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The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I - Red Rose of the House of Tudor (2000)

A fictionalized account of the childhood of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Director:

René Bonnière (as Rene Bonniere)

Writers:

Kathryn Lasky (book), Ann MacNaughton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Daniel Clark ... Robin Dudley
Tamara Hope ... Elizabeth
Ron Kennell ... Will Somers
Byron Long Byron Long ... Prince Edward
Jennifer Wigmore ... Queen Catherine Parr

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Towards the end of her father Henry the VIII's reign, a young Elizabeth quarrels with half-sister Mary Tudor and worries that her beloved stepmother Catherine Parr will face the same fate as Henry's other wives, including Elizabeth's mother Anne Boleyn. Written by Rebecca <Rebecca191@aol.com>

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Drama | Family | History

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Elizabeth: When I am queen, I will not grovel before any man.
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But what if you don't own a spice rack...?
31 May 2005 | by nerovilleSee all my reviews

This Scholastic video version of Kathryn Lasky's "Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor" is not so great, but it's short enough, and it's less obnoxious than, say, an episode of Dragonball Z. The plot mainly consists of kiddie Elizabeth writing in her diary, suffering the torments of her half-sister Mary (who is yet again portrayed as having black hair- when actually her hair was as red as Elizabeth's), and trying to keep her good stepmom Queen Catherine from becoming Beheaded Wife #3. It's all pleasantly ludicrous, and the costumes are nicer than you'd expect for a straight-to-video production. But one wonders- were *any* English child actors available to Scholastic Inc.? It seems that they chose the American child actors who were least able fake a convincing English accent; Tamara Hope's accent wanders all over the place, from upper Wisconsin to Cockney a la Dick van Dyke. But it's all harmless enough, I suppose, and worthwhile enough for a twelve-year-old with a Tudor obsession to check out from the library. (But the book is much better.)


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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Canada

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