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Queen Elizabeth

Biography Drama History
58
  • 1912

Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth (The Loves of Queen Elizabeth), Les Amours d'Elisabeth, Reine d'Angleterre (The Loves of Elizabeth, Queen of England) or La reine Élisabeth (Queen Elizabeth) is a 1912 feature 4-reel French silent film based on the love affair between Elizabeth I of England and the Earl of Essex. It was condensed from a play of the same name and directed by Louis Mercanton and Henri Desfontaines. It was shot in Paris and starred Sarah Bernhardt as Elizabeth and Lou Tellegen as Essex. Bernhardt by then was 68 and said of the film "This is my last chance at immortality". She and Tellegen were already romantically involved, and this was their second film together. Its production company, L’Histrionic Film, was forced into liquidation by Pathé Frères during the film's production, but it was completed with funds from Adolph Zukor. Zukor also brought it to New York City, where it premiered at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. The film’s US release (on State Rights basis, on 12 July 1912) was the first release from the Famous Players Film Company. Its success convinced other American companies that feature films were commercially viable. Famous Players, which advertised "Famous Players in Famous Plays", later became Famous Players-Lasky, and then Paramount Pictures. Queen Elizabeth had one of the earliest dedicated film scores, composed by Joseph Carl Breil specifically for the production. Four years earlier, Bernhardt’s first film The Assassination of the Duke of Guise (1908), also featured an original film score, one composed by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Elizabeth

Biography History Drama
87
  • 1998

Elizabeth Tudor (Cate Blanchett) becomes queen of a divided and dangerous England in 1558. She is roundly perceived as weak by threats from within and abroad, and she is strongly advised to marry by counsel William Cecil (Richard Attenborough). But she will be married only to her country. Intelligent and cautious, she must choose where to place her trust: with her shrewd secretary Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush), a master of espionage, or her secret lover, Sir Robert Dudley (Joseph Fiennes).

Bertie and Elizabeth

Drama History Romance
72
  • 2002

An affectionate portrait of a Royal marriage. An enchanting feature-length portrayal of the life of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, focusing on her courtship by the shy, future George VI (known as Bertie), the love story that followed and the birth of their daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret. This fascinating adaptation also covers the abdication crisis of Edward VIII, the Coronation of George VI as British King, the strong relationship forged between them and Churchill during the War and Bertie’s early death.

Elizabeth I

Documentary Drama History
68
  • 2017

Elizabeth I is a three-part British docudrama first broadcast in 2017 about Elizabeth I, and starring Lily Cole as a titular character and Vincent Kerschbaum as Duke of Feria.

Elizabeth Is Missing

Drama Mystery-Suspense TV Movie
68
  • 2019

Elizabeth is Missing is a television drama film directed by Aisling Walsh, adapted by Andrea Gibb from the novel of the same name by Emma Healey. It was broadcast on 8 December 2019 on BBC One. It stars Glenda Jackson as Maud, an elderly woman living with dementia who struggles to piece together a double mystery.

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