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The Golden Age finds Queen Elizabeth I (Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett) facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II (Jordi Molla)--with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada--determined to restore England to Catholicism.
Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess (Abbie Cornish), to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy.
As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham (Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Rush), continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth's court at home--and her campaign to solidify absolute power. Through an intricate spy network, Walsingham uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne. But as he unmasks traitors that may include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart (Samantha Morton), he unknowingly sets England up for destruction.
The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of an era...the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies and secure her position as a beloved icon of the western world.
About the Soundtrack:
Decca Records announces the exciting October 9th release of the soundtrack for Elizabeth: The Golden Age featuring original score by Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman. The movie was directed by Shekar Kapur and welcomes back the Award-winning, star-studded cast from the first installment of the historical adventure including Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen. The Universal Pictures film opens nationwide to theaters on October 12th.
Craig Armstrong and A.R. Rahman bring a dynamic collaboration to the score that complements this epic story. Rahman is reunited with director Shekar Kapur, with whom he worked on the Broadway musical, Bombay Dreams. His previous work includes a host of various Indian films, including composing for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Foreign Film. Mr. Rahman's work has also accredited him with seven Filmfare Awards for his Music Direction and Background Score, as well as three Popular Awards and four Silver Lotus Awards, in similar categories.
Mr. Armstrong brings his mystifying and poignant composition experience, having worked on Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge, which he was awarded a Golden Globe in the Best Original Score Motion Picture category. He also acquired a Grammy for his work on the score for Ray Charles biography, Ray. His score on The Quiet American gained a nomination for a World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for a Film.
The music for The Golden Age is powerful and sentimental, and is as strong and vulnerable as Queen Elizabeth herself, making the collaborative score the perfect accompaniment to the film. It is mystical as it is melodic, and allows the listener to escape to the times and live through the scenes as if they were present in Elizabeth's court.
Reprising the roles they originated in seven-time Academy Award-nominated Elizabeth, Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett (The Aviator) as Queen Elizabeth, Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush (Shine) as Sir Francis Walsingham return for the gripping historical thriller laced with treachery and romance. Joining them is Academy Award nominee Clive Owen (Closer) as Sir Walter Raleigh, a dashing seafarer and newfound temptation for Elizabeth. The film also stars Abbie Cornish as Elizabeth's favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess and Academy Award nominee Samantha Morton (In America) as Elizabeth's cousin Mary Stuart.
The Golden Age finds Queen Elizabeth I facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II (Jordi Molla - with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada - determined to restore England to Catholicism.
Elizabeth: The Golden Age comes to theaters on October 12 from Universal Pictures.