Elizabeth Poster

Release Date: November 6th, 1998

DVD Release Date: May 25th, 1999

R|2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary
Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) becomes queen of a divided and dangerous England in 1558. She is roundly perceived as weak by threats from within and abroad, and she is strongly advised to marry by counsel William Cecil (Richard Attenborough). But she will be married only to her country. Intelligent and cautious, she must choose where to place her trust: with her shrewd secretary Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), a master of espionage, or her secret lover, Sir Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes).

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Kathy Burke, √Čric Cantona

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment

Distributors: Polygram, 20th Century Fox, Gramercy Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Brooding, Suspenseful, Emotional, England, Love, Sacrifice, Gripping

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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Music (Original Dramatic Score)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Winner Makeup
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1998)