Elizabeth: The Golden Age Image
Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

Summary: Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Queen Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late-16th-century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II, who with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada is determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess, to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe the growing intimacy of the other two. As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham, continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth's court at home to end her campaign to solidify absolute power. (Universal Pictures)
Runtime: 114 min
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Countries: Germany, UK, France
Languages: English, Spanish, Swedish
Home Release Date: Feb 5, 2008
Director Credit
Shekhar Kapur Director
Writer Credit
Michael Hirst Written By
William Nicholson Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Cate Blanchett Queen Elizabeth I
Clive Owen Sir Walter Raleigh
Geoffrey Rush Sir Francis Walsingham
Cast Credit
Abbie Cornish Bess Throckmorton
Aimee King Infanta
Eddie Redmayne Thomas Babington
Elise McCave Laundry Woman
John Shrapnel Lord Howard
Jordi MollĂ  King Philip Ll Of Spain
Laurence Fox Sir Christopher Hatton
Penelope McGhie Margaret
Rhys Ifans Robert Reston
Samantha Morton Mary Stuart
Stuart McLoughlin Savage
Susan Lynch Annette
Producer Credit
Debra Hayward Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Jonathan Cavendish Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Mary Richards Co-Producer
Michael Hirst Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
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