Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
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 Robert Cecil 2 episodes, 2005
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Toby Salaman ...
 Dr Lopez 2 episodes, 2005
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 Lady Anne 2 episodes, 2005
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 King James VI 2 episodes, 2005
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 Francis Bacon 2 episodes, 2005
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 Duke of Anjou 2 episodes, 2005
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 Southampton 2 episodes, 2005
Erick Deshors ...
 Jean de Simier 2 episodes, 2005
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 Sir Walter Raleigh 2 episodes, 2005
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 Frances Walsingham 2 episodes, 2005
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Diana Kent ...
 Lady Essex 2 episodes, 2005
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 Chaplain 2 episodes, 2005
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Geoffrey Streatfeild ...
 Sir Anthony Babington 2 episodes, 2005
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 Jesuit Priest / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Martin Savage ...
Anna Steel ...
 Lady in Waiting / ... 2 episodes, 2005
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 Sir Francis Drake 2 episodes, 2005
Ramunas Rudokas ...
 Thomas Burghley 2 episodes, 2005
Martin Marquez ...
 Don Bernadino de Mendoza 2 episodes, 2005
Charles Millham ...
Mykolas Dorofejus ...
Geoffrey T. Bersey ...
Rimantas Magdzevicius ...
 Howard of Effingham 2 episodes, 2005
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Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Elisabet I  »

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Helen Mirren went on to play Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006), and won a Best Actor Oscar for playing the part. Tom Hooper went on direct The King's Speech (2010), which was about Elizabeth's father, King George VI. Colin Firth won Best Actor for playing that part. See more »

Goofs

When Leicester says to Elizabeth 'Kiss me, Bess' his hand is placed on the back of her neck. When the camera changes angle his hand has moved to her cheek. See more »

Quotes

Executioner: Pardon me.
Mary Queen of Scots: I hope that you shall make an end of all my troubles.
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Featured in The Story of the Costume Drama: Picture Perfect (2008) See more »

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It was brilliant...
1 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was initially surprised channel 4 produced this story so soon after the other recent production. But soon after watching some of this.. i realised why they did. The script is simply a masterpiece and whilst much of the dialog is straight forward and narrative at times this piece ascends into a work comparable to Shakespeare. Some of the wordplay is exemplary and i think any fans of the genre would seriously enjoy this.

The acting made you feel like you were watching a Hollywood movie making its premier on television, and by that i mean just as great as you would expect with both lead actors giving performances that made me feel like i was getting favours under my desk at work.


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