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This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

  1. Michael Hirst


  2. Shekhar Kapur


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  1. Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett

    Elisabeth I

  2. Geoffrey Rush

    Geoffrey Rush

    Sir Francis Walsingham

  3. Christopher Eccleston

    Christopher Eccleston

    Duke of Norfolk

  4. Joseph Fiennes

    Joseph Fiennes

    Robert Dudley

  5. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Sir William Cecil

  6. Fanny Ardant

    Fanny Ardant

    Mary of Guise

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 4m

Budget $30,000,000.00

Revenue $82,150,642.00

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Release Information

  • September 13, 1998
    R, Theatrical



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