“Elizabeth” quotes

Plot – England, 1554. The country is plagued by financial instabilities and the Catholic Queen Mary I, feeling close to death, intensifies the fight against Protestantism. Even Princess Elizabeth, her younger sister and the legitimate heir to the throne, is considered unorthodox and persecuted, but the attempt to condemn her to death fails. When Mary dies, she's crowned Queen and she immediately makes Robert Dudley, the man she loves from childhood, return from exile. Meanwhile, England goes bankrupt and is seriously threatened by the foreign interference. Many enemies lurk within the court. The most powerful is the Duke of Norfolk. Cecil, head of the secretariat, recommends Elizabeth to make a marriage of convenience but the Queen refuses. The situation worsens because of the presence of French troops on the Scottish border. Moreover, the Vatican mistrusts the new queen's religion. Conspiracies multiply. When the responsibles are found, Elizabeth accepts Walsingham's advice to start a merciless counterattack. All the enemies of the country are eliminated. Now Elizabeth is the absolute master of England and decides to devote herself entirely to her country, renouncing marriage for ever.
All actors – Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Eric Cantona, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Burke, Edward Hardwicke, Emily Mortimer, John Gielgud, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox, Terence Rigby, Peter Stockbridge, Amanda Ryan, Valerie Gale, George Antoni, James Frain, Jamie Foreman, Kelly Macdonald, Wayne Sleep, Sally Grey, Kate Loustau, Elika Gibbs, Sarah Owen, Lily Allen, Joe White, Matt Andrews, Liam Foley, Lewis Jones, Michael Beint, Angus Deayton, Kenny Doughty, Hayley Burroughs, Joseph O'Conor, Brendan O'Hea, Edward Highmore, Daniel Moynihan, Jeremy Hawk, Donald Pelmear, James Rowe, Tim Bevan, Charles Cartmell, Edward Purver, Daniel Craig, Vladimir Vega, Alfie Allen, Daisy Bevan, Jennifer Lewicki, Viviane Horne, Nick Smallman, Martin L. Evans, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Ben Mars, Daniel O'Meara, Jocelyn Quivrin, Matthew Rhys, Christian Simpson
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