It was off to the Odeon this afternoon to catch this latest historical movie – Mary Queen of Scots. I must admit, I didn’t know much about the two leading actresses – Margot Robbie as QEI and Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart, but it featured a great cast, including:-
David Tennant as John Knox
Adrian Lester as Lord Randolph and
Guy Pearce as William Cecil
There’s been a lot of talk about its historical accuracy (in real life, the two lead characters NEVER met and Mary did NOT have a Scottish accent – having been raised in France) and I’m also not sure that the Royal Courts of England and Scotland would have been so racially diverse at that time. So, providing you watch it for entertainment only, you won’t be disappointed.
Overall then, a very watchable film (providing you’re not making notes for your History homework) with great cinematography and a stirring soundtrack.