Sibley .... painter (as Steven Sibley)
Barry Smalls .... carpenter
Colin Smith .... plasterer
Colin Smith .... supervising stagehand
Danny Smith .... stagehand
Dean Smith .... carpenter
Roy Smith .... stagehand
Tony Snook .... carpenter
Mike Stallion .... draughtsman
Anthony Szuch .... drapes master
Gregor Telfer .... props trainee
Bill Thompson .... plasterer laborer
Andrew Tombs .... plasterer (as Andy Tombs)
Keith Vowles .... props storeman
Doreen Watkinson .... prop maker
Brian Webb .... stand-by stagehand
John Wells .... supervising dressing propman
Laurence Wells .... dressing propman
Kevin Wheeler .... dressing propman
Clive Whitbread .... painter
Mark White .... painter
Paul Wiltshire .... supervising painter
Robert Wright .... carpenter
Sophie Tarver .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... supervising sound editor
Sam Auguste .... assistant sound editor
Gerry Bates .... boom operator
Mike Dowson .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Gastinel .... sound assistant
Howard Halsall .... assistant sound editor
Tim Hands .... adr editor
Michael Harris .... sound recordist: second unit (as Mike Harris)
Dick Hunt .... sound recordist: second unit
Christian Scallan .... sound engineer (as Chris Scallan)
Tommy Staples .... sound recordist: second unit
David Stephenson .... sound recordist
Mark Taylor .... sound re-recording mixer
Derek Trigg .... foley editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
George Gibbs .... special effects coordinator
George Gibbs .... special effects supervisor
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
John Keating .... special effects trainee
Stephen Paton .... senior special effects technician (as Steve Paton)
Peter Skehan .... senior special effects technician
Richard Stanbury .... special effects trainee
David Watson Jr. .... junior special effects technician
David Watson .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Steve Anderson .... visual effects artist
Phil Attfield .... digital visual effects compositor
Robin Beard .... digital visual effects compositor
Peter Chiang .... visual effects supervisor
Adam Christopher .... digital visual effects scanning/recording
Rebecca Farhall .... digital visual effects coordinator (as Rebecca Elliot)
Tom Hocking .... digital visual effects compositor
James Jordan .... digital compositor
Stefan Lange .... visual effects cameraman
Stefan Lange .... visual effects coordinator
Adrian Martin .... digital visual effects producer
Peter Medrow .... programmer
Brett Miller .... animator
Gruff Owen .... digital visual effects scanning/recording
Alasdair Scott .... title sequence designer
Steve Shaw .... digital visual effects producer
Steve Street .... animator
 
Stunts
Andy Bennett .... stunts (as Andy Bennet)
Richard Bradshaw .... stunts
Steve Caswell .... stunts
Simon Crane .... stunts
Gabe Cronnelly .... stunts (as Gabriel Cronnelly)
Danielle da Costa .... stunts (as Danielle Da Costa)
Ray De-Haan .... stunts (as Ray De Haan)
Neil Finnighan .... stunts (as Neil Finnegan)
Terry Forrestal .... stunt coordinator
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Nick Hobbs .... stunts
Sy Hollands .... stunts
Rowley Irlam .... stunts
Vincent Keane .... stunts
Derek Lea .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunts
Jo McLaren .... stunts
Peter Miles .... stunts
Dominic Preece .... stunts
Kiran Shah .... stunts
C.C. Smiff .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Peter White .... stunts
William Willoughby .... stunts (as Will Willoughby)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adefarasin .... camera trainee
Chris Allkins .... rigging electrician
John Arnold .... key grip
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
James Bloom .... clapper loader
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller
Pat Deveney .... electrician
Robert Diebelius .... rigging electrician
Danny Espey .... electrician
Ron Fleet .... second clapper loader
Ian Franklin .... electrician
Martin Goddard .... rigger
Peter Graffham .... stand-by rigger
Bob Hunt .... electrician
Mark Hutton .... generator operator
Oliver Loncraine .... second clapper loader
Barrie More .... rigging gaffer electrician
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
John Pitt .... rigger
David Price .... rigger
Sean Savage .... second camera operator
Ronnie Savory .... generator operator (as Ron Savory)
Steve Senior .... rigging electrician
Kenneth Serth .... rigger (as Ken Serth)
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Reg Smith .... rigger
Mitch Spooner .... best boy
Alan Stewart .... additional cinematographer: second unit
Iain Struthers .... second clapper loader
Bill Thornhill .... rigging electrician (as Billy Thornhill)
Martyn Welland .... electrician (as Martin Welland)
Andy Weller .... rigger (as Andrew Weller)
David Weller .... stand-by rigger
Ben Wilson .... second focus puller
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
Andy Young .... second grip
 
