The Virgin Queen

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  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (3,269)

The Virgin Queen is a historical drama series that premiered in 2006. It is focused on the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England in the 16th century, and it provides an intimate and unique portrait of the queen's personal and political struggles as she navigates a world dominated by male power.

The series stars Anne-Marie Duff as Elizabeth I, Sienna Guillory as Mary Tudor (Elizabeth's half-sister), and Ian Hart as William Cecil (Elizabeth's chief advisor and a prominent politician of the era). The Virgin Queen dives into the early years of Elizabeth's reign, from her ascension to the throne following the death of her sister Mary to the Spanish Armada and beyond. It explores the complex relationships between members of the royal court, as well as the intricate power struggles and political intrigues that Elizabeth must navigate as a young woman in a male-dominated society.

Anne-Marie Duff delivers a powerful and nuanced performance as Elizabeth I, capturing both the strength and vulnerability of the queen as she navigates the treacherous waters of court politics. Duff effortlessly portrays Elizabeth's wit and intelligence, as well as her fierce determination to maintain her power and independence against all odds.

Sienna Guillory's performance as Mary Tudor is equally impressive, bringing depth and humanity to a character often portrayed as a one-dimensional villain. Guillory portrays Mary as a complex and conflicted woman, struggling with her own personal demons as she attempts to assert her own power and claim the throne for herself.

Ian Hart's portrayal of William Cecil is also noteworthy, providing a strong and steady presence as Elizabeth's advisor and confidant. Hart's performance highlights Cecil's loyalty to the queen as well as his shrewd political instincts, which often clash with Elizabeth's own desires and ambitions.

The Virgin Queen is a stunning and immersive historical drama that explores the political and personal challenges faced by one of the most powerful and enigmatic women in British history. The series provides a vivid and engaging portrayal of Elizabeth's early reign, bringing to life the complex web of relationships and intrigues that defined her reign. With top-notch performances and breathtaking cinematography, The Virgin Queen is a must-watch for fans of historical drama and fans of Elizabethan England alike.

The Virgin Queen is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (2 episodes). The series first aired on November 13, 2005.

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Part 2
2. Part 2
November 20, 2005
Elizabeth rejects a string of wealthy European suitors, openly preferring the affections of her childhood playmate, the married Robert Dudley. When his wife is found dead, she banishes him, knowing the scandal could rock the very stability of England.
Part 1
1. Part 1
November 13, 2005
Imprisoned in the Tower of London by her half-sister Queen Mary, scared but determined the young Elizabeth fights for her life and for what she believes, as the protestant daughter of Henry VIII, is rightfully hers - England's throne.
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The Virgin Queen is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Virgin Queen on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    November 13, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (3,269)