Elizabeth

[15]

United Kingdom 1998, 124 mins
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett

This historical drama chronicles how a young queen overcame internal conspiracy, assassination attempts and foreign opposition to emerge as one of Europe's most powerful monarchs during the 16th Century.

Imprisoned by her half-sister Mary when she was 16, Elizabeth was swept onto the throne and crowned Queen of England at the age of 23.

A woman of intelligence and vitality, Elizabeth will deploy whatever means necessary to keep, or take, what is rightfully hers.

Featured among the ensemble are Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth and Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham, the Queen's counsel and lethal enforcer.