Review: The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I. She is the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, Emily Mortimer and Daniel Craig
Year: 1998
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 4/5
A very good strong performance from Cate Blanchett. She is the one that holds the whole film together. The film wouldn’t work without her. This is a very sad true to life story as a whole. At the Academy Awards in 1999 this won one Oscar and that was for Best Makeup. At the Golden Globe Awards it won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (Cate Blanchett). At the Bafta Awards the same year it won 4 Awards. They were for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Cate Blanchett), Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Geoffrey Rush), Best Cinematography and also Best Makeup/Hair. Alison Owen, Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film and also David Hirschfelder won the Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music. Watch out for the hilarious walk on part by Daniel Craig playing the part of a monk. He would probably prefer to forget. 


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