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Mary Queen of Scots

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Synopsis

Exploring 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.
Official Selection AFI Film Festival 2018 - Closing Night Gala - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
125 mins
Director
Josie Rourke
Producer
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Co-Producer
Jane Robertson
Editor
Chris Dickens
Screenwriter
Beau Willimon (script), John Guy (biography)
Director of Photography
John Mathieson
Production Designer
James Merifield
Music
Max Richter
Principal Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Gemma Chan, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn

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Last updated 14th November 2018

Production Company

A Working Title Films, Focus Features, Perfect World Pictures production

Working Title Films
26 Aybrook Street
London
W1U 4AN
+44 (0)20 7307 3000
http://www.workingtitlefilms.com