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Sir Walter Ralegh Filmography:

Movies and Television Series featuring Sir Walter Ralegh:

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The Golden Age  (October 2007)

Directed by Shekhar Kapur
Writing credits Michael Hirst and William Nicholson
Focuses on the relationship between Elizabeth I and
Sir Walter Ralegh.

Cate Blanchett returns to her Oscar-winning part as
Queen Elizabeth, Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham,
Clive Owen as Sir Walter Ralegh, and Samantha Morton
as Mary Queen of Scots.

Official Website at Working Title Films
Movie Listing on IMDb

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Elizabeth I  (2005) (TV)

Directed by Tom Hooper
Writing credits Nigel Williams
HBO Films miniseries for television. Covers the end of the Leicester years, Elizabeth's courtship with Anjou, and her relationship with Essex.

Stars Helen Mirren as Elizabeth, Jeremy Irons as Leicester,
Ben Pullen as Sir Walter Ralegh.

Official Website at HBO Films
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The Virgin Queen  (2005) (TV)

Directed by Tom Hooper
Writing credits Nigel Williams
BBC miniseries for television. Covers Elizabeth's whole life.

Stars Anne-Marie Duff as Elizabeth, Ian Hart as Burghley,
Tom Hardy as Leicester, Derek Riddell as Ralegh.

Official Website at BBC
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Gloriana  (2000) (TV)

Directed by
Writers: Lytton Strachey (book) William Plomer (libretto)

A televised production of the opera by Benjamin Britten.
Starring Josephine Barstow as Elizabeth, Clive Bayley as Ralegh.

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My Friend Walter  (1992)

A British family movie about a girl who meets with
the ghost of Sir Walter. Together they try to save
the family farm.

Starring Ronald Pickup as Ralegh.

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Elizabeth R  (1971) (TV)

Directed by Roderick Graham and Richard Martin
Writing credits John Hale and Julian Mitchell

A 6-part BBC miniseries.

Starring Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth, Nicholas Selby as Ralegh.

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Elizabeth the Queen  (1968) (TV PLAY)

Directed by George Schaefer
Maxwell Anderson's (play), John Edward Friend, adaptation
TV Movie adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's play.

Judith Anderson as Queen Elizabeth and Charlton Heston
as Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex. Michael Allinson as Ralegh.
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The Virgin Queen  (1955)

Directed by Henry Koster
Writing credits Harry Brown (story) and Mildred Lord

Historical drama about Elizabeth's relationship with Ralegh.

Starring Bette Davis as Elizabeth, Richard Todd as Ralegh and
Joan Collins as Elizabeth Throckmorton.

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The Story of Mankind  (1954)

Directed by Irwin Allen
Writing credits Henrik Van Loon (novel)
Irwin Allen and Charles Bennet (screenplay)

A scifi film where aliens try to decide whether humans should be allowed to survive or no. Features episodes of human history.

Agnes Moorehead as Queen Elizabeth, Edward Everett Horton as Sir Walter Ralegh.

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex  (1939)
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Written by Maxwell Anderson (play) and Norman Reilly Raine

Adaptation of Anderson's play about the love affair between Elizabeth and Essex.

Starring Bette Davis as Elizabeth and Errol Flynn as Essex, Olivia de Havilland as Lady Penelope Gray, Donald Crisp as Sir Francis Bacon, Vincent Price as Ralegh.

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Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
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Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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