So many great actors have played Queen Elizabeth I. Here they are. Who do you do you like best? LEAVE A COMMENT and tell us who is your favourite. It's hard to decide. They all gave us incredible insight into this iconic Queen. The writer first, then the actors who, TRANSFORMED and lifted the words off the page to the screen. Transformation is the key.
If you are a Elizabeth I fan then here is your Playlist of films to watch.
The Virgin Queen (1955)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Mary of Scotland (1936)
Dame Judy Dench
Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Queen Elizabeth I (2005)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
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I also have to say that Helen Mirren is brilliant as QEI. And I must admit that I haven’t watched Orlando yet….so that is on my own playlist!
Thank you for all your comments. Melissa, I have to look up Anne Marie Duff in the Virgin Queen now.
Jacqueline, Judy Dench is always so fantastic. Kate Blanchett’s version was amazing too. It’s funny how many times one can watch and re-watch these films. They are all so beautifully done. All the work…the costumes, makeup, hair and talent. I always find something new also. I hope you enjoy watching this play list, Jacqueline!
Valerie, so that is 2 votes for Dame Judy Dench. Guess that’s why she’s the Dame!
Have a great day Queens! I think I will rewatch a couple of these myself.
Don’t forget Anne Marie Duff in The Virgin Queen
I love Judi Dench’s version from the film Shakespeare in Love first. But I do have to mention Kate Blanchett’s role from the 1998 version of the film Elizabeth.
However, so difficult to choose!! Now I must spend time re-watching and discovering this list of films!
Happy Queen Day
Dame Judy Dench