‘Mary Queen of Scots’ - Saoirse Ronan is the titular character in this adaptation of the biographical book by John Guy. Also starring Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I.
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Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Two queens. One future.
Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.
Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty.
Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within court imperil both thrones—and change the course of history.
Based on My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (biographical book) by John Guy.