Elizabeth Page #2

Synopsis: This film details the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, as played by Cate Blanchett. The main focus is the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Director(s): Shekhar Kapur
Production: Gramercy
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 54 nominations.
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124 min

Be sure he does not.

There is so little beauty in this world,

and so much suffering.

Do you suppose

that is what God had in mind?

That is to say, if there is a God at all.

Perhaps there is nothing

in this universe but ourselves

and our thoughts.

Think before you do this.

If you must do it,

then do it now.

And without regret.

But first think carefully

and be certain

why it needs to be done.

Look out there.

There is a whole world waiting for you.


is the most precious thing you possess.

Lose that and you lose your soul.

...et Spiritus Sancti...



- Sir William!

- My Lady...

There was nowhere else

we could meet in safety.

Listen to me carefully.

All things move in our favour.

Many of our friends

are returning from exile.

But these are most uncertain times

and your life remains in danger.

You must therefore say nothing

and meet no-one

whose visit may compromise you.


No-one. Not even Lord Robert.

- But he is a trusted friend.

- Child, listen to me. Please.

You are most innocent

in the ways of this world

and we must do all we may

to guarantee the security of your throne.

Now there is someone

I do wish you to meet.

Monseigneur Alvaro de la Quadra,

the Spanish Ambassador.

Why do I...

My Lady,

I bring a message.

The King of Spain is enraptured,

and offers you his hand in marriage.

My sister is not yet dead.

Her bed is still warm.

His Majesty finds it already cold.

You must sign it.

For the love of God, sign it.

Will you leave your kingdom to a heretic?

He then said that this King

would marry me

but would not expect to share my bed

more than two or three times a year.

As much as that?

Well, he...

He is enraptured.


But... his affairs would otherwise

keep him in Spain.

Then the King is a fool.

What could ever be important enough

to keep him from your bed?


you should not say such things.

Then I shall only think them.

Everything is so uncertain!

Sir William says my life is still in danger.

Do not listen to everything he tells you.

Do not listen to any of them.

None of them are of consequence.

- When you are Queen...

- I am not... I am not Queen yet.

You will be.


Queen of England.

A court to worship you.

A country to obey you.

Poems written celebrating your beauty.

Music composed in your honour,

and they will be nothing to you.

I will mean nothing to you.

How could you ever be nothing to me?

Robert, you know

you are everything to me.

All that I am

it is you.

Benedicta tu in mulieribus

et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei

ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc...

Is she dead?

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Michael Hirst

Michael Hirst is an English screenwriter and producer, best known for his films Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as well as the Emmy Award-winning television series The Tudors and Vikings. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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