Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Mary Queen of Scots

Josie Rourke - 2018

Former Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke, makes her directorial debut in this historical epic written by House of Cards creator, Beau Willimon.

Saoirse Ronan stars as the film's titular character and follows her attempt to overthrow cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, played by Margot Robbie, eventually finding her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

David Tennant, Jack Lowden, Martin Compston and Guy Pearce are just a few names from an impressive supporting cast.

Mary of Queen Scots filmed on Seacliff Beach situated along the East Lothian coastline in September 2017.

Mary Queen of Scots is released in the UK on the 18th January 2019

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