Elizabeth: The Golden Age


1h 54m 2007

Brief Synopsis

It is 1585 and, having reigned over England for nearly three decades, Queen Elizabeth I continues to face bloodlust for her throne and the lingering threat of familial betrayal. A channel away, a destructive wind of fundamentalist Catholicism blows across 16th century Europe, with Spain's Philip II

Film Details

Also Known As
Elizabeth, Elizabeth - L'âge d'or, Golden Age, Golden Age (Working Title Films), The
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Historical
Period
Sequel
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Synopsis

It is 1585 and, having reigned over England for nearly three decades, Queen Elizabeth I continues to face bloodlust for her throne and the lingering threat of familial betrayal. A channel away, a destructive wind of fundamentalist Catholicism blows across 16th century Europe, with Spain's Philip II, its figurehead. Backed by the Church in Rome and armed with the Inquisition, Philip--with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada--presents an imminent threat to Queen and Country--the dark and pious king is determined to wrest the Protestant "heretic" from the throne and restore England to the glory that is the Roman Catholic Church. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth also struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Raleigh--despite his status as a commoner--who remains forbidden for a Queen sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her passion, Elizabeth encourages her favored lady-in-waiting, Bess, to befriend Raleigh and keep him near. But such a strategy places Elizabeth at the center of their courtship, where she has no choice but to observe their growing intimacy. In the dashing and adventurous Raleigh, she sees not only an intellectual and spirited equal, but also a clarion of lands beyond, the unexplored globe, infinite freedom. By electing Bess to take her place, she is ultimately forced to make the anguishing choice between being a woman and being a Queen. And as she charts her course abroad, Elizabeth's trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham, continues his masterful puppetry of her court at home--and her campaign to solidify absolute power. Through an intricate spy network, Walsingham uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne. But as he unmasks traitors that may include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart, he unknowingly sets England on a course of destruction.

