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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

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Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bain ... Snuffer Woman
Richard Cant 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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duas Rainhas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,777, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$230,863, 11 December 2018
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Susanne Bier was originally attached to direct, but dropped out due to scheduling. See more »

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Earthy, feminist royalty tale with strong lead performances
12 December 2018 | by gortxSee all my reviews

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS takes an earthy, feminist view of the infamous 16th Century squabble between the Scottish ruler Mary (Saoirse Ronan) and her cousin Queen Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie) of England. Feature debuting Director Josie Rourke does a decent job (along with writers Beau Willimon and John Guy) of putting the viewer through the usual paces of battles, intrigue and deceit in these monarchy stories. What sets the movie apart from the average are the two actresses. Ronan (who is 24, but, can still credibly play a high schooler as she did last year in LADY BIRD) reminds us that many of these Monarchs of yore were but mere teens when they ascend to power. Mary is 18 when the story begins (having already been married at 16 and widowed). Ronan shows both the strength of her character, but also the impetuousness of youth - young lust among them. Robbie has never been better, particularly as the movie moves along and her choices become more and more difficult. Credit, too, for putting herself through some pretty hideous-looking makeup. Max Richter's score does a fine job of highlighting the drama, while John Mathieson's cinematography is well composed, if more than a little hampered by the use of digital (dark, murky settings do not highlight the strengths of that medium). The Costuming is spot on. The rest of the cast acquits themselves well, even in the shadow of the dominating leads. MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS makes for a more than equal match to this season's THE FAVOURITE for your own Royal double feature.


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