Elizabeth: The Golden Age


Review: Queen Elizabeth is coming towards the end of her reign but finds herself having to deal with subjects such as political and social upheaval, romantic disappointments and also familial betrayal.
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush, Jordi Molla, Laurence Fox, John Shrapnel, Susan Lynch, Samantha Morton, Abbie Cornish, Rhys Ifans, Eddie Redmayne, Stuart McLoughlin, Adrian Scarborough, William Houston, Coral Beed, Rosalind Halstead, David Armand, Steven Robertson, George Innes, Adam Godley, Kelly Hunter, Christian Brassington, Robert Cambrinus, Tom Hollander, Sam Spruell, Vidal Sancho, David Threlfall, David Sterne, Kate Fleetwood, Chris Brailsford, Dave Legeno, Antony Carrick, David Robb, Joe Ferrara, Jonathan Bailey and Katherine Templar
Year: 2007
Genre: Biography, Drama and History
Conclusion: 4/5
Nearly 10 years after her amazing break-out role in Elizabeth, (1998) Cate Blanchett shows that she can come back just as strong and fierce as she also returns with the same director Shekhar Kapur. I enjoyed Cate Blanchett’s performance and I also thought the costumes were incredible. It isn’t until towards the end of the film that it gets more interesting and exciting. When Clive Owen was offered the chance of appearing in this film he accepted straight away as he was such a huge fan of the first movie. At the Academy Awards in 2008 this won 1 Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design. 


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