Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth (1998)

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Cate Blanchett won the BAFTA and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I in this historical biopic, based on Elizabeth's rise to the throne and early reign in the mid-1500s. Also stars Geoffrey Rush as her enigmatic Master of Spies, Joseph Fiennes as her lover, and Richard Attenborough as her adviser. More

Elizabeth's ascension comes in the wake of her predecessor's (Queen Mary I - played by Kathy Burke) brutal campaign against Protestant England and attempt to restore Catholicism as England's single faith. With many out to unseat her, the 'heretic' Queen confronts a divided British, aggression from the Scottish Mary of Guise (Fanny Ardent), and pressure to marry.

Blanchett, Rush and director Shekhar Kapur returned for a sequel in 2007, The Golden Age.

1998Rating: MA15+, Medium level sex scene124 minsUK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Elizabeth (1998) | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of six 1999 BAFTA awards - including Best Lead Actress (Blanchett) and Supporting Actor (Rush). Best Actress - Drama (Blanchett) at the Golden Globes 1999. Best Make-Up winner at the 1999 Academy Awards.

Elizabeth (1998) | Release Details

Elizabeth (1998) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Foxtel and Prime Video Store.