Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.8/ 10 (37491 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Studio Canal [fr] - (in association with)
Universal Pictures [us] - (presents)
Working Title Films [gb] - (in association with)

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(Canada) - 9 September 2007
(USA) - 12 October 2007
(Italy) - 18 October 2007
(Greece) - 20 October 2007
(UK) - 23 October 2007

Running Time

Woman. Warrior. Queen. Blacnhett returns in the role for which she received an OSCAR nomination

1500s, 1580s, 16th-century, ambassador, america, aristocrat, assassin, assassination-attempt, astrologer, astrology, baby, battle, beheading, blessing, british-history, british-seaman, brother-brother-relationship, bullet, cathedral, catholic, catholicism-vs-protestantism, character-name-in-title, cloak, coast, colony,

Technical Support
CAM:Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arricam ST, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 235, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
CAM:Arriflex 435, Zeiss Ultra Prime and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
LAB:DeLuxe, London, UK
MET:3148 m - (Sweden)
MET:3168 m - (Portugal, 35 mm)
OFM:35 mm - (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 200T 5217, Vision2 500T 5218)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383)
RAT:1.85 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Armand, David as [Walsingham's Agent] <23>
  2. Atterbury, John as [Marriage Priest] <44>
  3. Bailey, Jonathan (I) as [Courtier] <48>
  4. Barker, Jeremy as [Ramsey] <25>
  5. Barnes, Alexander (II) as [Courtier] <49>
  6. Baron, Martin (I) as [Wanchese] <22>
  7. Botes, Morne as (uncredited) [Courtier]
  8. Brailsford, Chris as [Dean of Peterborough] <41>
  9. Brassington, Christian as [Archduke Charles] <30>
  10. Bruce, Charles (V) as [Courtier] <50>
  11. Cambrinus, Robert as [Count Georg von Helfenstein] <31>
  12. Carrick, Antony as [Spanish Archbishop] <43>
  13. Cracknell, Jeremy (I) as [Courtier] <51>
  14. Doherty, Glenn as [Royal Servant] <40>
  15. Ferrara, Joe (I) as [Second Spanish Officer] <47>
  16. Fiddy, James as (uncredited) [Nobleman]
  17. Fox, Laurence (I) as [Sir Christopher Hatton] <4>
  18. Giannini, Alex (II) as [First Spanish Officer] <46>
  19. Godley, Adam as [William Walsingham] <27>
  20. Green, Benedict as [Courtier] <52>
  21. Hollander, Tom as [Sir Amyas Paulet] <32>
  22. Houston, William (I) as [Don Guerau De Spes] <18>
  23. Ifans, Rhys as [Robert Reston] <12>
  24. Innes, George as [Burton] <26>
  25. Lately, Steve as (uncredited) [Walsingham's Servant]
  26. Legeno, Dave as [Executioner] <42>
  27. Loton, Steven as [Manteo] <21>
  28. May, Benjamin (I) as [Dance Master] <37>
  29. McLoughlin, Stuart as [Savage] <14>
  30. Mollà, Jordi as [King Philip ll of Spain] <1>
  31. Nolan, Shane as (uncredited) [Tyger Salior]
  32. Owen, Clive (I) as [Sir Walter Raleigh] <15>
  33. Pollock, Jack as (uncredited) [Boy on Ship]
  34. Preece, Tim as [Old Throckmorton] <34>
  35. Redmayne, Eddie as [Thomas Babington] <13>
  36. Robb, David (I) as [Admiral Sir William Winter] <45>
  37. Robertson, Steven (I) as [Francis Throckmorton] <24>
  38. Rush, Geoffrey as [Sir Francis Walsingham] <6>
  39. Sancho, Vidal as [Spanish Minister] <35>
  40. Scarborough, Adrian as [Calley] <16>
  41. Shrapnel, John as [Lord Howard] <5>
  42. Smith, Adam (XXII) as [Courtier] <53>
  43. Spruell, Sam as [Torturer] <33>
  44. Sterne, David as [Cellarman] <38>
  45. Stratton, Simon (I) as [Courtier] <54>
  46. Styles, Robert (I) as [Palace Doorkeeper] <17>
  47. Swayne, Crispin as [Courtier] <55>
  48. Threlfall, David as [Dr. John Dee] <36>
  49. Beed, Coral as [First Court Lady] <19>
  50. Blanchett, Cate as [Queen Elizabeth I] <3>
  51. Burroughs, Hayley as [Queen Elizabeth's Lady in Waiting] <59>
  52. Cornish, Abbie as [Bess Throckmorton] <10>
  53. Fleetwood, Kate as [Woman with Baby] <39>
  54. Fox, Kitty (II) as [Mary Stuart's Lady in Waiting] <56>
  55. Halstead, Rosalind as [Second Court Lady] <20>
  56. Hunter, Kelly (I) as [Ursula Walsingham] <29>
  57. Keene, Lucia Ruck as [Queen Elizabeth's Lady in Waiting] <61>
  58. King, Aimee (I) as [Infanta] <2>
  59. Lindesay, Kate as [Mary Stuart's Lady in Waiting] <57>
  60. Lynch, Susan (I) as [Annette] <7>
  61. McCave, Elise (I) as [Laundry Woman] <8>
  62. McGhie, Penelope as [Margaret] <11>
  63. McKay, Kirsty as [Queen Elizabeth's Lady in Waiting] <60>
  64. Morton, Samantha as [Mary Stuart] <9>
  65. Smith, Kirstin as (as Kirstin Coulter Smith) [Mary Walsingham] <28>
  66. Templar, Katherine as [Mary Stuart's Lady in Waiting] <58>
  67. Venisse-Back, Lucienne as [Queen Elizabeth's Lady in Waiting] <62>


