• Publication date: December 28, 2013

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

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A view into the final years of Queen Elizabeth's rule over Britain.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

December 28, 2013 20:00 (KSA) ~ December 28, 2013 19:00 (CLT)

The year is 1585 and Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) has recently disappointed a potential suitor, Spain's King Philip II (Jordi Mollà), who hoped to transform England into a Catholic state.  He still intends to fulfill the Pope's wish however by assassinating Elizabeth, hastening the ascension of her Catholic cousin, Mary Queen of Scots (Samantha Morton).

Meanwhile Elizabeth has become enchanted with Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen), though he misinterprets her romantic cues, and instead weds and impregnates Bess (Abbie Cornish), the queen's lady-in-waiting.  The impending arrival of Philip's Armada is a more pressing issue though, especially as the country falls deeper into debt.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age won an Oscar and was nominated for a Golden Globe.  The picture proved to be a commercial success, netting $74 million at theaters worldwide.

Starring:

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Geoffrey Rush
  • Clive Owen
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Jordi Mollà
  • Abbie Cornish
  • Samantha Morton

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Rating: PG-13