Lists: Biopic, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1998: # 0)

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Lisa Marie Bowman75 - Great performance from Cate Blanchett.
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David Baruffi61

People Involved

  • Cate Blanchett (Elisabeth I)
  • Geoffrey Rush (Sir Francis Walsingham)
  • Christopher Eccleston (Duke of Norfolk)
  • Joseph Fiennes (Robert Dudley)
  • Richard Attenborough (Sir William Cecil)
  • Fanny Ardant (Mary of Guise)
  • Eric Cantona (Monsieur de Foix)
  • Vincent Cassel (Duc dAnjou)
  • Kathy Burke (Queen Mary)
  • Edward Hardwicke (Earl of Arundel)
  • Emily Mortimer (Kat Ashley)
  • John Gielgud (The Pope)
  • James Frain (Alvaro de la Quadra)
  • Kelly Macdonald (Isabel Knollys)
  • Kenny Doughty (Sir Thomas Elyot)
  • Daniel Craig (John Ballard)
  • Shekhar Kapur (Director)