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SonjaMarie

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Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« on: October 14, 2005, 07:23:59 PM »
From Masterpiece's site:
The Virgin Queen  
Sundays, November 13 + 20, 2005
The improbable rise and tumultuous reign of one of England's greatest monarchs -- Elizabeth I -- is told in this lavish new drama. From her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister, "Bloody" Mary, through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; from her years of triumph over the Spanish Armada to her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex -- Anne-Marie Duff (The Magdalene Sisters) stars in this story encompassing the full sweep of Elizabeth's life.

From http://tudorhistory.org/blog/2005_09_01_archive.html

Anne-Marie Duff stars as The Virgin Queen in a new drama for BBC ONE about the life of one of Britain's greatest monarchs, Elizabeth I.

Paula Milne's powerfully authored drama about the long and eventful life of England's iconic Queen is currently filming against a backdrop of some of Britain's most beautiful houses and landscapes.

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.

The cast also includes: Joanne Whalley as Queen Mary; Dexter Fletcher as the Earl of Sussex; Tara Fitzgerald as Kat Ashley; Sienna Guillory as Lettice Knowles; Tom Hardy as Robert Dudley; Ian Hart as William Cecil; Robert Pugh as Lord Chancellor Gardiner; Kevin McKidd as the Duke of Norfolk; Hans Matheson as the Earl of Essex; Emilia Fox as Amy Dudley; Ben Daniels as Francis Walsingham; Ewen Bremner as Sir James Melville; and Bryan Dick as Thomas Wyatt.

I'm looking forward to seeing this in Nov.

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Re: Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 01:27:53 PM »
On a side note, Anne Marie Duff was Minette in BBC's Charles II, and Emilia Fox was Jane Seymour in the 2002 drama 'Henry VIII'. She was also in 'Gunpowder, Treason and Plot' in 2004.
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Re: Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 06:46:25 PM »
Very interesting!I will watch/and or tape it,sounds very interesting.

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Re: Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005, 11:17:01 PM »
Thanks for telling us. I definitely want to see that, I am a huge admirer of Elizabeth 1!!!
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Re: Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2006, 01:12:36 PM »
Well, yeehar, at last this 4 part drama is showing, starting Sunday 22nd January on BBC1. I for one cannot waitfor this"feast of great television drama". So, I wonder if we will rip it to shreds ;D ;)
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Re: Nov 2005: Masterpiece's The Virgin Queen
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2006, 06:57:14 PM »
There is extensive commentary on this program on another thread, "Elizabeth I on PBS," I think. I would love to hear what you all think!