  1. Biography
  2. Drama
  3. History

Full Plot

Two faiths, two empires, two rulers - colliding in 1588. Papist Spain wants to bring down the heretic Elizabeth. Philip is building an armada but needs a rationale to attack. With covert intrigue, Spain sets a trap for the Queen and her principal secretary, Walsingham, using as a pawn Elizabeth's cousin Mary Stuart, who's under house arrest in the North. The trap springs, and the armada sets sail, to rendezvous with French ground forces and to attack. During these months, the Virgin Queen falls in love with Walter Raleigh, keeping him close to court and away from the sea and America. Is treachery or heroism at his heart? Does loneliness await her passionate majesty? Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 37,157 (Brazil) (17 February 2008) AD: 109,864 (Netherlands) (31 December 2008) AD: 55,538 (Netherlands) (31 December 2007) BT: USD 55,000,000 CP: Universal Studios and Motion Picture Zeta Produktionsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG GR: USD 16,264,475 (USA) (24 November 2007) GR: USD 16,145,560 (USA) (18 November 2007) GR: USD 15,339,475 (USA) (4 November 2007) GR: USD 11,224,145 (USA) (21 October 2007) GR: USD 6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007) GR: GBP 4,856,733 (UK) (2 December 2007) GR: GBP 4,607,266 (UK) (25 November 2007) GR: GBP 4,118,978 (UK) (18 November 2007) GR: GBP 3,137,766 (UK) (11 November 2007) GR: BRL 424,340 (Brazil) (17 February 2008) GR: RUR 82,550,594 (Russia) (2 December 2007) GR: RUR 74,890,617 (Russia) (25 November 2007) GR: RUR 46,466,882 (Russia) (18 November 2007) OW: USD 6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007) (2,001 screens) OW: BRL 424,340 (Brazil) (17 February 2008) (40 screens) OW: USD 16,146 (Estonia) (25 November 2007) (2 screens) OW: RUR 46,466,882 (Russia) (18 November 2007) (470 screens) SD: July 2006 - ? WG: USD 69,685 (USA) (24 November 2007) (77 screens) WG: USD 137,735 (USA) (18 November 2007) (169 screens) WG: USD 598,775 (USA) (4 November 2007) (557 screens) WG: USD 3,150,180 (USA) (21 October 2007) (2,006 screens) WG: USD 6,153,075 (USA) (14 October 2007) (2,001 screens) WG: GBP 107,474 (UK) (2 December 2007) (147 screens) WG: GBP 218,497 (UK) (25 November 2007) (249 screens) WG: GBP 455,011 (UK) (18 November 2007) (394 screens) WG: GBP 929,536 (UK) (11 November 2007) (453 screens) WG: BRL 424,340 (Brazil) (17 February 2008) (40 screens)

