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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

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Josie Rourke

Writers:

Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by) (as Dr. John Guy)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bain ... Snuffer Woman
Richard Cant ... Thomas Andrews
Guy Rhys Guy Rhys ... Earl of Kent
Thom Petty ... Earl of Shrewsbury
Saoirse Ronan ... Mary Stuart
Izuka Hoyle ... Mary Seton
Margot Robbie ... Queen Elizabeth I
John Ramm John Ramm ... Bull
Simon Russell Beale ... Robert Beale
Abby Cassidy Abby Cassidy ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Shalisha James-Davis Shalisha James-Davis ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Maria Dragus ... Mary Fleming
Eileen O'Higgins ... Mary Beaton
Liah O'Prey ... Mary Livingston
Greg Miller Burns ... Thomas Hepburn
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Storyline

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history. Written by Focus Features

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,777, 9 December 2018

Gross USA:

$16,468,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,672,564
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that Saoirse Ronan and Vanessa Redgrave were cast as the same characters on screen. Redgrave played Mary Stuart in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971). She also played the older Briony Tallis in Atonement (2007); Ronan played the younger Briony. See more »

Goofs

In the film, Mary, Queen of Scots, pardons Henry, Lord Darnley, for his part in the plot to kill David Rizzio. In real life, Darnley was never indicted, and no such pardon was issued. See more »

Quotes

John Knox: If a Prince strays from God's will, it is not in doubt that they may be resisted. And in your case, as with all women: their sight is but blindness; their strength, weakness; their counsel, foolishness; their judgment, frenzy. Are we to abide a papist and a woman both?
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Les Poules Huppées
Written by Gilles Chabenat
Arranged by William Lyons
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Be Accurate Historically to the Time Perios
8 September 2019 | by joewhalen7See all my reviews

There were no African nobles in the court of Elizabeth I of England in the 16th century. Having black actors play some of the parts in this movie makes as much sense as having women as generals in that era. If you are going to do a historical film, either stick to the facts of the time period or don't do the film. Maybe the next time they can have a Leonard Nimoy look alike with Spock ears play the English ambassador to Scotland.


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