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"The Virgin Queen" (2005)

Virgin Queen Synopsis
A lavish new production based on the life and tumultuous 40-year reign of one of Britain's most fascinating monarchs, this four-hour epic explores the full sweep of the life of Elizabeth I ó a teenage princess imprisoned in the Tower of London; her great love affair with Robert Dudley; her years of triumph over the Armada; her last, enigmatic relationship with the young Earl of Essex; and her death at the age of 70. The Virgin Queen stars BAFTA Award-winning actress Anne-Marie Duff (The Magdalene Sisters) as the iconic Queen in a film set against the backdrop of some of Britain's most beautiful landscapes.

Hans' Role: Robert Devereaux, The 2nd Earl of Essex

Starring: Anne-Marie Duff as Queen Elizabeth 1

Directed by : Coky Giedroyc

Screenplay :Paula Milne

Gallery: Screen captures
DVD Extras screen captures Behind the scenes interview with Hans

Virgin Queen" Masterpiece Theater

Virgin Queen at BBC


Shameless actress cast as Monarch, April 12, 2005
"Right royal recognition for properties " IC Birmingham Post , October 2005


'The Virgin Queen' a Jewel in PBS crown, LA Daily News, November 12th,2005
Masterpiece Theatre Takes A Fresh Look At The Life Of Englandís First Elizabeth , Eclipse magazine, November 12th, 2005
This 'Queen' Rules with a Passion , Boston Globe, November 12, 2005

Robert Devereaux, The 2nd Earl of Essex