Movie Certificate

12A (UK)
14A (Canada)
12 (Germany)(f)
12 (South Korea)
K-13 (Finland)
12A (Ireland)
PG (Singapore)
12 (Netherlands)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Geneva)
12 (Switzerland)(canton of Vaud)
R-12 (Taiwan)
PG-13 (Philippines)(MTRCB)
Unrated (France)
IIA (Hong Kong)
13V (South Africa)
14 (Brazil)
U (Malaysia)
M (Australia)
15 (Sweden)
M/12 (Portugal)(Qualidade)
13 (Argentina)
NC-16 (Singapore)(DVD rating)
12 (Iceland)
PG-13 (USA)(certificate #43467)
11 (Sweden)(appeal)

Music Composers

  1. Armstrong, Craig (II)
  2. Rahman, A.R. (as AR Rahman)


  1. Adefarasin, Remi (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Byrne, Alexandra (I)


Finnkino [fi] - (2007) (Finland) (theatrical)
Solar Entertainment [ph] - (2007) (Philippines) (theatrical)
Taramount Film [rs] - (2007) (Serbia) (theatrical) (Macedonia, Montenegro)
Toho-Towa [jp] - (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [ar] - (2008) (Argentina) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [se] - (2007) (Sweden) (theatrical)
United International Pictures (UIP) [sg] - (2007) (Singapore) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2008) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Pictures Canada [ca] - (2007) (Canada) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [ch] - (2007) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [de] - (2007) (Germany) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures International (UPI) [nl] - (2007) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures Nordic [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [gb] - (2007) (UK) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures [us] - (2007) (USA) (theatrical)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2008) (USA) (DVD) (HD-DVD)
Universal Studios Home Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Universal Studios Home Video [ca] - (2008) (Canada) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Bilcock, Jill


  1. Angel, Jeremy (set runner)
  2. Appleby, Helen (assistant: Clive Owen)
  3. Bailey, Daren (marine coordinator)
  4. Bailey, Kate (I) (assistant coordinator)
  5. Baquero, Isabel (assistant choreographer)
  6. Bedford-Stradling, Rosie (unit nurse)
  7. Berkery, Barbara (personal dialogue coach: Geoffrey Rush)
  8. Black, Samantha (I) (production coordinator)
  9. Blyther, Terry (location manager)
  10. Brown, Andy (XXI) (fire safety)
  11. Cadiou, Dougal (assistant accountant)
  12. Cameron Brown, Jo (loop group voice)
  13. Carruthers, Gavin (production assistant)
  14. Chalk, Leah (health and safety)
  15. Coulter, Ruth (floor runner: dailies)
  16. Daubeny, Nick (location manager)
  17. Dent, Emma (horse master)
  18. Donovan, Farnaz (assistant accountant)
  19. Dorigan, Chloe (assistant: Tim Bevan) (as Chloé Dorigan)
  20. Dyer, Penny (dialect coach: Cate Blanchett, Samantha Morton and cast)
  21. Edwards, Judith (construction nurse)
  22. Edwards, Peter (XII) (fire safety) (as Pete Edwards)
  23. Etherington, Gary (chef)
  24. Eydmann, Larry (health and safety advisor)
  25. Fischer, Paul (VII) (daily floor runner)
  26. Fishlock, Dave (fire safety)
  27. Frye, Dan (I) (moldmaker: Robert Allsopp and Associates)
  28. Gibson, Jane (II) (choreographer)
  29. Gladstone, Alex (location manager)
  30. Glass, Tarquin (set runner)
  31. Green, Jess (accounting assistant)
  32. Haddock, Andrew (video coordinator)
  33. Hayes, Paul (XI) (post -production assistant)
  34. Hazell, Oliver (floor runner)
  35. Hideg, Steve (additional crane technician)
  36. Hingerty, Manus (location manager: plate unit)
  37. Hodgson, Alexander (accommodation assistant)
  38. Home, Manus (location manager)
  39. Hunt, Sarah (I) (construction accountant)
  40. Irvine, Amy (stand in: dailies)
  41. Isgar, Lee (assistant: Geoffrey Rush)
  42. James, Aliza (assistant: Eric Fellner)
  43. Jeffries, Nick (I) (armorer)
  44. Johnson, Stuart (V) (fire safety)
  45. Jones, John (XL) (armour maker)
  46. Jones, Non (assistant accountant)
  47. Judd, Antony (II) (chef)
  48. Kearney, Jemma (assistant: Cate Blanchett)
  49. Kerr, Mary (II) (daily floor runner)
  50. Khale, Suresh (personal chef: Shekhar Kapur)
  51. Lambert, Jen (construction nurse) (as Jennifer Lambert)
  52. Lewis, Gareth (III) (set production assistant: dailies) (uncredited)
  53. Mann, Stacy (I) (unit publicist)
  54. McCullough, Jill (I) (dialect coach: Clive Owen)
  55. Mitchell, Damian (supervising armorer)
  56. Mohr-Pietsch, Anna (assistant: executive producer)
  57. Morphew, Steve (stand-in: Geoffrey Rush)
  58. Nikolic, Alex (media producer)
  59. Noakes, Clive (laboratory contact)
  60. Norcliffe, Peter (armour maker: Robert Allsopp and Associates)
  61. Obadiah, David Z. (end titles: producer)
  62. Olrich-Smith, Emma (assets administrator)
  63. Page, Becky (production intern)
  64. Percossi Papi, Diego (jewelry artist)
  65. Phillips, Roger (II) (titles)
  66. Pollard, Justin (senior research consultant)
  67. Pollard, Stephanie G. (translation consultant)
  68. Rae, Rebecca (I) (assistant production coordinator)
  69. Rajilal, Rajesh (production assistant)
  70. Richardson, James (III) (first assistant accountant)
  71. Ryan, Maria (I) (assistant to the producer)
  72. Shaw, Dave (III) (diving coordinator)
  73. Squires, Roy (fire safety)
  74. Tandy, Michele (financial controller)
  75. Tuffley, Kevin (fire safety)
  76. Wharton, Angela (script supervisor)
  77. Whitty, Dan (assistant location manager)
  78. Williams, Clare (I) (assistant: Shekhar Kapur)
  79. Wilson, Michael (X) (production coordinator: Scotland unit)
  80. Wright, Sarah Jane (production executive) (as Sarah-Jane Robinson)


