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In newly released images from the forthcoming film Mary Queen of Scots, Margot Robbie is virtually unrecognizable as Queen Elizabeth I but how does the Australian actress measure up to the others who've played the famous royal?

Margot Robbie in Mary Queen of Scots (2018)


Filming is currently taking place in the UK for Mary Queen of Scots, which will focus on the relationship between Queen Mary of France and Queen Elizabeth of England, two teenage monarchs. The upcoming film is set to premiere sometime in 2018.

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Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)


The film won Best Costume Design at the 80th Academy Awards, and Blanchett took the prize for Best Actress.

Helen Mirren in Elizabeth I (2005)


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The TV miniseries aired in the United States on HBO and nabbed multiple awards for its thematic performance such as Emmy, Peabody, and Golden Globe awards.

Cate Blanchett (again) in Elizabeth (1998)


Elizabeth helped launched Cate Blanchett to superstardom when she won multiple awards for her performance, including a Golden Globe. The film itself also received recognition as it took home Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Makeup.

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Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998)


The infamous dramedy Shakespeare in Love received widespread recognition with its dynamite cast. The movie won seven total Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Gwyneth Paltrow was awarded Best Actress and Judi Dench won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I.

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Quentin Crisp in Orlando (1992)


Famously representing the gay community, Quentin Crisp played the role of Queen Elizabeth in this understated British film.

Bette Davis in The Virgin Queen (1955)


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Bette Davis made a second appearance in The Virgin Queen, a film largely centered on Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Sir Walter Raleigh.

Bette Davis (again) in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)


The film—which was Bette Davis's first portrayal of Queen Elizabeth—received five Academy Award nominations including a nomination for Best Color Cinematography.

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Katharine Hepburn in Mary of Scotland (1936)


Mary of Scotland came to the screen as an adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's 1933 play. The film received mediocre reviews; the New York Times described it as "a blend of excellence and mere adequacy."

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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