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

Josie Rourke (Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London) directs Mary Queen of Scots, starring Saorise Ronan and Margot Robbie, with Wayne McGregor as Choreographer and Movement Coach.

Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1.

Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence.

Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty.

Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

(Focus Features)

Images courtesy of Working Title Films.

Official trailer for Mary Queen of Scots, (dir. Josie Rourke, Working Title Films, 2019)