[from trailer] Sir Walter Raleigh: We mortals have many weaknesses; we feel too much, hurt too much or too soon we die, but we do have the chance of love. Queen Elizabeth I: Are you here to tell me I must murder a Queen? Sir Walter Raleigh: I would never presume to tell my Queen what to do. Only you know where your duty lies. Queen Elizabeth I: Was it my father's duty to murder my mother? She was a Queen, for a time. Oh, I would be loath to die such so bloody a death. Sir Walter Raleigh: Since when were you so afraid? Queen Elizabeth I: I'm always afraid. Sir Walter Raleigh: Kill a Queen and all Queens are mortal. We mortals have many weaknesses: we feel too much, hurt too much, all too soon we die, but we do have the chance of love. Queen Elizabeth I: Do we? I have given England my life. Must she also have my soul? Queen Elizabeth I: Go back to your rathole! Tell Philip I fear neither him, nor his priests, nor his armies. Tell him if he wants to shake his little fist at us, we're ready to give him such a bite he'll wish he'd kept his hands in his pockets! Don Guerau De Spes: You see a leaf fall, and you think you know which way the wind blows. Well, there is a wind coming, Madame, that will sweep away your pride. [turns to leave with his ministers] Queen Elizabeth I: I, too, can command the wind, sir! I have a hurricane in me that will strip Spain bare if you dare to try me! [from trailer] Queen Elizabeth I: Give me hope. Dr. John Dee: The forces that shape the world are greater than all of us, Majesty. How can I promise that they'll conspire in your favor even though you're the Queen? Yhis much I know, when the storm breaks, some are dumb with terror and some spread their wings like eagles and soar. Queen Elizabeth I: You are a wise man. Dr. John Dee: And you, Madame, are a very great lady. [from trailer] Queen Elizabeth I: By God, England will not fall while I am Queen. [from trailer] Queen Elizabeth I: Spain intends to place Mary Stuart on our country's throne, and I am to be assassinated. Does this sound familiar? Queen Elizabeth I: How many Catholics are there in England, sir? Cabinet Minister #1: [snorting] Immense numbers, Majesty. Cabinet Minister #2: Half the nation cling to the old superstitions. Queen Elizabeth I: What would you have me do? Hang half the people in England, or just imprison them? Cabinet Minister #2: We must act, Majesty! Our inaction is perceived as weakness! Queen Elizabeth I: If my people break the law, they shall be punished. Until that day, they shall be protected. Cabinet Minister #1: Majesty, we have proven reason to fear every Catholic in the... Queen Elizabeth I: [cutting in] Fear creates fear. I am not ignorant of the dangers, sir. But I will not punish my people for their beliefs. Only for their deeds. I am assured that the people of England love their Queen. My constant endeavor is to earn that love. Sir Francis Walsingham: Forgive me, Your Majesty, I have failed you. Queen Elizabeth I: How have you failed me? What am I to forgive you for? Sir Francis Walsingham: Phillip of Spain is a God-fearing man who cannot declare war without a just cause. I intercepted every letter Mary Stuart secretly dispatched, but failed to see Spain knew I was reading them. They waited for her to write the words that in my eyes would confirm her treason. Sir Francis Walsingham: [ashamed] Forgive me. I am trapped in my own web. Queen Elizabeth I: And I ordered Mary's execution. I murdered God's anointed Queen. And now God's most dutiful son makes Holy War to punish me. William Walsingham: We will all be judged in the end. King Philip ll of Spain: Elizabeth is darkness. I am light. Queen Elizabeth I: [during a briefing with Walsingham and Bess] We shall have to look out a husband for you soon, Bess. Elizabeth Throckmorton: Not too soon, my lady. Sir Francis Walsingham: There are husbands to be had. Queen Elizabeth I: [to Bess] Don't you want to be married? Elizabeth Throckmorton: I'll want the marriage if I want the man. Sir Christopher Hatton: Be warned by the atrocities in France! God-fearing Christians murdered by Papist cut-throats inflamed by hatred