Elizabeth I

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.

TitleElizabeth I
First Air DateSeptember 29th, 2005
Last Air DateOctober 6th, 2005
GenreDrama
NetworkChannel 4
Production CompaniesCompany Pictures, HBO Films, Channel 4 Television
ProducersBarney Reisz, Gary Tuck
Executive ProducersGeorge Faber, Suzan Harrison, Charles Pattinson, Nigel Williams
Number of Seasons1 Seasons
Number of Episodes2 Episodes
Plot Keywordsvirgin, england, monarchy, royal family, governance, queen elizabeth i, miniseries, queen of england, palace intrigue, historical drama, 16th century
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
Queen Elizabeth I
Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
Earl of Leicester
Hugh Dancy
Hugh Dancy
Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex
Simon Woods
Simon Woods
Gifford
Charlotte Asprey
Charlotte Asprey
Frances Walsingham
Diana Kent
Diana Kent
Lady Essex
Martin Savage
Martin Savage
Stubbs
Douglas Reith
Douglas Reith
Jude
Douglas Reith
Douglas Reith
Judge
John McEnery
John McEnery
Jesuit Priest
Eddie Redmayne
Eddie Redmayne
Southampton
Ann Firbank
Ann Firbank
Lady Anne
Will Keen
Will Keen
Francis Bacon
Barbara Flynn
Barbara Flynn
Mary Queen of Scots
Patrick Malahide
Patrick Malahide
Sir Francis Walsingham
Ewen Bremner
Ewen Bremner
King James VI
Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid
Lord Burghley
Toby Jones
Toby Jones
Robert Cecil