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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

Writers:

Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by) (as Dr. John Guy)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bain ... Snuffer Woman
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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Two Queens. One Future. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,777, 9 December 2018

Gross USA:

$16,468,499

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,710,283
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that Saoirse Ronan and Vanessa Redgrave were cast as the same characters on screen. Redgrave played Mary Stuart in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971). She also played the older Briony Tallis in Atonement (2007); Ronan played the younger Briony. See more »

Goofs

Numerous shots reveal multiple piercings in Queen Mary's ears. This is apparently not accidental, as Mary is wearing numerous earrings each time. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: I was jealous. Your beauty. Your bravery. Your motherhood. You seemed to surpass me in every way. But now I see there is no cause for envy. Your gifts are your downfall.
Mary Stuart: What now, sister?
Queen Elizabeth I: You will still have my protection. Under my terms.
Mary Stuart: Until you have me killed?
Queen Elizabeth I: I will do no such thing.
Mary Stuart: Wouldn't you? As Henry killed your mother?
Queen Elizabeth I: I am not my father.
Mary Stuart: But, you share his blood.
Queen Elizabeth I: As long as you do not provoke my enemies, you have nothing to fear. Your fate rests in your own hands.
Mary Stuart: If I seek to help...
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Les Poules Huppées
Written by Gilles Chabenat
Arranged by William Lyons
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movie was history fiction
26 February 2019 | by louiethepittSee all my reviews

My God the historic inaccuracies are beyond... sorry guys but in those days Scotland nor England had the bast empire they later had during Victorian Era...seems the movie is confusing Isabel 1st with Victoria...where did all the black Nobles came from?...my God...I give it a 4, i'm deducting 2 just for the destruction of History confusing the young.


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