A first look at Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth has been revealed, and it’s fair to say Donna from Neighbours has come a long way.
From finding critical acclaim in Martin Scorcese’s Wolf of Wall Street, to landing the iconic role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, Robbie has mesmerised audiences with her beauty and acting ability. She’s now widening her demographic even further, by playing Queen Elizabeth in Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen of Scots, due to be released in November 2018.
Netflix series The Crown is gaining tremendous popularity, so it’s no surprise other periodic dramas are being produced. This movie is based on the biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.
It will focus on the fascinating rivalry between Mary Stuart, the young Queen of Scotland, and Queen Elizabeth I, who came up against each other on religious beliefs and more importantly for them, the throne. With House of Cards script-writer, Beau Willimon at the helm of dialogue, it promises to be an intense reminder of the monarchy’s struggling past.
As you can see, Margot Robbie has gone through quite the transformation in order to capture audiences and become Queen Elizabeth I.
“Everyone manipulated their relationship,” Robbie mentions. “It’s complicated, it’s tragic, and it’s bizarre. The only other person in the world who could understand the position they were in was each other.”
Saoirse Ronan (The Way Back, Hanna, Lost River) – Mary Stuart
David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Ferdinand) – John Know
Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) – Earl of Lennox
Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.
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