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Mary Queen of Scots

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Synopsis

Crowned the queen of Scotland before she was a year old, Mary added to that pedigree when her first husband became France’s king and she became queen consort in 1559. Despite that auspicious start, things didn’t go well from there. She later married her first cousin, Lord Darnley, a bad match that ended with his murder.
When she quickly married the Earl of Bothwell, who was suspected of orchestrating the killing, an uprising against the couple resulted in her being imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle. Forced to abdicate her throne to her year-old son, she failed in an attempt to wrest back the throne and fled for the protection of her cousin, England’s Queen Elizabeth I. Mary had once claimed to be the rightful Queen of England, a view embraced by Catholics. Perceived as a threat by her cousin, she was confined and ultimately executed for complicity in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Josie Rourke
Producer
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Co-Producer
Jane Robertson
Screenwriter
Beau Willimon (script), John Guy (biography)
Production Designer
James Merifield
Principal Cast
Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston, Joe Alwyn

Genre

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Last updated 21st June 2017

Production Company

A Working Title Films, Focus Features production

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