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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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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Two Queens. One Future. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One of the Gaelic speakers that Queen Mary speaks to, says he comes from Thurso in Caithness. Although many people today think of Caithness as never having being Gaelic speaking, there were communities there which spoke Gaelic into the twentieth century, and there were Gaelic speakers recorded from the parish of Thurso within the nineteenth century. This was long after the period which the film is set in. See more »

Goofs

Mary's son, James VI, did not bring the peace stated, and in fact many of his actions led ultimately to the English Civil War and the Irish Troubles in later generations. See more »

Quotes

Queen Elizabeth I: 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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Connections

Featured in Front Row: Episode #3.3 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Poules Huppées
Written by Gilles Chabenat
Arranged by William Lyons
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Where to being....
2 January 2019 | by mirandamkesterSee all my reviews

This movie was so godawful I just sat there in pure frustration! Nothing about this movie was accurate! Mary and Elizabeth never met!!!! Mary was raised in FRANCE, she would have NEVER have had a Scottish accent let alone a Irish one! The gay husband....seriously!? The diversity of the cast, was just unbearable....never would have happened in that time period!

Overall its 2 hours of my life I can never get back! Dont waste your time with this crap of a movie!


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