Elizabeth


2h 4m 1998

Brief Synopsis

This is the England of 1554, but the veneer of traditional English composure and dignity has been stripped away. The British populace is in turmoil. Fearing a challenge to her throne, Queen Mary I imprisons her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth Tudor (The daughter of King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn), i

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
Northern England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom; County Durham, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Synopsis

This is the England of 1554, but the veneer of traditional English composure and dignity has been stripped away. The British populace is in turmoil. Fearing a challenge to her throne, Queen Mary I imprisons her half-sister, Princess Elizabeth Tudor (The daughter of King Henry VII and Anne Boleyn), in the Tower of London. But, in 1558, when "Bloody Mary" dies, Elizabeth is swept onto the throne and, at the age of 25, is crowned Queen of England. In order to survive, let alone to rule, Elizabeth must suss out hidden agendas: the Court is rife with intrigue; military strategists are risking the lives of young Englishmen; religious leaders at home and abroad place no faith in her; and the man she loves might not be worthy of her trust. The male-dominated ruling class would appear to have the advantage, but intelligent Elizabeth will deploy whatever means necessary to keep, or take what's rightfully hers.

Crew

Martin Adams

Other

Peter Adams

Driver

John Addison

Carpenter

John Adefarasin

Camera Trainee

Remi Adefarasin

Dp/Cinematographer

Remi Adefarasin

Director Of Photography

Harry Alley

Other

Joseph Alley

Carpenter

Chris Allkins

Electrician

Stan Apperley

Other

Jordan Archer

Other

Barry Arnold

Propman

John Arnold

Key Grip

Tim Aslam

Other

Phil Attfield

Visual Effects

Simon August

Other

Mark Auguste

Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Assistant Sound Editor

Alex Bailey

Photography

Michael Bailey

Production

Tracy Ann Baines

Art Assistant

David Balfour

Property Master

Clare Banet

Costume Department

Sean Barett

Other

Nicola Barnes

Art Department Coordinator

Sean Barrett

Other

Jayne Barton

Accounting Assistant

Gerry Bates

Boom Operator

Robin Beard

Visual Effects

Mike Beavan

Driver

Andy Bennett

Stunts

Erica Bensly

Production Manager

Tim Bevan

Producer

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Brian Bishop

Scenic Artist

Stuart Blinco

Other

James Bloom

Other

Steven Bovingdon

Production

Harry Boyd

Assistant Director

Sue Bradbear

Costume Department

Richard Bradshaw

Stunts

Raymond Branch

Production

Debbie Brodie

Other

John Brown

Production

Mark Buchan

Other

Kate Buckland

Assistant Editor

Julian Bucknall

Other

Kate Bulpitt

Casting Associate

Anita Burger

Hair

Colin Burgess

Propman

Bill Bush

Other

William Byrd

Music

Alexandra Byrne

Costume Designer

Adam Campbell

Painter

John G Campbell

Other

Andy Carter

Driver

Darryl Carter

Carpenter

Melanie Carter

Costume Department

John Casey

Carpenter

Ruth Caswell

Costume Department

Steve Caswell

Stunts

Liza Chasin

Coproducer

Peter Chiang

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jatinderpal Chohan

Post-Production Coordinator

Adam Christopher

Visual Effects

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Lee Clayton

Costume Department

Marlon Cole

Propman

Kelvin Cook

Driver

Chris Corke

Carpenter

John Cornelius

Driver

Gavin Cornish

Music

Simon Crane

Stunts

Gill Crawford

Costume Department

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunts

Danielle Dacosta

Stunts

Miranda Davidson

Hair

John Dawson

Driver

Mike Dawson

Rerecording

Martin Day

Carpenter

Ray De-haan

Stunts

Bob Dean

Driver

Bob Debelius

Other

John Denison

Assistant

Steve Dent

Other

Pat Deveney

Electrician

Kate Dimmock

Caterer

Kate Dimmock

Continuity

John Dingle

Other

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Juliette Dow

Assistant Producer

Kate Dowd

Casting

Ricky Dunning

Production

Penny Dyer

Dialogue Coach

Jake Edmonds

Advisor

Belinda Edwards

Production

David Edwards

Construction

Rebecca Elliot

Effects Coordinator

Andy Evans

Construction Manager

Fred Evans

Art Department

Glyn Evans

Other

Eric Fellner

Producer

Karen Ferguson

Hair

Neil Finnighan

Stunts

Gabrielle Firth

Other

Ron Fleet

Other

Sarah Fleet

Accounting Assistant

Liam Foley

Assistant

Graham Fordham

Transportation Coordinator

Ric Formosa

Original Music

Ric Formosa

Music Conductor

Terry Forrestal

Stunt Coordinator

John Franklin

Carpenter

Lan Franklin

Electrician

Simon Fraser

Production Coordinator

Suzanna Freeborn

Other

Katrina Frith

Assistant

Frank Gardiner

Costume Designer

Suki Gardiner

Production Assistant

