Date: 1998
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Production Company: PolyGram, Working Title Films, Channel Four Films

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Richard Attenborough, Daniel Craig, Fanny Ardant, Eric Cantona, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Burke, John Gielgud, Amanda Ryan, Kelly Macdonald
Location(s): County Durham, Derbyshire, Dorset, Northamptonshire, Somerset, London, Yorkshire

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Now close to death, Queen Mary I (Kathy Burke) steps up her policy of Protestant repression. Even Princess Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), her younger sister and her heir apparent is in grave danger, but Mary’s last ditch to execute her for treason fails. Within days, Mary is dead and Elizabeth is crowned Queen of England, but with enemies and rebellion continuing in her own council she is advised to hit back. She retaliated in a counter-coup of immense ferocity, wiping out all opposition to her leadership. Her throne is finally secure.

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Martyrs get burnt in the grounds of Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland.

Some say Elizabeth gets arrested at Alnwick Castle, but thanks go to Simon Richardson, who points out that the building is in fact Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse (which is all that remains of Alnwick Abbey) and is found just half a mile away from Alnwick Castle on the B6346.

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Peter Giles provides a now show, amazing how the size perspective is altered without those riders close to camera. (RL)

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The English army lays defeated outside of Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland.

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The river pageant takes place with the background being Raby Castle, Darlington, County Durham DL2.

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Walking up to the Queen is Vincent Cassel playing 'Duc d'Anjou'. Raby Castle sits behind him.

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Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh

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According to the film they ride towards a castle in Scotland, but it is actually a digital composite with again using Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland.

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The flag flies in a close-up of Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland.