Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I (2005)

  • Genre: Drama
  • First Air Date: 2005-09-29
  • Last Air Date: 2005-10-06
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 100 min.
  • Language: e
  • Production Company: Company Pictures
  • Networks: Channel 4
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Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The miniseries covers approximately the last 24 years of her nearly 45-year reign. Part 1 focuses on the final years of her relationship with the Earl of Leicester, played by Jeremy Irons. Part 2 focuses on her subsequent relationship with the Earl of Essex, played by Hugh Dancy. The series originally was broadcast in the United Kingdom in two two-hour segments on Channel 4. It later aired on HBO in the United States, CBC and TMN in Canada, ATV in Hong Kong, ABC in Australia, and TVNZ Television One in New Zealand. The series went on to win Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe Awards. The same year, Helen Mirren starred as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen, with which she dominated the award season.

  • Keywords: virgin, england, monarchy, royal family, governance, queen elizabeth i, miniseries, queen of england, palace intrigue, historical drama, 16th century
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    Elizabeth I Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2005-09-29
    2 Episodes

    Elizabeth I Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Battle for the Throne60 min
    Season 1Episode 2The Enemy Within60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Death of a Dynasty60 min
    • Helen Mirren

      as Queen Elizabeth I
    • Jeremy Irons

      as Earl of Leicester
    • Hugh Dancy

      as Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
    • Ben Pullen

      as Sir Walter Raleigh
    • Simon Woods

      as Gifford
    • Charlotte Asprey

      as Frances Walsingham
    • Diana Kent

      as Lady Essex
    • Geoffrey Streatfeild

      as Sir Anthony Babington
    • Martin Savage

      as Stubbs
    • Douglas Reith

      as Jude
    • Douglas Reith

      as Judge
    • John McEnery

      as Jesuit Priest
    • Ewen Bremner

      as King James VI
    • Eddie Redmayne

      as Southampton
    • Will Keen

      as Francis Bacon
    • Erick Deshors

      as Jean de Simier
    • Patrick Malahide

      as Sir Francis Walsingham
    • Ian McDiarmid

      as Lord Burghley
    • Jérémie Covillault

      as Duke of Anjou
    • Barbara Flynn

      as Mary Queen of Scots
    • Ann Firbank

      as Lady Anne
    • Toby Jones

      as Robert Cecil
    • Toby Salaman

      as Dr. Lopez
    Production George Faber Executive Producer
    Production Nigel Williams Executive Producer
    Writing Nigel Williams Writer
    Production Charles Pattinson Executive Producer
    Production Suzan Harrison Executive Producer
    Production Barney Reisz Producer
    Production Gary Tuck Producer
    Production Doreen Jones Casting
    Art Leon McCarthy Art Direction
    Camera Larry Smith Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Jan Hope-Kavanagh Makeup Artist
    Editing Beverley Mills Editor
    Visual Effects Nicola Kingham Visual Effects Producer
    Sound Lee Walpole Sound Effects Editor
    Visual Effects David A.T. Bowman Visual Effects Supervisor
    Camera Pete Cavaciuti Camera Operator
    Camera Dmitry Gribanov Camera Operator
    Writing Nigel Williams Screenplay
    Editing Melanie Oliver Editor
    Production Arturas Zukauskas Casting
    Costume & Make-Up Mike O'Neill Costume Design
    Crew Josh Weston Makeup Effects
    Sound Rob Lane Original Music Composer
    Art Eve Stewart Production Design
    Art Sarah Whittle Set Decoration
    Costume & Make-Up Sue Westwood Hairstylist
    Sound Simon Price ADR & Dubbing
    Camera Bo B. Randulff Camera Operator