This is truly Cate's best work. Cate stars as Queen Elizabeth I and the film traces her raise to the throne. Her character transcends and grows during the film and remains a strong icon throughout. Cate was nominated for an academy award for this role. Elizabeth also stars Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes, Kathy Burke, and Christopher Eccleston.
Scale of one to ten Cate has an eleven because her performance is that good.
|IMDb: Elizabeth (1998) - Cast overview and links for the Shekhar|