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Queen Elizabeth I

  • Biography: Elizabeth I (1999)
    Television documentary
    Presented by the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) Television channel

  • Blackadder Part II (1986)
    Television series
    Starring: Miranda Richardson, Rowan Atkinson
    6 episode comedy series

  • Drake of England (1935)
    Starring: Matheson Lang, Athene Seyler
    (a.k.a Elizabeth of England) Black and white film directed by Arthur B. Woods.

  • Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall (1924)
    Starring: Mary Pickford, Anders Randolph
    Black and white silent film directed by Marshall Neilan

  • Elizabeth (1998)
    Starring: Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Richard Attenborough
    Running time 124 minutes, filmed in the UK

  • Elizabeth (2002)
    Television documentary
    Hosted by: David Starkey
    Presented by the History Television channel

  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2006)
    Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen
    The film is in pre-production and changes may be made at any time.

  • Elizabeth I (2005)
    Television Mini-series
    Starring: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy
    255 minute running time, 2 parts

  • Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor
    Starring: Tamara Hope, Ron Kennell
    Family Drama from Scholastic

  • Elizabeth R (1971)
    Television Series
    Starring: Glenda Jackson, Ronald Hines
    BBC miniseries, 6 episodes, won 5 Emmy’s

  • Elizabeth the Queen (1968)
    Television Movie
    Starring: Charlton Heston, Judith Anderson
    Won and Emmy and another nomination

  • Fire Over England (1937)
    Starring: Flora Robson, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier
    Black and white, 92 minute running time

  • Gloriana (1984)
    Starring: Sarah Walker, Jean Rigby
    Opera, runs 146 minutes

  • Orlando (1992)
    Starring: Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp
    Nominated for 2 Oscars, 93 minutes running time

  • Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
    Starring: Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Vincent Price
    Nominated for 5 Oscars, Technicolor, 106 minutes

  • Queen Elizabeth (1912)
    Starring: Sandra Bernhardt, Lou Tellegen
    Silent film, Black and white

  • Sea Hawk (1940)
    Starring: Errol Flynn, Flora Robson, Claude Rains
    Nominated for 4 Oscars, Black and white

  • Seven Seas to Calais (1962)
    Starring: Irene Worth, Rod Taylor, Keith Michell
    Italian Language, 102 minute running time

  • Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    Starring: Dame Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush
    Won 7 Oscars, 123 minute running time

  • The Virgin Queen (1923)
    Starring: Diana Manners, Walter Tennyson
    Black and White/Color, silent film

  • The Virgin Queen (1955)
    Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Collins, Richard Todd
    Nominated for 1 Oscar, 92 minute running time

  • The Virgin Queen (2005)
    Television Mini-series
    Starring: Anne-Marie Duff, Geoff Bell
    BBC 4 part series, 237 minute running time

  • Young Bess (1953)
    Starring: Jean Simmons, Deborah Kerr
    Nominated for 2 Oscars, 112 minute running time


Anne Boleyn

  • Anna Boleyn (1920)
    Starring: Henny Porten, Emil Jannings
    Silent film, Black and White, made in Germany

  • Anne of a Thousand Days (1969)
    Starring: Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas
    Won an Oscar, 145 minute running time

  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)
    Television movie
    Starring: Jodhi May, Jared Harris
    90 minute running time

  • The Other Boleyn Girl (2007)
    In pre-production, details may change
    Based on a novel by Phillipa Gregory

    King Henry VII


  • Carry on Henry (1971)
    Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Williams
    Comedy, 89 minute running time

  • Henry VIII (1911)
    Starring: Laura Cowie, Charles Fuller
    Silent film, 25 minute running time

  • Henry VIII (1979)
    Film (BBC)
    Starring: John Stride, Claire Bloom, Timothy West
    166 minute running time

  • Henry VIII (2003)
    Television Mini-series
    Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Ray Winstone
    Two part series, 250 minutes

  • Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1973)
    Starring: Keith Michell, Donald Pleseance
    125 minute running time, based on BBC television series

  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
    Starring: Orson Welles, John Hurt
    Won 6 Oscars, 120 minute running time

  • A Man for All Seasons (1988)
    Television film
    Starring: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave
    Nominated for a Golden Globe

  • The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
    Starring: Charles Laughton, Luarance Hanray
    Won an Oscar, Black and White, 97 minutes running time

  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
    Television Mini-series
    Starring: Keith Michell, Annette Crosby
    Won an Emmy, 540 minute running time


Mary Queen of Scots

  • The Execution of Mary Stuart (1895)
    Short Film
    Starring: Robert Thomae
    Produced by Thomas A. Edison, inventor of the light bulb.  Running time 1 minute

  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plot (2004)
    Television Mini-series
    Starring: Clemence Poesy, Robert Carlyle
    BBC 3 part series

  • The Heart of a Queen (1940)
    Starring: Zarah Leander, Willy Birgel
    Black and White, German film

  • The Loves of Mary Queen of Scots (1923)
    Starring: Fay Compton, Ellen Compton
    Silent film, Black and White

  • Mary Queen of Scots (1971)
    Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Glenda Jackson, Timothy Dalton
    5 Oscar nominations, 128 minute running time

  • Mary Queen of Scots (2006)
    Pre-production, information may change at any time
    Written by Jimmy McGovern

  • Mary of Scotland (1936)
    Starring: Katherine Hepburn, Fedric March, Douglas Walton
    Black and White, 123 minute running time


Lady Jane Grey


  • Lady Jane (1986)
    Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Cary Elwes, Patrick Stewart
    Running time 142 minutes

  • Nine Days a Queen (1936)
    Starring: John Mills, Leslie Perrins, Nova Pilbeam
    Black and White, 78 minute running time


Mary Tudor


  • The Sword and the Rose (1953)
    Starring: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns
    Color, 92 minute running time

  • When Knighthood Was in Flower (1908)
    Starring: Linda Arvidson
    Black and White, Silent film

  • When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)
    Starring: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley
    Black and White, Silent film

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