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Mary Queen of Scots (2018)

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Mary Stuart's attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

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Josie Rourke

Writers:

Beau Willimon (screenplay by), John Guy (based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Bain ... Snuffer Woman
Richard Cant ... Thomas Andrews
Guy Rhys Guy Rhys ... Earl of Kent
Thom Petty ... Earl of Shrewsbury
Saoirse Ronan ... Mary Stuart
Izuka Hoyle ... Mary Seton
Margot Robbie ... Queen Elizabeth I
John Ramm John Ramm ... Bull
Simon Russell Beale ... Robert Beale
Abby Cassidy Abby Cassidy ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Shalisha James-Davis ... Fotheringhay Gentlewoman
Maria Dragus ... Mary Fleming
Eileen O'Higgins ... Mary Beaton
Liah O'Prey ... Mary Livingston
Greg Miller Burns ... Thomas Hepburn
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Storyline

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history. Written by Focus Features

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Country:

UK | USA

Release Date:

21 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$194,777, 9 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,468,499, 31 January 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,446,509, 20 January 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on Dr. John Guy's biography "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart", and centers around the theory that the two may have met, and looked each other in the eye as they contemplated their kingdoms' fates. History buffs have objected to Guy's theory that the two met up. Guy told Deadline Hollywood that six years ago, "an auction house possessed documents that indicated the two complicit, yet warring cousins, had a meeting that was in the cards." See more »

Goofs

The movie spans about sixteen years. With the notable exception of Queen Elizabeth who is seen to suffer from a severe skin problem which gradually improves, the main characters do not seem to age during the sixteen years. They do not grow gray hairs, gain or lose weight, have changed hairlines or appear to walk with any less agility. See more »

Quotes

Mary Stuart: Your beauty, your bravery, now I see there's no cause for envy. Your gifts will be your downfall!
Mary Stuart: Should you murder me, remember you murder your sister... and you murder your queen!
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Les Poules Huppées
Written by Gilles Chabenat
Arranged by William Lyons
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Artistic license, yes - but, still an entertaining story. Beautiful cinematography.
26 December 2018 | by dan-04372See all my reviews

Glad I saw the film before I read the user reviews. Yes, I was disturbed briefly by the preponderance of non-Caucasians in both the English and Scottish courts - but, the actors were capable - so, I accepted the convention (just like I would in the theater). Though probably 'period' - the full-bearded, clothed entirely in black courtiers made identification of individual characters nigh impossible. And yes, artistic license is taken with historical fact - but, the suppositions supported the story being told.

On the plus side: I was not bored. I thought that Saoirse and Margot both did a reputable job in their roles. The cinematography was breathtaking. The director was very clear with how she wanted images to tell her story. My wife and I both enjoyed this film. I would recommend moviegoers to see it and make their own assessments.


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