of the truth! Lord Howard: We know the Catholics take their orders from Spain. The Spanish speak openly of Mary Stuart as Queen of England in waiting. Queen Elizabeth I: [sharply] Mary Stuart is a Queen cast out by her own ungrateful nation. Sir Christopher Hatton: With respect, Majesty: a Catholic Queen. Your loyal Protestant supporters don't understand why Mary Stuart lives under our protection at our expense. Very considerable expense. Queen Elizabeth I: Mary Stuart is my cousin. She is our guest. And she is under our control. Lord Howard: But while she lives, Majesty, she is a beacon that draws our enemies' eyes and hopes. Queen Elizabeth I: [speculating] While she lives? Sir Christopher Hatton: She is the poison at the heart of England. The poison must be cut out. Queen Elizabeth I: You'd have me make a martyr of her. What is her crime? Queen Elizabeth I: We all know that if I fall you all come tumbling down with me. Queen Elizabeth I: May we have wisdom not to fear shadows in the night, and courage when the day of danger truly dawns. Queen Elizabeth I: [to her army, lined up in front of her at Tilbury] My loving people. We see the sails of the enemy approaching. We hear the Spanish guns over the water. Soon now, we will meet them face-to-face. I am resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all. While we stand together no invader shall pass. Let them come with the armies of Hell; they will not pass! And when this day of battle is ended, we meet again in heaven or on the field of victory. Sir Francis Walsingham: Mary Stuart must die! Queen Elizabeth I: MUST? Mary Stuart must die? Where is written? Who says so? Have I ordered it? Sir Francis Walsingham: Majesty, this is no time for mercy. Queen Elizabeth I: [shouting] Don't preach at me, old man! Sir Amyas Paulet: And you, ma'am, are to be tried. For treason. Mary Stuart: Me? What is any of this to do with me? [after an expedition in the New World, Raleigh has founded a colony] Sir Walter Raleigh: We have named it Virginia, after our Virgin Queen. Queen Elizabeth I: "Virginia"? And when I am married, will you rename it to "Conjugia"? Annette: Soon, England's true believers will rise up against that bastard usurper, Elizabeth, and slit her throat! Mary Stuart: [in reprimand] That's enough! [small pause] Mary Stuart: [calmly] Slit her throat? Please. Sir Walter Raleigh: Why be afraid of tomorrow when today is all we have? Sir Walter Raleigh: I have never known a woman like you. Queen Elizabeth I: In some other world, in some other time, could you have loved me? Sir Walter Raleigh: I know only one world and in this world, I have loved you. Queen Elizabeth I: There's something you could do for me - something I have not known for a very long time. But it's not to be spoken of afterwards. It must be forgotten. But just for now, a kiss? [Raleigh kisses Elizabeth] I die. Sir Walter Raleigh: [interrupting Elizabeth hitting Bess] Majesty, this is not the Queen I love and serve. Sir Walter Raleigh: [Raleigh's horse runs ahead] Forgive me, Majesty, my horse doesn't seem to know his place yet. Queen Elizabeth I: Have you ever known your place, Mr. Raleigh? Sir Walter Raleigh: How am I to win the Queen's favor? Elizabeth Throckmorton: Why should I tell you that? Sir Walter Raleigh: I've little enough to offer, but whatever I have to give, ask and it's yours. Elizabeth Throckmorton: Say what you mean to say as plainly as possible. All men flatter the Queen in hope of advancement. Pay her the compliment of truth. Sir Walter Raleigh: I think it must be hard for so great a Queen to know the simple pleasure of being liked for herself. Queen Elizabeth I: Now you grow dull. Queen Elizabeth I: I will not be a toy of the fates! Have I not faced an assassin's bullet and lived? Sir Walter Raleigh: [throws his coat in the road] A puddle in the way, Majesty. Queen Elizabeth I: A puddle. [keeps walking] Puddle. [laughs] Elizabeth Throckmorton: The puddle man is outside, Majesty. Sir Christopher Hatton: [the Archduke Charles of Austria's portrait is presented as a possible suitor] An Austrian alliance would keep France quiet. Sir