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Elizabeth I: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Part 2 of 2. HBO Films miniseries that explores the intersection of the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth I.


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Release Date:
22 April 2006 (USA) See more »
Miniseries about the the public and private lives of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I.
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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 23 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [32])

Helen Mirren ... Elizabeth I (2 episodes, 2005)

Hugh Dancy ... Earl of Essex (2 episodes, 2005)

Toby Jones ... Robert Cecil (2 episodes, 2005)

Patrick Malahide ... Sir Francis Walsingham (2 episodes, 2005)

Ian McDiarmid ... Lord Burghley (2 episodes, 2005)
Toby Salaman ... Dr Lopez (2 episodes, 2005)
Ann Firbank ... Lady Anne (2 episodes, 2005)

Jeremy Irons ... Earl of Leicester / ... (2 episodes, 2005)

Ewen Bremner ... King James VI (2 episodes, 2005)

Barbara Flynn ... Mary Queen of Scots (2 episodes, 2005)
Will Keen ... Francis Bacon (2 episodes, 2005)
Jérémie Covillault ... Duke of Anjou (2 episodes, 2005)

Eddie Redmayne ... Southampton (2 episodes, 2005)
Erick Deshors ... Jean de Simier (2 episodes, 2005)

Ben Pullen ... Sir Walter Raleigh (2 episodes, 2005)

Charlotte Asprey ... Frances Walsingham (2 episodes, 2005)

Simon Woods ... Gifford (2 episodes, 2005)
Diana Kent ... Lady Essex (2 episodes, 2005)
Malcolm Terris ... Chaplain (2 episodes, 2005)

Douglas Reith ... Judge (2 episodes, 2005)
Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Sir Anthony Babington (2 episodes, 2005)

John McEnery ... Jesuit Priest / ... (2 episodes, 2005)

Martin Savage ... Stubbs (2 episodes, 2005)
Anna Steel ... Lady in Waiting / ... (2 episodes, 2005)

David Delve ... Sir Francis Drake (2 episodes, 2005)
Ramunas Rudokas ... Thomas Burghley (2 episodes, 2005)
Martin Marquez ... Don Bernadino de Mendoza (2 episodes, 2005)
Charles Millham ... Priest (2 episodes, 2005)
Mykolas Dorofejus ... Davison (2 episodes, 2005)
Geoffrey T. Bersey ... Hatton (2 episodes, 2005)

Jamie Glover ... Richard (2 episodes, 2005)
Rimantas Magdzevicius ... Howard of Effingham (2 episodes, 2005)

Series Directed by
Tom Hooper (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Writing credits
Nigel Williams (2 episodes, 2005)

Series Produced by
George Faber .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Suzan Harrison .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Charles Pattinson .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Barney Reisz .... producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Gary Tuck .... line producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Nigel Williams .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Original Music by
Rob Lane (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Cinematography by
Larry Smith (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Film Editing by
Beverley Mills (1 episode, 2005)
Melanie Oliver (1 episode, 2005)
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (2 episodes, 2005)
Arturas Zukauskas (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Production Design by
Eve Stewart (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Art Direction by
Leon McCarthy (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Set Decoration by
Sarah Whittle (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Costume Design by
Mike O'Neill (1 episode, 2005)
Series Makeup Department
Laura Kreivyte .... hair stylist: extras / makeup artist: extras (2 episodes, 2005)
Josh Weston .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2005)

Jan Hope-Kavanagh .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Iain Lawrence .... assistant director: pre-shoot rehearsals (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Julius Baratinskis .... painter (2 episodes, 2005)
Eric Olive .... props (2 episodes, 2005)

Arturas Cerkauskas .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Peter Dorme .... draughtsman (unknown episodes)
Aurelijus Gaidelionis .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Sarune Tautvaisaite .... stand-by art director (unknown episodes)
Sandra Urbonaite .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Alexandros Sidiropoulos .... foley recordist & editor (2 episodes, 2005)
Lee Walpole .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2005)

Craig Burns .... additional boom operator (unknown episodes)
Alex Ellerington .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Iain Eyre .... crowd editor (unknown episodes)
Kahl Henderson .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Martin Jensen .... assistant dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Simon Price .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Russell Horth .... lead compositor (2 episodes, 2005)

