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Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I

Sep 29, 2005 1h 40m GB
7.4
56 votes
  • Drama

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Synopsis

Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The miniseries covers approximately the last 24 years of her nearly 45-year reign. Part 1 focuses on the final years of her relationship with the Earl of Leicester, played by Jeremy Irons. Part 2 focuses on her subsequent relationship with the Earl of Essex, played by Hugh Dancy. The series originally was broadcast in the United Kingdom in two two-hour segments on Channel 4. It later aired on HBO in the United States, CBC and TMN in Canada, ATV in Hong Kong, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ Television One in New Zealand. The series went on to win Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe Awards. The same year, Helen Mirren starred as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, with which she dominated the award season.

Title Elizabeth I
First Air Date Sep 29, 2005
Last Air Date Oct 06, 2005
Episodes 2
Seasons 1
Companies Company Pictures, HBO Films, Channel 4 Television
Keywords virgin, england, monarchy, royal family, governance, queen elizabeth i, miniseries, queen of england, palace intrigue, historical drama, 16th century
Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Queen Elizabeth I
Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Earl of Leicester
Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
Ben Pullen

Ben Pullen

Sir Walter Raleigh
Charlotte Asprey

Charlotte Asprey

Frances Walsingham
Diana Kent

Diana Kent

Lady Essex
Geoffrey Streatfeild

Geoffrey Streatfeild

Sir Anthony Babington
John McEnery

John McEnery

Jesuit Priest
Erick Deshors

Erick Deshors

Jean de Simier
Will Keen

Will Keen

Francis Bacon
Barbara Flynn

Barbara Flynn

Mary Queen of Scots
Patrick Malahide

Patrick Malahide

Sir Francis Walsingham
Ewen Bremner

Ewen Bremner

King James VI
Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid

Lord Burghley
Toby Jones

Toby Jones

Robert Cecil