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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.


Thomas Imbach


Thomas Imbach, Stefan Zweig (novel) | 2 more credits »
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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


Mary Queen of Scots spends her childhood in France and is meant to become also Queen of France. However, her ailing husband dies and the young widow returns alone to Scotland, a country devastated by war. Elizabeth has just become Queen of England, for Mary she is like a twin sister to whom she can open her heart. Mary weds again and gives birth to an heir to the thrown. Her second husband, Lord Darnley, proves to be a weakling. When Mary finds the love of her life, the Earl of Bothwell, she has Darnley murdered and marries Bothwell. Horrified by this deed and the blind passion that motivated it, both the nobles and the people of Scotland spurn her. To avert a bloody battle, Mary is compelled to give up her beloved Bothwell. In desperate straits, she turns to Elizabeth for help. In response, the Queen of England imprisons her. After 19 years spent in a golden cage, Mary finds release at last: Elizabeth sends her to the block. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Rock Music in a 16th Century Film!
29 August 2016 | by grc46See all my reviews

Wonderful movie but suffers severely for the inclusion of 'Rock Music' in a film that takes place in the 16th Century. Really an incredible mistake and I'm just trying to fathom 'why'? It rates so well in all other categories so I just can't quite figure the reason. I saw the series 'The Tudors' and it was just astounding with such attention to every detail including the music. If anyone can 'clue' me into the reasoning then I would be grateful. Possibly the producers felt the rest of the production would be too weak without the inclusion of such inappropriate music but everything else is so obviously up to snuff and then some so I am still left with this question. However, please make this a must on your list of historical series to view just hold your noses when the music is played. Henry the VIII would probably lop the head off of the producer who made this decision.

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Release Date:

12 November 2014 (France) See more »

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Romainmôtier, Switzerland See more »


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