Richard Baker .... digital compositor: The Mill (unknown episodes)
David A.T. Bowman .... visual effects supervisor: Mill TV (unknown episodes)
Astrid Busser-Casas .... digital compositor: The Mill (unknown episodes)
Melissa Butler Adams .... digital compositor: The Mill (unknown episodes)
Loraine Cooper .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
James D. Etherington .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Ilyas Kaduji .... digital matte painter / head 3D artist (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Kiddell .... visual effects concept designer: Mill TV (unknown episodes)
Nicola Kingham .... visual effects producer: Mill TV (unknown episodes)
Gurel Mehmet .... lead digital matte painter: Mill TV (unknown episodes)
Stuart Partridge .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Jenna Powell .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Bo B. Randulff .... visual effects director of photography (unknown episodes)
Adrian Russell .... digital matte painter (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Arturas Nemanis .... horse trainer (2 episodes, 2005)
Ruta Nemanyte .... stunt rider (2 episodes, 2005)
Andrej Riabokon .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2005)

Tom Cox .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Leonid Kotik .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Titas Obelenis .... lighting technician (1 episode, 2005)

Pete Cavaciuti .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Linas Dikcius .... assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Dmitry Gribanov .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Vytaitas Gudlevicius .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Vydmantas Plepys .... second focus puller (unknown episodes)
Bo B. Randulff .... second camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Rosie Porter .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2005)

Dalia Vizgirdaite .... local casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sean Barrett .... milliner / specialty milliner (2 episodes, 2005)
Samantha Horn .... assistant costume designer (2 episodes, 2005)
Julija Mickenaite .... costume trainee (2 episodes, 2005)
Series Editorial Department
Beverley Mills .... associate editor (unknown episodes)
Dan Preston .... assistant on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer (2 episodes, 2005)

Steve Parr .... music mixer / music recordist (unknown episodes)
R.S.V.P. Voices .... musician: choir (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Nick Jeffries .... armourer (2 episodes, 2005)
Deryn Stafford .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)
Loreta Zajarskyte .... assistant production coordinator (2 episodes, 2005)

Andzei Delnik .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Nicki Nightingale .... prompter (unknown episodes)
Ruta Zilinskaite .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Simon Thurley .... special thanks (unknown episodes)

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223 min (2 parts)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The cast includes three Oscar winners: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons and Eddie Redmayne.See more »
Continuity: When Elizabeth visits Mary Queen of Scots, Mary is wearing a large crucifix and chain. A few moments later, Mary's crucifix has vanished from her chain. When Elizabeth leaves, the long shot shows the crucifix has returned.See more »
Queen Elizabeth I:[to Leicester] The only thing that will kiss in this affair are lawyers pens and lawyers papers.See more »


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57 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic - plays like a medieval version of the Sopranos!, 7 October 2005
Author: Peter Hayes from United Kingdom

The colourful later life of England's famous "Virgin Queen." Helen Mirren takes on the role of her lifetime (she has cleared a shelf for the awards already I bet!) as Elizabeth I the last of the Tudors. Queen of England during war, peace and everything that goes in-between.

Notable support comes from Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy (as her later life "love interest" - the Earl of Essex), Ian McDiarmid and Patrick Malahide.

Part of the official blurb reads: "Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, reunited a nation divided by religious strife, faced down the Spanish Armada and, after an unprecedented forty-five year reign, died one of England's best-loved monarchs. During her time as Queen, poets and playwrights wrote about her, artists painted her, composers dedicated their work to her, all contributing to the legend of GIoriana, the Virgin Queen.

But Elizabeth I looks beyond the myth, at the woman behind the crown. The woman subjected to a humiliating gynaecological examination when contemplating marrying a French prince, to ensure she was still able to have children. The woman who ran a country and yet who wasn't allowed to marry the man she loved. The woman who, in her mid-fifties, conducted a passionate affair with a man half her age, a man whose arrogance eventually led him to mount a desperate challenge for Elizabeth's throne. " Couldn't have put it better myself.

What a fantastic piece of work this is. There may be 240 minutes (the UK TV version was shown in 2*120 minutes) of it, but I wasn't bored by a single minute. Indeed I wish there had been more.

Helen Mirren might no longer be up to prancing around nude in semi-exploitation movies - so she has to turn to her acting talent. And boy what a role to get her teeth in to: One minute chamber flirt and the next a kind of Tony Soprano signing the death warrant of anyone who displeases - even if they once held special place in her heart.

I bet I am not the only one to notice the lead role is a bit like Margaret Thatcher!

A word of warning this is very bloody indeed. When someone has their head cut off the camera doesn't actually pan away. American HBO viewers look out for it in the listings or you will miss out on a treat.

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