Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I is a British mini-series in two episodes directed by Tom Hooper , and broadcast on Channel 4 onin the United Kingdom, then on HBO in the United States, with Helen Mirren in the title role , and Jeremy Irons in that of her lover Count Robert Dudley .

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The series is a critical success and receives several awards, including the Emmys and Golden Globes for Best Miniseries, Best Actress (Mirren) and Best Supporting Actor (Irons).

Later in the year, Helen Mirren plays in the film The Queen by Stephen Frears , biopic of Queen Elizabeth II , a role for which she won among others the Academy Award for Best Actress .

Synopsis

The st part focuses on the relationship between Elizabeth and her friend and confidant Robert Dudley, st Earl of Leicester , and how their romance has gone through the marriage proposal with the young Duke of Anjou , the war with Spain , and the exile of the count of the court, to finish with the death of this one in 1588.

The e part follows Elizabeth in the last years of his reign, during which she has an affair with the son-the Earl of Leicester, the Earl of Essex , whose political ambitions are often put into default and devotion his loyalty to the queen. The latter, finding that the behavior of his favorite becomes more and more reprehensible, is close to Robert Cecil , she named Secretary of State on the death of Sir Francis Walsingham .

Throughout the episodes, Elisabeth, who has no male heir, has to deal with inheritance problems. His cousin Mary of Scotland , imprisoned, and his son Jacques , go to the throne at his death, but she remains determined that neither of them will take her place at her death.

Technical sheet

  • Title: Elizabeth I
  • Director: Tom Hooper
  • Scenario: Nigel Williams
  • Pictures: Dmitrij Gribanov
  • Music: Robert Lane
  • Production: Barney Reisz for HBO Films
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Format: Super 16 – 1.78: 1
  • Genre : biography
  • Duration: 223 minutes
  • Release date: September 29, 2005

Distribution

  • Helen Mirren : Elizabeth re England
  • Jeremy Irons : Robert Dudley
  • Patrick Malahide : Sir Francis Walsingham
  • Toby Jones : Robert Cecil
  • Hugh Dancy : Robert Devereux
  • Barbara Flynn : Mary re Scotland
  • Simon Woods : Gifford

Distinctions

  • 58 th ceremony Primetime Emmy Awards
    • Best mini-series
    • Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie (Helen Mirren)
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie (Jeremy Irons)
    • Best Director for a Miniseries or TV Movie (Tom Hooper)
    • Best artistic direction
    • Best casting in a miniseries or a TV movie
    • Best editing in a miniseries or a TV movie
    • Best costumes in a miniseries or a TV movie
    • Best hairstyles in a miniseries or a TV movie
  • 64 th Golden Globes
    • Best mini-series or best TV movie
    • Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie (Helen Mirren)
    • Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie (Jeremy Irons)
  • 13 th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
    • Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie (Helen Mirren)
    • Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie (Jeremy Irons)

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