Elizabeth I (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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 Elizabeth I (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Earl of Essex (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Robert Cecil (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sir Francis Walsingham (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Lady Anne (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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On his experience filming the series, Eddie Redmayne had this story to tell: "The director, Tom Hooper said "One last thing: Eddie, have you ever been on a horse?" I said "Yes." Cut to Lithuania, two weeks later, a huge Elizabethan street, Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons are standing at this balcony, and there's Tom, cameras, rain machines, 50 Lithuanian extras, spurs attached to my feet, and I'm thinking, "At what point do I tell them that I have never, ever ridden a horse?" It was then that I realized a big part of the cliché of actors lying in auditions is that you should probably try to do the thing you said you can do before filming starts. Anyway, I nearly killed people as the horse galloped off at a hundred miles an hour after I gave it the slightest nudge. Tom came out with his megaphone and shouted, "You're a liar, Redmayne!". See more »

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The poem Essex is supposed to have written to Elizabeth on the day of his execution was written by Chidiock (Charles) Tichbourne (1558-1586) just before his execution for his part in the Babington plot, a conspiracy to assassinate Elizabeth. See more »

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Queen Elizabeth I: Oh Robin, I'm set about by enemies and I know not who to trust.
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester: Well not France, I beg you.
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The Humanity Of The Icon
3 May 2006 | by (Rome, Italy) – See all my reviews

I'm so brainwashed about Elizabeth I, Bette Davis, Judi Dench, Glenda Jackson, Flora Robson that it was startling at first to get to know the woman behind the icon. Helen Mirren is beyond superb, she is a miracle worker. Meryl Streep called her "an acting God" and she wasn't kidding. I'm not going to go into the story, we all know it, more or less, but I can assure you we've never seen it quite like this. Her imposing presence doesn't cancel her humanity, her rages, her pain, her longing her capacity for love and compassion with the fierce awareness that she is the queen and not just any old queen but Elizabeth I Queen of England. A total absorbing delight from beginning to end. Long Live Helen Mirren!


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