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"Elizabeth" (also known as "Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen") is a Biography/Drama/History film directed by Shekhar Kapur, released on October 13 of 1998 in the USA , starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough and Fanny Ardant.

Declared illegitimate aged 3. Tried for treason aged 21. Crowned Queen aged 25.

Who directed "Elizabeth":

Elizabeth was directed by Shekhar Kapur, a director, actor, producer, and writer.

Before Elizabeth, Shekhar Kapur had directed Dushmani: A Violent Love Story, released in 1995, Bandit Queen (1994), Joshilaay (1989), Mr India (1987), Masoom (1983). Since, he directed The Four Feathers, released in 2002, Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007), New York, I Love You (2008).

What was the release date of "Elizabeth":

Elizabeth was initally released in the United States on Tuesday, October 13, 1998. Also released on this day were The Lost World (dir. Bob Keen), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (dir. Don Coscarelli), and Bleeders (dir. Peter Svatek). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, October 02, 1998 in the United Kingdom; Sunday, September 13, 1998 in Canada; Wednesday, November 11, 1998 in France; Thursday, October 29, 1998 in Germany; Tuesday, September 08, 1998 in Italy; Friday, October 23, 1998 in Spain; Thursday, October 22, 1998 in Australia and on Saturday, August 28, 1999 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Elizabeth":

At the casting of Elizabeth we find Cate Blanchett, previously seen in Oscar and Lucinda (1997) and Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997); Geoffrey Rush (Les Misérables (1998), Oscar and Lucinda (1997)); Christopher Eccleston (A Price Above Rubies (1998), Shallow Grave (1994)) [ more... ]

  • Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett also appeared in Oscar and Lucinda, released in 1997.
  • Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush also appeared together in Shakespeare in Love, released in 1998.

What is the Storyline of "Elizabeth":

In 1558, the Roman Catholic Queen Mary dies of a cancerous tumour in her uterus, leaving her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth as queen. Elizabeth had previously been jailed for a supposed conspiracy to murder Mary but has now been freed for her coronation. The film shows Elizabeth being courted by suitors (including Henri, Duc d'Anjou, the future King Henry III of France, whom she rejects) and urged by William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley to marry, which, as he states, would secure her throne. Instead, she has [...]

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