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Queen Elizabeth: a Movie Review

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Queen Elizabeth(1998) |
Movie Review |
Dami Oniga       HP3G-08 |
11/19/2011 |


Elizabeth (1988)
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
Written by : Michael   Hirst  
Director of Photography :   Remi Adefarasin
Edited by:   Jill Bilcock
Music by :   David Hirschfelder  
Produced by: Tim Bevan
  * Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I of England
  * Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham
  * Christopher Eccleston as Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk
  * Joseph Fiennes as Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester
  * Richard Attenborough as William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
  * Kathy Burke as Mary I of England
  * George Yiasoumi as Philip II of Spain
  * Emily Mortimer as Kat Ashley
  * Edward Hardwicke as Henry FitzAlan, 19th Earl of Arundel
  * Daniel Craig as John Ballard
  * James Frain as Alvaro de la Quadra
  * Kelly Macdonald as Isabel Knollys
  * Kenny Doughty as Sir Thomas Elyott
  * Angus Deayton as Wad, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  * John Gielgud as The Pope
  * Fanny Ardant as Mary of Guise
  * Vincent Cassel as Henri, Duc d'Anjou
  * Eric Cantona as Monsieur de Foix
Plot overview.
  King Henry VIII died and power is passed down to   his son Edward VI. Edward was only in power for a while, eventually he diedd   & now power is passed to his eldest daughter Mary, a Catholic. While Mary is in charge she believe the protestants (heretics) should be burned to death & that’s exactly what happens. Mary becomes sick and her half sister Elizabeth (protestant) is who is supposed to be given power next. The problem is that Mary WILL NOT allow a protestant to rule England. A rumor begins that a Protestant is becoming powerful and trying to overthrow the queen, Mary knows that Elizabeth is NOT behind it, but she still she puts Elizabeth in Jail under possible charges of being behind it. Of Course Elizabeth denies all charges, before Mary dies she asks Elizabeth to promise she will rule...


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