• Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 5th, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Queen Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) faces threats to her rule from abroad and at home. Determined to restore England to Roman Catholicism, Spain's King Philip II dispatches his armada. Sworn to her country body and soul, Elizabeth must resist her love for charismatic seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) and watch as he and her handmaiden grow closer. Finally, trusted adviser Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush) uncovers a plot involving her cousin Mary Stuart.

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi MollĂ , Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Tom Hollander

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Studio Canal, Working Title Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry , Melodramatic , Fall , Engaging , Sacrifice , England , Forbidden love ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Blanchett commands the screen as she commands the royal navy. Her unforced majesty makes a so-so film worth watching. show more

  • 75
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Expect a fast-paced, beautifully mounted and well-acted soap opera with overripe dialogue that plays fast and loose with history - just like they did in the '30s, '40s and '50s - and you won't come away disappointed. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. Blanchett can do no wrong, and does none here, though the movie around her, a popcorn-worthy sequel to the 1998 "Elizabeth," often lapses into opacity or grandiosity. show more

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Winner Costume Design
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008)