A friendship that became a rivalry. A rivalry that became a war.
Starring Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). 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 (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination.
Female regents in a masculine world and rivals in power and in love, 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 each court put both thrones into a state of peril, forever changing the course of history.
“Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie make worthy, regal adversaries” – “An intense, gorgeous and fully fleshed-out story of two queens” – “Bow down to Ronan and Robbie” – “Ronan’s fiery Mary and Robbie’s emotionally complex Elizabeth truly reign divine” – The Wrap
In cinemas January 17.
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