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Mary Queen of Scots (2013)

A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.

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Thomas Imbach

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Thomas Imbach, Stefan Zweig (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camille Rutherford ... Mary
Mehdi Dehbi ... David Riccio
Sean Biggerstaff ... Bothwell
Aneurin Barnard ... Darnley
Edward Hogg ... Moray
Tony Curran ... John Knox
François Florey François Florey ... French Nobleman
Bruno Todeschini ... De Croc
Joana Preiss ... Marie de Guise
Vittoria Turelli Vittoria Turelli ... Young Mary Seton
Lana Brasileiro Lana Brasileiro ... Young Mary Livingstone
Roxane Duran ... Mary Seton
Ornella Turelli Ornella Turelli ... Young Mary Fleming
Gaia Weiss ... Mary Fleming
Thilane Bifrare Thilane Bifrare ... Young Mary Beaton
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A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head.

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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 November 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Maria, królowa Szkotów See more »

Filming Locations:

Romainmôtier, Switzerland See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Suffers From Poor Casting
28 March 2019 | by HistoryBeeSee all my reviews

An historically honest film, if a painfully dull one. It suffers from the nearly completely lackluster casting. The one bright spot is Sean Biggerstaff as Bothwell, a much better actor than his CV might suggest, which almost makes it worse. The film likely would have been better received had the entire cast suffered from the same quality of dullness, but Biggerstaff is so natural and unaffected that everyone around him appears even more contrived and wooden. He's a diamond against cheap black crepe, easily and unintentionally outshining everyone in any scene he's in, though Edward Hogg comes closest to giving him a run for his money.

His French is atrocious, though.

Worth seeing if you've two hours to kill, low expectations, and/or want to see a clear juxtaposition of masterful acting against mediocre acting.


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