TMDB Rating 7.4
IMDB Rating 8.1

Series Details

Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 2


Networks: Channel 4

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Sep 29, 2005

Recent Air Date: Oct 6, 2005

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

Website: Link

Production Companies: Channel 4 Television , HBO Films , Company Pictures



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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.

Main Cast

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Queen Elizabeth I

Age : 77 | Popularity : 54%

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons

Earl of Leicester

Age : 73 | Popularity : 33%

Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Age : 47 | Popularity : 32%

Ben Pullen

Ben Pullen

Sir Walter Raleigh

Age : 50 | Popularity : 3%

Simon Woods

Simon Woods


Age : 42 | Popularity : 6%

Charlotte Asprey

Charlotte Asprey

Frances Walsingham

Age : N/A | Popularity : 4%

Diana Kent

Diana Kent

Lady Essex

Age : N/A | Popularity : 6%

Geoffrey Streatfeild

Geoffrey Streatfeild

Sir Anthony Babington

Age : 47 | Popularity : 3%



Department Role Name
Writing Writer
Production Executive Producer
Directing Director
Sound Original Music Composer
ADR & Dubbing
Sound Effects Editor
Camera Director of Photography
Camera Operator
Editing Editor
Art Production Design
Art Direction
Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Makeup Artist
Crew Makeup Effects
Visual Effects Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
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