Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Gemma Chan, Guy Pearce
Director: Josie Rourke
Running Time: 124 minutes
Certificate: 15 - strong violence, sex, sexual violence
2 OSCAR NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST COSTUME DESIGN.
3 BAFTA NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR MARGOT ROBBIE.
"Rourke’s greatest achievement is the performances she’s coaxed out of her two lead actresses. They’re so good they’re like De Niro and Pacino in Heat. "
- Kevin Maher, Times
"A lush and ravishing period piece..."
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"A history lesson with more fire in the belly than most. It turns out that a feminist angle really can revive the same old Tudor psychodramas, thanks in large part to Ronan and Robbie’s authoritative performance."
- Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine
"Rourke and Willimon have crafted a juicy, darkly compelling drama that offers a sleek alternative to what’s come before. It’s hardly revolutionary or particularly revisionist but there’s enough here to make it feel like a worthy endeavour nonetheless."
- Benjamin Lee, Guardian
Powered by two stunning female lead performance, this tale of rival monarchs is an explosive web of intrigue. Mary Stuart (Saoirse Ronan) returns to her native Scotland, refusing to remarry after being widowed at 18.
With her cousin, Queen Elizabeth (Margot Robbie) under pressure to name a successor, the two monarchs quickly become rivals.
This richly mounted film from Working Title brings new depths to the tale of two female rulers in a man’s world. As you would expect from the developer of Netflix’s House of Cards, this is a gripping tale of conspiracy and betrayal that puts questions of women’s power at its centre.
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