Francis Walsingham: And put Philip on a leash. Queen Elizabeth I: I've become almost enthusiastic. Send for him. Queen Elizabeth I: How much longer do you think I can play this game, Francis? Sir Francis Walsingham: Virginity is an asset that holds its value well. Archduke Charles: The beauty of your Majesty is dazzling to my eyes. I am overwhelmed. I am conquered. I die. Only your love, my stattlich Elizabeth, can restore me into life. Queen Elizabeth I: [in German] You play the game very well, my young friend. But don't you sometimes feel an overwhelming desire to say what you're really thinking? Archduke Charles: I daren't even think what I'm really thinking. Queen Elizabeth I: I have a secret, my dear. I pretend there's a pane of glass between me and them. They can see me, but they cannot touch me. You should try it. Queen Elizabeth I: Do we discover the New World or does the New World discover us? Sir Walter Raleigh: You speak like a true explorer. Sir Walter Raleigh: It is something, after all, to take a blank on the map and build there a shining city. Elizabeth Throckmorton: Which you will, no doubt, name after yourself. Sir Walter Raleigh: No doubt. Queen Elizabeth I: I cannot accept the fruits of piracy, Mr. Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh: Philip of Spain is no friend of England, Majesty. The more gold I take from him, the safer you will be. Queen Elizabeth I: Well, well - a political pirate. Queen Elizabeth I: I suspect him of being a professional charmer. Am I right? Elizabeth Throckmorton: He is certainly charming, my lady. Queen Elizabeth I: Well, there are duller professions. You like him, don't you? Elizabeth Throckmorton: He's a man that lives in a world far beyond the court. It's refreshing. Queen Elizabeth I: Well, we shall let him come again. Queen Elizabeth I: More lines on my face. Where do they come from? Elizabeth Throckmorton: Smile lines, my lady. Queen Elizabeth I: Smile lines? When do I ever smile? Mary Stuart: [Mary sits before her accusers in black, her face stern] You know neither who you are, nor what you do. But I know who I am, and if I die, it shall be as I have lived: as a Queen, trusting in the mercy of God, my Holy Father. Sir Amyas Paulet: The Queen orders these measures for your protection. Mary Stuart: The Queen? I am a queen. They call her The Virgin Queen. Why is that, sir? Can it be that no man will have her? Queen Elizabeth I: [speaking about Walter Raleigh] He interests me, talk to him. Elizabeth Throckmorton: Him, Your Majesty? Queen Elizabeth I: [smiling] Him. Queen Elizabeth I: [smiling] The volta, I require all my ladies to learn it. Queen Elizabeth I: [to Raleigh] I like your immensities. Your ocean is an image of Eternity, I think. Such great spaces make us small. Do we discover the New World, Mr. Raleigh, or does it discover us? Queen Elizabeth I: I've heard it's customary to have a husband before producing an heir. Don Guerau De Spes: Excuse me, Your Majesty. The air has become stale. I am sensitive to the smell of an open sewer. [He stares at Raleigh and leaves] Queen Elizabeth I: [to Raleigh] I cannot accept the fruits of piracy, Mr. Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh: Philip of Spain is no friend of England, Majesty. The more gold I take from him, the safer you will be. Sir Walter Raleigh: You like your ladies to jump at your command? Queen Elizabeth I: Do you think that way? To tell you the truth, I'm very very tired of always being in control. Sir Walter Raleigh: Nonsense! Queen Elizabeth I: What? Sir Walter Raleigh: You eat and drink control. Queen Elizabeth I: Is that so? Queen Elizabeth I: Male desire confers no distinction. Queen Elizabeth I: My bitches wear my collars! Queen Elizabeth I: [Pointing at Sir Walter] This man has seduced a ward of the Queen [Pointing at Bess] and she has married without Royal Consent these offences are punishable by law. Arrest him! GO! [Walsingham bows at the Queen looks at Raleigh and starts to leave with him] Queen Elizabeth I: I TOO can command the wind sir! I have a hurricane in me that will strip Spain bare if you dare to try me!

