The Virgin Queen

2006 | Drama
Ended | BBC One | PBS
3.1 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her years of triumph over the Armada; and finally her old age and her last, enigmatic relationship with her young protégé, the Earl of Essex.

CAST:
Queen Elizabeth I - Anne-Marie Duff
Robert Dudley - Tom Hardy
William Cecil - Lord Burghley - Ian Hart
Sir Thomas Radcliffe - Earl of Sussex - Dexter Fletcher
Queen Mary - Joanne Whalley
Francis Walsingham - Ben Daniels
Duke of Norfolk - Kevin McKidd
Amy Dudley - Emilia Fox
Kat Ashley - Tara Fitzgerald
Robert Devereux - Earl of Essex - Hans Matheson
Lettice Knollys - Sienna Guillory
Lord Chancellor Gardiner - Robert Pugh
Sir James Melville - Ewen Bremner
Ellen - Emma Kennedy
Baron - Ulrich Thomsen
Christopher Hatton - Jason Watkins
Courtier - Richard Syms
Duke of Anjou - Matthias Gibbig
Jean de Simier - Enzo Cilenti
Gilbert Gifford - Stephen Walters
Thomas Phelippes - Vincent Franklin
Mary, Queen of Scots - Charlotte Winner
Artist - Nicholas Hewetson
Captain Morgan - Tony Maudsley
Earl of Pembroke - Martin Nigel Davey
Young Man - Gavin Brocker
Period Guard - Jordy Cernik
Court Dancer - Dale Mercer
Dr. William Cowes - Ralph Ineson
Sir Walter Raleigh - Derek Riddell
Francis Bacon - Neil Stuke
Earl of Southampton - Shaun Evans
Sir Thomas Gorges - Tom Chambers
Charles Blount - Sebastian Armesto