Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchettin in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England. This 1998 film is loosely based on the early years of Elizabeth’s reign. In 2007, Blanchett and Rush reprised their roles in the sequel, Elizabeth The Golden Age, covering the later part of her reign.
The film brought Australian actress Blanchett to international attention. She won several awards for her portrayal of Elizabeth, while the film was also named the 1998 BAFTA best british film. Elizabeth was nominated in 7 categories in the 71st Academy Awards.
Running time: 126 min
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