Other Titles

  1. Elizabeth - Das goldene Königreich (2007) (ENG)

  2. Elizabeth - L'âge d'or (2007) (ENG)

  3. The Golden Age (2006) (ENG)
    (UK) (working title)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire, England, UK - (Raleigh's house exteriors)
  2. Brean Down, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK - (Queen Elizabeth Addresses her Troops)
  3. Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, UK - (John Dee's house exteriors/London alley/Paris street scene)
  4. Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England, UK
  5. Dorney Court, Dorney, Buckinghamshire, England, UK - (Raleigh's house/Walsingham's house/chapel interiors)
  6. Doune Castle, Doune, Stirling, Scotland, UK
  7. Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland, Scotland, UK
  8. Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England, UK - (Whitehall Palace interior)
  9. Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, UK - (Chartley Hall, also the interior of Walsingham's house)
  10. Leeds Castle, Kent, England, UK - (Chartley Hall/Whitehall exteriors)
  11. Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England, UK - (Windsor Great Park)
  12. Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK - (studio)
  13. St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, England, UK - (Fortheringay Castle/Chartley Hall interiors)
  14. St. John's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK - (Whitehall Palace exteriors/Thames scenes)
  15. Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset, England, UK - (Whitehall Palace interiors)
  16. Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London, England, UK - (Escorial Palace/Lisbon Cathedral interiors)
  17. Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK - (St. Paul's Cathedral/The Chapel Royal interiors/gallows scene)


- Elizabeth's jewelery was made by 'Erickson Beamon' (qv) of Belgravia. Her plumed hats were designed by 'Stephen Jones (XXXV)' (qv), 'Christian Dior (I)' (qv)'s milliner.

- SPOILER: The words Mary, Queen of Scots, mouths before being executed are "I forgive you with all my heart." They are rumored to be her last words, spoken to the executioner when he asked her forgiveness.

- Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title 'Minelli'.

- 'Angharad Rees' (qv), best known for her performance as Demelza in the 1970s BBC television series _"Poldark" (1975)_ (qv), designed some of the jewelry worn by Queen Elizabeth and her ladies in waiting. Pieces from Rees' Qing Dynasty Collection appear throughout the film.

- To save money, only one ship replica was built. It was Raleigh's English vessel on one side and a Spanish galleon on the other. When filming wide shots of the deck, smoke was used to cover up any separation in design.

- The scene of Raleigh leaving English shores to go into battle was originally filmed as his arrival to England from the New World. It was much earlier in the film, with completely different dialog.

- The scene where Bess learns to dance