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Elizabeth: The Golden Age Details

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Elizabeth I (Cate Blanchett) faces bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II (Jordi Molla) — with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada — determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen). But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess (Abbie Cornish), to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy. As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth’s court at home.

  • Release date:October 12, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jenny Shircore Best Makeup and Hair 2007 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Cate Blanchett Best Actress 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Cate Blanchett Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Cate Blanchett Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Cate Blanchett Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cate Blanchett Best Actress 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Roberts Best Production Design 2007 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Guy H. Dyas Best Production Design 2007 Nominee
Art Directors Guild Guy H. Dyas Best Art Direction in a Period Film 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alexandra Byrne Best Costume Design 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alexandra Byrne Best Costume Design 2007 Nominee

Cast

Cate Blanchett
as Queen Elizabeth I
Geoffrey Rush
as Sir Francis Walsingham
Clive Owen
as Sir Walter Raleigh
Rhys Ifans
as Robert Reston
Jordi Mollà
as King Philip II of Spain
Abbie Cornish
as Bess Throckmorton
Samantha Morton
as Mary Stuart
Tom Hollander
as Sir Amyas Paulet
Antony Carrick
as Spanish Archbishop
David Threlfall
as Dr. John Dee
Eddie Redmayne
as Thomas Babington
John Shrapnel
as Lord Howard
Laurence Fox
as Sir Christopher Hatton
Adrian Scarborough
as Calley
Steven Robertson
as Francis Throckmorton
Sam Spruell
Tim Preece

Crew

Shekhar Kapur
Director
Jonathan Cavendish
Producer
Tim Bevan
Producer
Eric Fellner
Producer
William Nicholson
Screenwriter
Michael Hirst
Screenwriter
Remi Adefarasin
Cinematographer
A.R. Rahman
Composer (Music Score)
Nick Angel
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jill Bilcock
Editor
Guy H. Dyas
Production Designer
Mary Richards
Co-producer
Liza Chasin
Executive Producer
Debra Hayward
Executive Producer
Michael Hirst
Executive Producer
Alexandra Byrne
Costume Designer
Fiona Weir
Casting
Jenny Shircore
Hair Styles
Jenny Shircore
Makeup
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