Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

Working Title Films

Josie Rourke

Choreography and Movement Coach
Wayne McGregor

Beau Willimon

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Alex Oakley and Jane Robertson

Max Richter

John Mathieson

Chris Dickens

Production Design
James Merifield

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant, Guy Pearce and Jack Lowden

Premiere date
15 November 2018

Directed by Josie Rourke with Wayne McGregor as Choreographer and Movement Coach, Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart.

Based on the book "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart" by Dr. John Guy, the film stars Saorise Ronan as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I.

Alongside choreographing sequences throughout the film, McGregor worked closely with Ronan and Robbie on the movement of their characters, helping them to develop their physical questions and physical ideas.

On working with McGregor, Ronan said: "McGregor worked with us all on physicality and how we thought that our characters would move. It really started to inform the emotions. In the way you would with a dance move, he encouraged me to finish a thought and follow through with it. Something came out in that rehearsal process with him. I found the essence of who I wanted Mary to be. I wouldn’t have found Mary without him."

Mary Queen of Scots received its premiere at the international film festival, AFI Fest, on 15 November 2018, and was released worldwide throughout the following December and January.

Image: Courtesy of Working Title Films.

Official trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, (dir. Josie Rourke, Working Title Films, 2018)