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13th September 1998
2h 4m
Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth is a 1998 Biography Drama film released on 13th September; Shekhar Kapur directed the film which stars Cate Blanchett, Vincent Cassel, and Joseph Fiennes. The film is based on a true story. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $52,150,642 on its budget.

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The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 4:49am.

Cast (62)

Cate Blanchett's profile Cate Blanchett Elizabeth I
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Bafta Win
Vincent Cassel's profile Vincent Cassel Duc d'Anjou
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Joseph Fiennes's profile Joseph Fiennes Robert Dudley
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Emily Mortimer's profile Emily Mortimer Kat Ashley
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Daniel Craig's profile Daniel Craig John Ballard
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Kathy Burke's profile Kathy Burke Queen Mary Tudor
Age at Filming ≈ 33
John Gielgud's profile John Gielgud
Age at Filming ≈ 93
Kelly Macdonald's profile Kelly Macdonald
Age at Filming ≈ 21
James Frain's profile James Frain
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Alfie Allen's profile Alfie Allen
Age at Filming ≈ 11
Jamie Foreman's profile Jamie Foreman Earl of Sussex
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Edward Hardwicke's profile Edward Hardwicke
Age at Filming ≈ 65
Matthew Rhys's profile Matthew Rhys
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Jean-Pierre Léaud's profile Jean-Pierre Léaud
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Terence Rigby's profile Terence Rigby
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Fanny Ardant's profile Fanny Ardant Mary of Guise
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Joseph O'Conor's profile Joseph O'Conor
Age at Filming ≈ 87
Kenny Doughty's profile Kenny Doughty
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Christian Simpson's profile Christian Simpson
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Daisy Bevan's profile Daisy Bevan
Age at Filming ≈ 5
Eric Cantona's profile Eric Cantona Monsieur de Foix
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Amanda Ryan's profile Amanda Ryan
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Angus Deayton's profile Angus Deayton
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Jocelyn Quivrin's profile Jocelyn Quivrin
Age at Filming ≈ 18
Peter Stockbridge
Age at Filming ≈ 77
Edward Highmore
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Lewis Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Rod Culbertson
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Wayne Sleep's profile Wayne Sleep
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Tim Bevan's profile Tim Bevan
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Lily Allen's profile Lily Allen
Age at Filming ≈ 12
Sally Grey
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Jennifer Lewicki
Age at Filming ≈ 25
Jeremy Hawk's profile Jeremy Hawk
Age at Filming ≈ 79

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Updated: 19th Jan 2024, 10:05am

Production Companies

Channel Four Films

Elizabeth Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

5% 0-12
2% 13-19
19% 20-29
11% 30-39
10% 40-49
2% 50-59
3% 60-69
5% 70-79
2% 80-89
2% 90+
40% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

29% Female
71% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Elizabeth FAQ

When was Elizabeth released?

Elizabeth was released on Sunday September 13th, 1998.

Is Elizabeth Based on a True Story?

Yes, the film is based on a true story. However, it is very common in these kinds of films for scenes, characters or situations to be changed or fictionalised for dramatic effect. Even when that is the case, the overall story and main characters are based on non-fictional people and events.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Elizabeth?

The lead role is played by Cate Blanchett in the role of Elizabeth I.

How much did Elizabeth cost to make?

The budget was $30,000,000.

How much money did Elizabeth make?

The worldwide revenue was $82,150,642.

Is Elizabeth on Netflix?

No, Elizabeth is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Elizabeth on Amazon Prime?

No, Elizabeth is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Elizabeth on Disney Plus?

No, Elizabeth is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States