"★★★★ – Saoirse Ronan rules over political drama" – Guardian
"★★★★ – lush and ravishing" – Telegraph
Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, is at the helm of this historical epic featuring two stunning lead performances from Academy Award nominees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.
Mary Stuart (Ronan) – queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18 – defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie).
Each young queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.
Dir: Josie Rourke
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie
UK 2018, 124mins