Bloody Queens: Elizabeth and Mary full movie review - Very enjoyable historical documentary.
I was gutted when The BBC first pulled the plug on this, I thought it had gone, then all of a sudden it was on. Whenever I think of the two historical figures together I instantly think Glenda Jackson and Vanessa Redgrave, both of whom did a wonderful job back in 1971's Mary, Queen of Scots.
This dramatised documentary features Helen Bradbury (Elizabeth I) and Beth Cooke (Mary, Queen of Scots) as its principles. Told through the letters each wrote to the other, surprisingly the pair never met and held a deep suspicion and fear of the other.
While I did enjoy it, particularly Helen Bradbury's truthful and positive outing as England's finest, I would love to see this made into a big, lavish, rather wonderful movie, surely the time is about right now?
Enjoyable, interesting, surprisingly educational, just imagine what it could have been with a big budget. 7/10