Mary Queen of Scots retells the turbulent life of Mary Stuart (Saiorse Ronan). Queen of France at 16, at 18 Mary is widowed, defies pressure to remarry and returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, Mary has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie), who rules as England’s Queen. Casting Mary as a capable politician and leader who wanted an alliance with her cousin Elizabeth. She fights to govern her unruly kingdom at a time when female monarchs are reviled as monstrous. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens – driving them apart as they experience the bitter cost of power. A potentially controversial adaptation of Dr John Guy’s book.
"A full-blooded tale of personal and political rivalries told with wit, flair and passion" - The Guardian