Elizabeth: The Golden Age — the trailer!

Yes, even historical costume dramas have sequels — so behold the trailer for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, which premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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The film is a sequel to Elizabeth (1998; my review), which was one of two Oscar-nominated Elizabethan period pieces co-starring Joseph Fiennes and Geoffrey Rush that year — the other being the ultimate Best Picture winner Shakespeare in Love (1998).

More fun trivia: The actresses who played Elizabeth in both films were both nominated for Oscars; Shakespeare‘s Judi Dench won in the supporting-actress category for her eight minutes of screen time, while Elizabeth‘s Cate Blanchett lost the lead-actress award to Shakespeare‘s Gwyneth Paltrow. Blanchett went on to win a supporting-actress award for The Aviator (2004) and to co-star with both Paltrow, in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and Dench, in The Shipping News (2001) and Notes on a Scandal (2006).

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About Peter T. Chattaway

Peter T. Chattaway was the regular film critic for BC Christian News from 1992 to 2011. In addition to his award-winning film column for that paper, his news and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Bible Review and the Vancouver Sun. He has also contributed essays to the books Re-Viewing The Passion: Mel Gibson’s Film and Its Critics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), Scandalizing Jesus?: Kazantzakis’s The Last Temptation of Christ Fifty Years on (Continuum, 2005) and The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (De Gruyter, 2016).