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David Tennant - Mary Queen Of Scots

David Tennant - Mary, Queen Of Scots

David Tennant plays John Knox in the Josie Rourke movie directorial debut movie Mary Queen Of Scots.

Mary Queen Of Scots is a portrait of the early life of the charismatic Mary Stuart who became Queen Of France at 16 and a widow by her 18th birthday. The movie will also explore Mary's relationship with Queen Elizabeth I.

John Knox was was a Scottish minister, theologian and writer who was a leader of the country's Reformation and was the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. In several interviews with Mary Queen Of Scots Knox admonished her for supporting Catholic practices and, when she was imprisoned for her alleged role in the murder of her husband Lord Darnley, Knox openly called for her execution. Originally one newspaper stated that David would play the character of Anthony Babington.

The press release states that the two queens were 'rivals in power and 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.'

Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart while Margot Robbie plays Elizabeth I. The cast includes Guy Pearce, Brendan Coyle, Martin Compston, Jack Lowden and Joe Alwin.

The movie has a release date in the UK of Friday 18th January 2019 and in the US on Friday 7th December. Other known release dates are Czech Republic on Thursday 13th September, Hungary on Thursday 4th October, Sweden on Friday 5th October, Spain and Russia on Thursday 1st November, Germany on Thursday 15th November, The Netherlands and Brazil on Thursday 17th January 2019 and Argentina on Thursday 24th January. All dates are subject to change.

Principal photography began on Monday 14th August in Edinburgh although David was not involved then as he was filming Season Two of Marvel's Jessica Jones.

Josie Rourke was the artistic director of Donmar Warehouse and directed David Tennant in the play Much Ado About Nothing in 2011.

The movie is produced by Focus Features in collaboration with Working Title. Focus Features will release Mary, Queen Of Scots in the US and Universal Pictures International (UPI) will distribute the film internationally.

Link to posts related to Mary, Queen Of Scots on Blogger.com (with more detail).

July 2018
The brief glimpse of David Tennant from the Mary Queen Of Scots trailer has been posted to Twitter. Updated 12/7

The US trailer for Mary, Queen Of Scots movie has been posted online.
The trailer features David Tennant's voice from one minute 45 seconds and he is is shown very briefly. Updated 12/7

May 2018
The release date for the movie Mary Queen Of Scots in the UK has been delayed from Friday 14th September 2018 to Friday 18th January 2019. Updated 10/5

April 2018
The release of Mary Queen Of Scots has been delayed in the US until December.
The link has the release dates in other countries too. Updated 19/4

February 2018
MP3s of David Tennant on The Zoe Ball Show.
As well as discussing You, Me And Him, David was also asked about Good Omens, Mary Queen Of Scots and Doctor Who. Updated 24/2

New interview with David Tennant about Good Omens, You, Me And Him and Mary Queen Of Scots. Updated 17/2

January 2018
Mary, Queen Of Scots movie release dates for UK, US, Spain, Sweden and Germany.
Currently the known dates are the UK on Friday 14th September, Sweden on Friday 5th October, Spain on Thursday 1st November, the US on Friday 2nd November and Germany on Thursday 15th November. Updated 3/1

IMDB now lists David Tennant's role as John Knox in Mary Queen Of Scots movie. Updated 10/11

The first photo of David Tennant on the set of Mary Queen Of Scots on Friday has been posted to Twitter. Updated 15/10

New article from The Times: David Tennant takes on plotter role in Mary Queen of Scots film
It says David will play the character Anthony Babington and that the movie 'will receive a limited release in the UK on Friday 2nd November 2018.' Updated 29/9

David Tennant has a role in the movie Mary, Queen Of Scots.
This movie is Josie Rourke's movie directorial debut and is expected to be released during 2018. Updated 17/8

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