Gordon Garforth

Costume Department

Thomas Gastinel

Sound

Giovanni Giaccotto

Other

Cyril Gibbons

Technical Advisor

George Gibbs

Special Effects Supervisor

David Gilchrist

Assistant Director

Marie Glen

Caterer

Anthony Goddard

Other

Lee Goddard

Other

Martin Goddard

Other

Michael Gooch

Carpenter

Gavin Gordon

Carpenter

Tommy Gormley

Assistant Director

Dan Grace

Assistant

Peter Grafham

Other

Matt Gray

Other

Robin Gray

Sound Engineer

Ian Green

Construction

Mark Green

Apprentice

Ron Green

Driver

Christine Greenwood

Hair

Steve Griffin

Stunts

Jane Grimshaw

Costume Department

Brian Groves

Other

Fred Gunning

Carpenter

Hilary Guthrie

Assistant

Annie Hadley

Costume Department

Celia Haining

Assistant Editor

Howard Halsall

Assistant Sound Editor

Tim Hands

Adr

Roger Hardman

Driver

Michael Harm

Unit Manager

Tarn Harper

Accountant

John Harris

Other

Mike Harris

Sound

Mike Harris

Driver

Ralph Harrison

Carpenter

Steve Harrow

Production Consultant

Sarah Hauldren

Assistant Art Director

Debra Hayward

Coproducer

Nick Heather

Assistant

Scott Henley

Driver

Mike Higham

Music Editor

David Hirschfelder

Original Music

David Hirschfelder

Music

David Hirschfelder

Music Conductor

David Hirschfelder

Music Producer

Michael Hirst

Screenplay

Nick Hobbs

Stunts

David Hobson

Other

Tom Hocking

Visual Effects

Sy Hollands

Stunts

Viviane Horne

Stand-In

Peter Howitt

Set Decorator

Chas Hughes

Driver

Frank Hughes

Driver

Bob Hunt

Electrician

Dick Hunt

Sound

Peter Hunt

Grader

Mark Hutton

Generator Operator

Simone Ireland

Casting

Rowley Irlam

Stunts

Paul Jackson

Advisor

Terry Jarvis

Wig Supplier

Joseph Jayawardena

Location Assistant

Lionel Johnston

Assistant Editor

Lisa Jones

Assistant Director

Paul Jones

Driver

James Jordon

Visual Effects

Andrew Joslin

Costume Department

Laura Julian

Production Manager

Vincent Keane

Stunts

Stuart Kearns

Other

John P Keating

Other

Nina Khoshaba

Other

Penelope King

Costume Department

John Knight

Propman

Justin Krish

Associate Editor

Joe Lacey

Stand-In

Stefan Lange

Visual Effects Supervisor

Linda Lashley

Costume Department

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
Gramercy Pictures
Location
Northern England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom; Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom; County Durham, England, United Kingdom; Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m

Award Wins

Best Makeup

1998

Award Nominations

Best Actress

1998
Cate Blanchett

Set Decoration

1998

Best Cinematography

1998

Best Costume Design

1998

Best Picture

1998

Best Score (Dramatic Picture)

1998

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) from the Online Film Critics Society.

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Actress (Cate Blanchette) from the Chicago Film Critics Association. Nominated for a further two awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score (David Hirschfelder).

Winner of the 1998 award for Best Director (Shekhar Kapur) from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Winner of the award for outstanding achievement on the international level at the 2000 International Indian film Awards.

Winner of two 1998 Broadcast Film Critics Association awards, including Best Actress (Cate Blanchett) and Breakthrough Performer (Joseph Fiennes). Nominated for the Best Picture award.

Winner of two 1998 Golden Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Cate Blanchett) and Oustanding Costume Design (Alexandra Bryne) from the International Press Academy.

Winner of two 2007 Satellite Awards including Best Art Direction & Production Design and Best Costume Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Expanded Release in United States November 20, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1998

Released in United States on Video April 27, 1999

Released in United States September 1998

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Opening Night/Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 10-19, 1998.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 6-15, 2007.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Sequel to "Elizabeth" (USA/1998) directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Cate Blanchett.

Began shooting September 2, 1997.

Completed shooting December 2, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Film's North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival 1998.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (out of competition) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video April 27, 1999

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Gala) September 10-19, 1998.)

Released in United States Fall November 6, 1998

Expanded Release in United States November 20, 1998