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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.


Josie Rourke


Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by)
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Updated: 14 September 2018
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Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Gemma Chan ... Bess of Hardwick
Margot Robbie ... Queen Elizabeth I
Saoirse Ronan ... Mary Stuart
David Tennant ... John Knox
Guy Pearce ... Sir William Cecil
Joe Alwyn ... Robert Dudley
Ian Hart ... Lord Maitland
Jack Lowden ... Lord Darnley
Brendan Coyle ... Earl of Lennox
Martin Compston ... Earl of Bothwell
Adrian Lester
Eileen O'Higgins ... Mary Beaton
Ismael Cruz Cordova ... Rizzio
Adam Stevenson Adam Stevenson ... Urie Campbell
Michael Cobb ... Soldier


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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Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Maria Stuart, Königin von Schottland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos


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Did You Know?


David Tennant appears in this film, which also features Elizabeth I. Previously, Tennant starred in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary "The Day of the Doctor", which showed the Tenth Doctor having a romantic relationship with Queen Elizabeth I whom he married. See more »

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