Casting Department
Kate Bulpitt .... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Kate Dowd .... casting: France
Sue Wood .... crowd casting
Corrina Bonicelli .... additional extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Clare Banet .... costume maker
Sue Bradbear .... costume maker
Melanie Carter .... costume maker
Ruth Caswell .... costume maker
Lee Clayton .... costume cutter
Lee Clayton .... tailor
Gill Crawford .... costume maker
John Denison .... wardrobe assistant
Katrina Frith .... wardrobe assistant
Frank Gardiner .... costume design director
Steve Gell .... textile artist
Dan Grace .... wardrobe assistant
Jane Grimshaw .... costume maker
Hilary Guthrie .... wardrobe assistant
Annie Hadley .... costume cutter
Nick Heather .... wardrobe assistant
Yvonne Jackson-French .... costume maker
Vivienne Jones .... costume assistant
Andrew Joslin .... costume maker
Linda Lashley .... costume maker
Kay Manasseh .... costume buyer
Sue Meyer .... costume maker
Tanya Mould .... costume maker
Tibor Máté .... costume maker (as Tibor Mate)
Anne Nichols .... costume maker
Jane Petrie .... wardrobe mistress
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
Marcia Smith .... costume maker
Roslyn Tiddy .... costume maker
Suzi Turnbull .... wardrobe supervisor
Natalie Ward .... wardrobe assistant
Berenice Wright .... wardrobe assistant
Dominic Young .... costume maker
Helen Christie .... jewellery maker (uncredited)
April Mills .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Gwendolyn Stukely .... costume buyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kate Buckland .... first assistant editor
Jatinderpal Chohan .... post-production coordinator
Celia Haining .... second assistant editor
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Peter Hunt .... color grader
Lionel Johnson .... co-second assistant editor
Justin Krish .... associate editor
Andrew MacRitchie .... first assistant editor
Paul Wojciechowski .... trailer editor
Christopher Womack .... cutting room trainee
 
Music Department
Gavin Cornish .... music copyist
John Dingle .... choir master
Ric Formosa .... conductor
Ric Formosa .... orchestrator
Steven Gizicki .... soundtrack executive
Robin Gray .... scoring engineer
George Guest .... conductor
Michael Higham .... music editor
David Hirschfelder .... conductor
David Hirschfelder .... orchestrator
Kirsten Lane .... music licensing coordinator
Nigel MacLean .... orchestra leader
Sam Schwartz .... assistant musical director (as Sam Schwarz)
Sam Schwartz .... conductor (as Sam Schwarz)
Dawn Soler .... executive in charge of music: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
John Thorn .... music copyist
Roger White .... music consultant
Jonathan Williams .... musician: cello
 
Transportation Department
Mike Beaven .... unit driver
John Cornelius .... driver: facility truck
Bob Dean .... driver: facility truck
Graham Fordham .... transportation coordinator
Roger Hardman .... driver: facility truck
Mike Harris .... driver: facility truck
Scott Henley .... driver: facility truck
Paul Jones .... driver: facility truck
Dave Machin .... transportation coordinator
Tony Moorhead .... camera car driver
Enyo Mortty .... unit driver
Terry Reece .... unit driver
Mark Russell .... driver: facility truck
Albert Smith .... driver: facility truck
John Smith .... unit driver
Barry Stone .... driver: facility truck
Bob Turner .... driver: facility truck
Mark West .... driver: facility truck
 
