Representations of the queens Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart in the culture of the 21st Century (cinema or television)
The Virgin Queen (2005-2006)
This four-episode BBC miniseries features Anne-Marie Duff as Elizabeth I and Charlotte Winner as Mary Stuart. Duff was nominated for BAFTA for Best Actress in 2007 for this role.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
To continue the story of the renowned Elizabeth film of 1998, this sequence features the return of Cate Blanchett in the lead role (Elizabeth I) and the debut of Samantha Morton as Mary, Queen of Scots. It won an Oscar in 2008 in the category of Best Costume Design.
Mary, Queen of Scots (2013)
Although Elizabeth I does not appear in this film, she is constantly quoted. In the role of Mary Stuart, Camille Rutherford recounts her life from end to the beginning to her cousin when she received her death sentence from her.
This CW drama series features Adelaide Kane in the role of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Rachel Skarsten in the role of Elizabeth I, who appears in the plot from the last episode of Season Two forward. The series was canceled in the fourth season.
Mary, Queen of Scots (2018)
This film has two actresses already nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for previous works: Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I. In the film, which is being nominated for two Oscars in 2019 (Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyle), there is, however, a scene that never happened: the meeting of the two Queens.