See Cate Blanchett and Clive Owen in Elizabeth The Golden Age in cinemas November 2nd
Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush reprise the roles they originated in seven-time Academy Award®-nominated Elizabeth in Elizabeth The Golden Age – a gripping historical thriller laced with treachery and romance. Clive Owen joins the cast of Elizabeth The Golden Age as dashing seafarer and Elizabeth’s new found temptation.
Elizabeth The Golden Age finds Queen Elizabeth I (Blanchett) facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II (Jordi Molla) who is determined to restore England to Catholicism.
Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Raleigh as she prepares for inevitable war. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess (Abbie Cornish), to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy.
As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham (Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush), continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth’s court at home and her campaign to solidify absolute power. He uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne and unmasks traitors that may include Elizabeth’s own cousin Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton).
Elizabeth The Golden Age tells the story of one woman’s crusade to control love, crush enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world. This Universal Pictures release was filmed under the direction of Shekhar Kapur and produced by Tim Bevan. Preview Elizabeth The Golden Age clips and trailers and download Elizabeth The Golden Age pictures before it opens in cinemans on November 2nd