PG certificateMary, Queen of Scots is a Film programme that first aired in 1971 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Mary, Queen of Scots is a 3 star programme


Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)

Directed by
Charles Jarrott

Oscar-nominated Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson star in Charles Jarrott's historical drama about the tussle for power in Tudor Britain. When young Catholic Mary Stuart arrives back in Scotland after the death of her husband, French monarch Francis II, she finds her nation torn between Catholicism and Protestantism, and her own right to rule undermined from without and within. Mary's Protestant half-brother James Stewart intends to use her as a figurehead while he runs the country in her name. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth I is sensitive to her cousin's claim to the English throne and dispatches two suitors, the Protestant Robert Dudley and the Catholic Lord Darnley, north of the border, hoping romantic intrigue will keep Mary from pursuing any regal ambitions outside of Scotland. And it works. But Mary's choice unwittingly places her on course to disaster. Co-starring Ian Holm, Nigel Davenport and Trevor Howard.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 130 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1971

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

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Image for Vanessa RedgraveVanessa Redgrave...Mary Stuart of Scotland
Image for Glenda JacksonGlenda Jackson...Queen Elizabeth I
Image for Patrick McGoohanPatrick McGoohan...James Stuart
Image for Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton...Lord Henry Darnley
Nigel Davenport...James Hepburn Earl of Bothwell
Image for Trevor HowardTrevor Howard...Sir William Cecil
Daniel Massey...Robert Dudley
Image for Ian HolmIan Holm...David Rizzio
Andrew Keir...Ruthven
Tom Fleming...Father Ballard
Katherine Kath...Catherine de Medici
Beth Harris...Mary Seton Mary's Lady in Waiting
Frances White...Mary Fleming
Bruce Purchase...Morton
Brian Coburn...Huntly