Anglophiles, like myself, are so fascinated with our ('merica) mother country's royalty. And as a cinephile I find myself enamored with historical drama that delves into the lives of England's royals (and royals in general). I am not sure if it is the pageantry and pomp and circumstance, the disparate lives, or the wonderful accents but I LOVE films about distinct British royalty. And at the top of the movie pile is QUEEN ELIZABETH I (1533-1603).
Whether a major player or a side character, Queen Elizabeth has been portrayed in over 15 motion pictures and tv programs.
Which QUEEN ELIZABETH I portrayal has been your favorite?
BETTE DAVIS - THE PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH AND ESSEX (1939) & THE VIRGIN QUEEN (1955)
JUDI DENCH - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998)
HELEN MIRREN - ELIZABETH I (2005)
JOELY RICHARDSON - ANONYMOUS (2011)
VANESSA REDGRAVE - ANONYMOUS (2011)
CATE BLANCHETT - ELIZABETH (1998) & ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE (2007)
ANNE-MARIE DUFF - THE VIRGIN QUEEN (2005)