After Lady Bird’s mainstream success, Saoirse Ronan proves to be unstoppable as she bags on the titular role of Mary Queen of Scots.
What: Mary Queen of Scots
When: December 7, 2018
Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, two actresses at the top of their game right now, will be joining forces in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.
What Mary Queen Of Scots Will Focus On
The film will examine the ruler’s lives after Mary Stuart, a widowed former queen of France, returns to Scotland. Her arrival threatens the English throne – then held by Elizabeth I, and leads in a hassled political period during which scheming counselors surround the dueling crowns.
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Details About Mary Queen Of Scots
The upcoming film will be based on John Guy’s biography “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots”.
The film will be premised on the 16th century rivalry between Queen of Scots and the Virgin Queen. However, it didn’t have to be, as mentioned by director Josie Rourke, “They were both, in their own ways, making huge sacrifices to try to operate in this male-dominated world,”
“It’s not one against the other. It’s both of them against a particular environment that pitted them against each other.”
Saoirse Ronan, who won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for 2017’s Lady Bird, plays Mary, Queen of Scots. Margot Robbie, on the other hand, who received nominations for the Academy Award, plays Queen Elizabeth of England.
Filming locations took place around the UK, including: Edinburgh, Glencoe (Highlands), Strathdon (Aberdeenshire), Derbyshire, London, and Oxford.
Household Names From Mary Queen Of Scots
Saoirse Ronan as Mary, Queen of Scots
Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I,
Elizabeth I is Mary, Queen of Scots’ cousin and Queen of England and Ireland.
David Tennant as John Knox
John Knox is a Protestant cleric.
Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley
Lord Darnley is Mary, Queen of Scots’ second husband.
Martin Compston as Earl of Bothwell
Earl of Bothwell is Mary, Queen of Scots’ third husband.
Joe Alwyn as Robert Dudley
Robert Dudley is Queen Elizabeth’s counselor and lover.
Brendan Coyle as Matthew Stewart,
Mattew Stewart is 4th Earl of Lennox, father of Lord Darnley.
Maria-Victoria Dragus as Mary Fleming
Mary Fleming is a Scottish noblewoman, childhood friend and half-first cousin of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Gemma Chan as Elizabeth Hardwick
Elizabeth Hardwick is a friend and confidante of Elizabeth I and keeper of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Ismael Cruz Cordova as David Rizzio
David Rizzio is Mary’s close friend and confidant.
Alex Beckett as Walter Mildmay
‘Mary Queen of Scots’ will be releasing in theatres this December.