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Helena Bonham Carter,
The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex. Written by
The only authentic thing about it is Tom Hardy's 16th century teeth...
I am rating this whilst I'm watching it as I just have to tell someone... crikey this is bloody awful!!
The only authentic thing about it is Tom Hardy's 16th century teeth.
They've managed to take what was one of history's great stories add a pretty impressive cast and then through a masterful mix of dumbing down, historical inaccuracies, cringe worthy attempts to make it "current" and what can only be described as generally 'hammy' execution throughout made this an absolute pig of a show to watch.
It's like a history of Elizabeth I for the Simon Cowell generation. Yes, it's THAT bad.
Now, where's that remote...
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