Gunpowder, Treason and Plot (TV)

Character: King James I
Original Release: March 14, 2004 (UK)
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Written by: Jimmy McGovern
Produced by: Catherine Aitken, Gill Parry, Justin Thomson
Running Time: 205 minutes

Mini series depicting the turbulent and bloody reigns of Scottish monarchs Mary, Queen of Scots and her son King James VI of Scotland who became King James I of England and foiled the Gunpowder Plot.


Cast & Characters

Clémence Poésy (Mary, Queen of Scots), Kevin McKidd (Bothwell), Michael Fassbender (Guy Fawkes), Emilia Fox (Lady Margaret), Tim McInnerny (Cecil), Catherine McCormack (Queen Elizabeth I), Gary Lewis (John Knox), Paul Nicholls (Lord Darnley)


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Trivia
Filming Locations:
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • The writer, Jimmy McGovern, had previously covered the Plot in the one-hour play Traitors for BBC2's Screenplay strand, transmitted on 5 November 1990.

Memorable Quotes

Mary, Queen of Scots: This was not a Catholic who murdered a Protestant. This was a Scot who murdered a Scot.

Mary, Queen of Scots: Can you die with such lies on your lips?

Mary, Queen of Scots: Your final words?
Sir John Huntly: Beware of the bastard.

Bothwell: [pointing to fellow cellmate] This is Hamish. Hamish and I have spent many hours of stimulating conversation.
Mary, Queen of Scots: How loyal are you, Bothwell?
Bothwell: I would die for you.


Awards & Nominations

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Award as Best TV Series and Serials
Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Award as Best TV Series Actress - Clémence Poésy
Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Award as Best TV Series Actor - Kevin Mckidd
Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming Award as Best TV Series Screenplay


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