Elizabeth/Elizabeth:The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Kathy Burke, Eric Cantona, James Frain, Vincent Cassel, Daniel Craig, Angus Deayton, Edward Hardwicke, Terence Rigby, Amanda Ryan, Kelly Macdonald, Emily Mortimer, John Gielgud, George Yiasomi, Jamie Forman, Wayne Sleep, Michael Beint, Kenny Doughty, Joseph O'Conor, Edward Highmore, Daniel Moynihan, Donald Pelmear, Vladimir Vega, Jordi Molla, Aimee King, John Shrapnel, Samantha Morton, Susan Lynch, Rhys Ifans, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish, Penelope McGhie
Double bill of films starring Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I.
In 'Elizabeth' (1998), It's 1554 and England is ruled by the fervently Catholic Queen Mary (Kathy Burke), whose persecution of Protestants even extends to her own half-sister, Elizabeth (Blanchett).
When Mary dies, Elizabeth succeeds to the throne, but finds her country under threat from the Scots, French and Spanish.
Although conducting an affair with Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester (Joseph Fiennes), Elizabeth is urged by her advisors to wed and produce an heir.
Meanwhile, plots against her are being hatched by the Catholic bishops, and Elizabeth soon becomes the target of an assassination attempt.
In 'Elizabeth:The Golden Age' (2007), Blanchett reprises her role as the 'Virgin Queen'.
This time round Elizabeth has to contend with the rising power of Spain, as Philip II (Jordi Molla) readies an armada for invasion, intent on returning England to Catholic influence.
While her trusty servant Sir Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush) works tirelessly to protect her from numerous plots, Elizabeth discovers she has a potential weakness in her fondness for Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen).
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Enhanced WS tv
- Bonus Footage
- Deleted Scenes
- Commentary: Shekhar Kapur (Director)
- Making Of Documentary
- Other Documentary: 'Elizabeth - The Golden Age': 'Inside Elizabeth's World', 'Creating the Armada', 'Towers, Courts and Cathedrals'