Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1

Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1

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The fascinating story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen, Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to obtain the crown.

2022Rating: MA15+USA



Keep Your Knife Bright

Following the death of Henry VIII, his three children; Mary,... More Elizabeth and Edward are now pawns in a dangerous game as the English court is plunged into a race for control of the new England they find themselves in.


You Cannot Keep the Birds From Flying Over Your Head

Christmas at court, and a controversial masque leaves Protestant Edward... More and Catholic Mary at odds. Elizabeth finds herself in the middle as Mary demands she come live with her.


Either Learn or Be Silent

The Lord Protector’s plan for peace between the siblings only... More causes Catherine and Thomas to accelerate their own, using Elizabeth’s 15th birthday as cover.


Lighten Our Darkness

Having been sent away from Catherine and Thomas' household, Elizabeth... More is amongst strangers in the house of Kat's brother-in-law Antony Denny, and terrified of anyone finding out her secrets from Chelsea Place.


Necessity Compels Me to Plague You

Elizabeth is determined to not fall into the same traps... More she did when last she was at Chelsea. While the court has been rocked by Mary’s defiance, the Lord Somerset is still more concerned with the war in Scotland.


What Cannot Be Cured

Both Elizabeth and Somerset face the consequences of Thomas’ actions,... More while Mary finds that she is the only family member that the king can now trust.


To Laugh, To Lie, To Flatter, To Face

There is a new Lord Protector and Mary and Elizabeth... More both find themselves at the mercy of the new regime and their zealous little brother.


To Death We Must Stoop

With the king sick, court fears he will be succeeded... More by one of his sisters, but which sister?

Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1 | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Yes, it is yet another drama about the Tudors, but it is neither hysterically soapy nor primly reverential. Its heart is salty and black.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The whole is thinly plotted, slowly paced, lacking a strong centre or any sense of humour.

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Guided by excellent dialogue and direction and full of satisfying turns.

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The acting in Becoming Elizabeth is spectacular.

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Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1 | Release Details

Becoming Elizabeth: Season 1 is available to stream in Australia now on Stan.