Crew

Tony Abejuro

Visual Effects Editor

Sheara Abrahams

Costumes

Ben Adefarasin

Camera Trainee

John Adefarasin

Assistant Camera

Remi Adefarasin

Director Of Photography

Rene Adefarasin

Assistant Camera

Adam Aitken

Plasterer

Adrian Aitken

Plasterer

Paul Alexiou

Visual Effects Editor

David Allday

Art Director

Louis Alley

Plasterer

David Anders

Stunt Performer

Jeremy Angel

Office Runner

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Colette Appleby

Stand-In

Helen Appleby

Assistant

Mark Appleby

Adr

Paul Apted

Sound Editor

Beatrix Archer

Makeup

David Armitage

Cg Supervisor

Craig Armstrong

Original Music

Craig Armstrong

Music

David Armstrong

Grip

Gabriel Arnold

Visual Effects Editor

John Arnold

Camera

Dave Ashby

Grip

Chloe Aubry

Costumes

Mark Auguste

Supervising Sound Editor

Sam Auguste

Dialogue Editor

Philip Babbage

Plasterer

Daren Bailey

Coordinator

Katie Bailey

Assistant Production Coordinator

Richard Baillie

Rotoscope Animator

Vanessa Baker

Voice Casting

Aram Balakjian

Visual Effects Editor

David Balfour

Property Master

Geoff Ball

Carpenter

Isabel Baquero

Choreographer

Waseem Barlas

Driver

Matthew Barry

Craft Service

Stephan Batterham

Construction

Brian Beaumont

Gaffer

Mike Beaven

Transportation Captain

Rosie Bedford-stradling

Medic

Otis A Bell

Plasterer

Kieran Belshaw

Software Engineer

Anna Benbow

Loader

Jeremy Bennet

Sound Engineer

Barbara Berkery

Dialogue Coach

Lucy Bevan

Casting Associate

Tim Bevan

Producer

Aisha Bicknell

Post-Production Coordinator

Jill Bilcock

Editor

Alan Billam

Production

Nik Billam-smith

Carpenter

Julie Bills

Camera Focus Puller

Gary Bird

Carpenter

Sean Bird

Plasterer

Samantha Helen Black

Production Coordinator

Paddy Blake

Camera Focus Puller

Julian Blom

Visual Effects

Terry Blyther

Unit Manager

William Booker

Assistant Director

Roy Borrett

Stand-In

Virginie Bourdin

Concept Artist

Tony Boxall

Plasterer

Kazimir Boyle

Original Music

Allan Bradshaw

Driver

Mark Brady

Carpenter

Mike Brazelton

Rotoscope Animator

Matthew Bristowe

Visual Effects Producer

Barry Britnell

Driver

Ben Broadbridge

Special Effects

Andrew Brogan

Painter

John Brogan

Painter

Anita Brolly

Makeup

Anthony Brookman

Costume Supervisor

Rob Brookman

Carpenter

Emma Brown

Seamstress Supervisor

Emma Brown

Medic

William Browne

Assistant Editor

Nicola Buck

Makeup Artist

Nicola Buck

Makeup

Izet Buco

Compositing Supervisor

Frederick Buhagiar

Construction

Carol Bulmer

Caterer

Bill Bulpitt

Electrician

Andrew Bunday

Rendering Artist

Stuart Bunting

Camera

Tony Burnes

Electrician

John Butler

Plasterer

Alexandra Byrne

Costume Designer

Dougal Cadiou

Accounting Assistant

Chris Cameron

Office Runner

Robert Cameron

Assistant Set Decorator

Adam Campbell

Painter

Jon Capleton

Visual Effects Editor

Jordi Cardus

Lighting

Marrissa Carrara

Assistant Director

Thomas Carrick

Cg Supervisor

Gavin Carruthers

Production Assistant

Melanie Carter

Costume Department

John Casali

Sound Mixer

Carmel Cassidy

Construction

Andrew Castle

Carpenter

Tim Cavagin

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jonathan Cavendish

Producer

Nick Cervonaro

Music Engineer

Ray Bell Chambers

Carpenter

Liza Chasin

Executive Producer

Bruce Cheesman

Propman

David Cheesman

Propman

Chloe Chesterton

Assistant Director

Martin Chitty

Set Costumer

Nick Chopping

Stunt Performer

Neil Clark

Plasterer

Chris Clarke

Assistant Camera

Dean Clegg

Art Director

Colin Codner

Sound Mixer

Marlon Cole

Propman

Melvyn Coleman

Plasterer

Sharon Colley

Makeup

Abbi Collins

Stunt Double

Keith Connolly

Painter

Eddie Cook

Driver

Steven Cook

Plasterer

Charlotte Copson

Costumes

Simon Cordell

Plasterer

Michelle Corney

Visual Effects Producer

Michelle Corney

Visual Effects Editor

George Cottle

Stunt Performer

David Cozens

Assistant Camera

Sue Crawshaw

Costumes

Peter Croucher

Plasterer

Dan Crussell

Colorist

Stewart Cunningham

Props

Mark Curtis

Compositing Supervisor

Nick Daubeny

Location Manager

Luan Davis

Rotoscope Animator

Peter Davis

Painter

Keith Dawson

Special Effects Technician

Michael Dawson

Special Effects Supervisor

Raymond Day

Carpenter

Wayne Day

Carpenter

Steve Deahl

Sculptor

Kevin Deardon

Carpenter

Emma Dent

Animal Services

Sallyann Dicksee

Costumes

Stuart Digby

Special Effects Technician

Ben Dimmock

Stunt Performer

Alan Dodd

Driver

Gary Dodkin

Sound Engineer

David Donaldson

Music Arranger

Brendan Donnison

Voice Casting

Farnaz Donovan

Accounting Assistant

Lucy Donowho

Costumes

Chloe Dorigan

Assistant

Janie Dowding

Costume Coordinator

John Dowland

Song

Ian Drinkwater

Driver

Matt Dunkley

Original Music

Guy Hendrix Dyas

Visual Effects Supervisor

Guy Hendrix Dyas

Production Designer

Penny Dyer

Dialect Coach

Keith Dyett

Carpenter

Peter Edge

Painter

David Edwards

Carpenter

Judith Edwards

Medic

Lee Edwards

Carpenter

Tony Edwards

Special Effects Technician

Toby Eedy

Assistant Camera

Hisham Ejjayha

Construction

Michael Elson

Visual Effects Producer

Non Elunded

Accounting Assistant

Mark Emmett

Craft Service

Rick English

Stunt Performer

Richard Etchells

Editor

Cliff Etheridge

Plasterer

Gary Etherington

Craft Service

Tony Evans

Driver

Larry Eydmann

Consultant

Bradley Farmer

Stunt Performer

Eric Fellner

Producer

John Field

Rigging Electrician

Josh Field

Plasterer

Simon Finney

Camera Operator

Dave Fisher

Stunt Performer

Gary Fisher

Carpenter

Steven Fitzwater

Carpenter

Jane Flanagan

Costumes

Andrew Fletcher

Compositing Supervisor

Duncan Flower

Unit Manager

Terry Flowers

Special Effects Supervisor

John Folly

Production

Emma Ford

Music Scoring Mixer

Peter Ford

Stunt Performer

Ric Formosa

Music Conductor

Tom Forsyth

Unit Manager

Suzanne Forward

Props

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Film Details

Also Known As
Elizabeth, Elizabeth - L'âge d'or, Golden Age, Golden Age (Working Title Films), The
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Biography
Drama
Foreign
Historical
Period
Sequel
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 54m

Award Wins

Best Costume Design

2007

Best Costume Design

2008
Alexandra Byrne

Award Nominations

Best Actress

2007
Cate Blanchett

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of two 2007 Satellite Awards including Best Art Direction & Production Design and Best Costume Design by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 5, 2008

Released in United States October 2007

Shown at Rome Film Festival (Opening Night/Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.

Sequel to "Elizabeth" (USA/1998) directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Cate Blanchett.

Released in United States Fall October 12, 2007

Released in United States on Video February 5, 2008

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Rome Film Festival (Opening Night/Premiere) October 18-27, 2007.)