Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I

It's often referred to as the Seven-Minute Monarchy. In 1999, Dame Judi Dench nabbed an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth I in the highly-successful Shakespeare in Love, despite only being on-screen for approximately seven minutes. Although she had a small window to showcase her skill as the ruler in late-reign, she was subtle, strong and undoubtedly supreme. As an interesting side note, Judi's performance isn't the shortest to win an Academy Award. That distinction belongs to Beatrice Straight, who picked up a trophy for Network (1976).

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  1. Deborah • December 17, 2016 @ 4:06 PM

    The problem with the series is that they don’t show Henry the way he looked.

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