Other crew
Jose Romero Abuin .... supervising rigger
Jordan Archer .... unit nurse
Tim Aslam .... head pre-fitter
Simon August .... location department trainee
Sean Barrett .... milliner
Debbie Brodie .... food stylist
Rashid Chinchanwala .... director of finance
Steve Dent .... supplier: horses and carriages
Kate Dimmock .... continuity trainee: second unit
Juliette Dow .... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Penny Dyer .... dialogue coach
Jake Edmonds .... health and safety advisor
Sarah Fleet .... assistant accountant
Liam Foley .... assistant: Mr. Kapur
Simon Fraser .... production coordinator
Suzanne Freeborn .... unit nurse
Cyril Gibbons .... health and safety officer
Jacqueline M. Granger .... production assistant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Rachel Holroyd .... vice president of business affairs
Viviane Horne .... stand-in
Paul Jackson .... health and safety advisor
Joseph Jayawardena .... location assistant
Nina Khoshaba .... company coordinator
Joe Lacey .... stand-in
Sue Lefton .... choreographer
Jennifer Lewicki .... assistant: Alison Owen
Karen McLuskey .... production assistant
Victoria Mielewska .... dialect coach: pre-production
Zoe Morgan .... continuity assistant
Steve Morphew .... stand-in
Angela Morrison .... senior vice president of business affairs
Stephen Naulls .... assistant accountant
Susan Nicholson .... production accountant
Alex Oakley .... floor runner
Benjamin Ogley .... production runner (as Ben Ogley)
Maggie Phelan .... financial controller
Justin Pollard .... researcher (as Justin D. Pollard)
Sue Quinn .... location manager
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Frances Richardson .... assistant accountant
Mathilde Sandberg .... dyer
Patric Scott .... unit publicist
Diana Scrivener .... assistant choreographer
Dean Taylor .... stand-in
Lara Thompson .... assistant: Mr. Fellner
Julian Tomlin .... director of finance
Rebecca Townsend .... head pre-fitter
Tracey Tucker .... production assistant
John Turk .... boat master
John Tweedle .... boat master
Joan Washington .... pre-production coach
Kevin Welch .... supervising rigger
Rebecca Wiseman .... chef
Jami Wrenn .... assistant: Mr. Rush
Steve Hideg .... head technician (uncredited)
John Kearney .... horse wrangler (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen" - USA (closing credits title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and sexuality
Runtime:
124 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Austria:16 | Brazil:16 | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-14 | France:U | Germany:12 (f) (bw) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #35933)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes) recites "My true love hath my heart" to Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), a sonnet written by Sir Philip Sidney, son-in-law of Sir Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), trusted advisor to the queen.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The beginning of the film shows Robert Dudley with Elizabeth while she was arrested. Historically, Robert Dudley, his four surviving brothers (including Guildford), and his sister-in-law (Lady Jane Grey) were all in the Tower of London indefinitely. In fact, Wyatt's rebellion threatened all of their lives and brought about the executions of Jane and Guilford, while Robert and his remaining three brothers would stay in the tower until being released later that year.See more »
Quotes:
Sir Francis Walsingham:[how a wise man would change allegiance] There are but two choices: he would get into bed with either Spain or France.
Mary of Guise:[laughs, then smiles wickedly] And... whose bed would you prefer?
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Requiem AeternamSee more »

FAQ

How accurate is this movie to the actual history?
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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
mediochre, 10 November 2000
Author: dan_nw from Canada

Although I actually enjoyed the movie, I found the liberties taken with the history very frustrating. Especially since it was billed as an historical film!

The other problem I had with the film was the women's clothes. The costuming was atrocious! Most of the garments seemed to be based on popular fictionalized views of the 16th century. I mean, I even noticed someone wearing the Disney's Snow White dress all in blue! With so much information available on 16th century clothing there is no excuse.

I think the designer's claim that she wanted to do a "jeans & t-shirt" approach to the 16th century was a sign of laziness and silly (they had their own types of relaxed clothes - she didn't have to make it up).

When all is said and done, I did enjoy the film but, don't use it as a base for either history or costumes. In other words, enjoy the fairy tale but, don't use it for a refernce film.

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