Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart.
Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Mary is a Catholic and with Scotland and England falling under the rule of the compelling Protestant Elizabeth 1 her claim to the throne is seen as both a threat and an impossibility.
Rivals, yet bound by the challenges of being female regents in a masculine world, the two Queens play the game of marriage versus independence.
With a breathtaking performance by Saoirse Ronan as the Queen driven but also blinded by her youth and exuberance. This is a compelling exploration of an intriguing and tempestuous period.
‘The film’s most thrilling pleasure is a show-stopping lead performance from Ronan, who at 24 is quickly becoming one of the industry’s most consistently impressive young actors’The Guardian