Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots is a 1971 biographical film based on the life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, written by John Hale and directed by Charles Jarrott. Leading an all-star cast are Vanessa Redgrave as the title character and Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I. Jackson had previously played the part of Elizabeth in the BBC TV drama Elizabeth R, screened in February and March 1971, the first episode of which was also written by Hale.
Following the death of her husband Francis II of France in 1560, Mary, Queen of Scots (Vanessa Redgrave) returns to her native land. Though fearless, unselfish, and very beautiful, the young queen faces many challenges. As in neighbouring England, the Protestant faith has been embraced by many nobles of Scotland; in addition, the Catholic Mary has to deal with her half-brother James Stewart, Lord Moray's (Patrick McGoohan) ambitions for rule. He suggests that Mary enjoy herself in Scotland, and pass the time with dancing and feasting. Moray wants to rule Scotland while the lovely but inexperienced Mary becomes a figurehead.
|keywords||babington plot david riccio disillusion doom elizabeth i of england falling in love francis ii of france francis walsingham jam james vi and i kill king consort lock mary queen of scots meet morning scar sleep spoiled brat syphilis talk unmarried walsingham wed|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Costume Design Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing|
|producer||Hal B. Wallis|