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Elizabeth I

Episode #1.2 (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV-MA
TV Episode | 106 min | Biography, Drama, History

Now well into middle age, there is no longer any concern about Queen Elizabeth producing an heir and the focus now shifts to deciding who will ascend to the throne when she dies. The Queen has taken a keen interest in the young and ...See moreNow well into middle age, there is no longer any concern about Queen Elizabeth producing an heir and the focus now shifts to deciding who will ascend to the throne when she dies. The Queen has taken a keen interest in the young and handsome Earl of Essex and is a bit jealous when it becomes apparent that one of her ladies-in-waiting also has an interest in him. Essex gains a great deal of influence with the Queen, eventually obtaining a seat on he Council. She forgives him when he oversteps the mark and has her personal physician arrested as a traitor. She is livid however when she learns that he has impregnated one of her ladies-in-waiting. When he leads a rebellion, not against the Queen but against her advisers, he goes too far and his head is put on the chopping block. Her advisers meanwhile make plans to have King James VI of Scotland succeed her. Written by garykmcd See less
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Updated Oct 6, 2005

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Apr 24, 2006 (United States)

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Helen Mirren
Elizabeth I Elizabeth I   See fewer
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Hugh Dancy
Earl of Essex Earl of Essex   See fewer
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Toby Jones
Robert Cecil Robert Cecil   See fewer
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Patrick Malahide
Sir Francis Walsingham Sir Francis Walsingham   See fewer
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Ewen Bremner
King James VI King James VI   See fewer
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Ian McDiarmid
Lord Burghley Lord Burghley   See fewer
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Will Keen
Francis Bacon Francis Bacon   See fewer
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Eddie Redmayne
Southampton Southampton   See fewer
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Ben Pullen
Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh   See fewer
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Charlotte Asprey
Frances Walsingham Frances Walsingham   See fewer
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Toby Salaman
Dr Lopez Dr Lopez   See fewer
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Malcolm Terris
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
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Ann Firbank
Lady Anne Lady Anne   See fewer
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Anna Steel
Lady in Waiting Lady in Waiting   See fewer
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Ramunas Rudokas
Thomas Burghley Thomas Burghley   See fewer
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Jérémie Covillault
Duke of Anjou Duke of Anjou   See fewer
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David Delve
Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake   See fewer
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Erick Deshors
Jean de Simier (as Eric Deshors) Jean de Simier (as Eric Deshors)   See fewer
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Barbara Flynn
Mary Queen of Scots Mary Queen of Scots   See fewer
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Jeremy Irons
Lord Dudley Lord Dudley   See fewer
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Diana Kent
Lady Essex Lady Essex   See fewer
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Rimantas Magdzevicius
Howard of Effingham Howard of Effingham   See fewer
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Martin Marquez
Don Bernadino de Mendoza Don Bernadino de Mendoza   See fewer
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John McEnery
Jesuit priest Jesuit priest   See fewer
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Martin Savage
Stubbs Stubbs   See fewer
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Geoffrey Streatfeild
Sir Anthony Babington (as Geoffrey Streatfield) Sir Anthony Babington (as Geoffrey Streatfield)   See fewer
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Simon Woods
Gifford Gifford   See fewer
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Richard (uncredited) Richard (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 105 votes