Mary Queen Of Scots (15)
Dir: Josie Rourke
Cast: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, David Tennant
UK, 2018, 124 mins
Based on John Guy’s biography, My Heart Is My Own, this compelling drama explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, thus antagonising Elizabeth I. Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie command the screen in their portrayals of the two rival queens fighting for their sovereignty and independence in a masculine world.