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Shekhar Kapur


Director Shekhar Kapur Composer David Hirschfelder Cast Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson
124' - 1998 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: French, English
Elizabeth Tudor was a very modern woman. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she possessed an independent spirit and an iron will. Proclaimed Queen of England in 1558, one of her great achievements was that she lived to die naturally in an age when many of her contemporaries met untimely deaths. She ruled in a male-dominated age and was quick to learn how inevitably and dangerously the forces of betrayal and conspiracy would constantly test her both as a woman and as a monarch. Against this historical backdrop is woven the story of “Elizabeth”, a historical thriller which focuses on her life as a princess and the uncertain beginning of her reign as Queen.

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Shekhar Kapur


David Hirschfelder


Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson

Director of Photography

Remi Adefarasin


Jill Bilcock


Alison Owen, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan

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French, English

Countries of production

Russia, United Kingdom




Shekhar Kapur
Masoom (1983), Mr. India (1987), Joshilaay (1989), Bandit Queen (1994), Dushmani: A Violent Love Story (1995), Elizabeth (1998), The Four Feathers (2002), Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), New York, I Love You (2008), Passage (2009), Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013), Science of Compassion (2016), What's Love Got to Do with It? (2022)