Friday, 11th January, saw Universal Pictures Ireland welcome our very own, three time Academy Award nominated actress, Saoirse Ronan, for a special screening of up-coming blockbuster, Mary, Queen of Scots, at The Stella Theatre, Rathmines, ahead of its release in cinemas across Ireland on Friday, 18th January. Fresh from her Golden Globes red carpet appearance, Saoirse added some Hollywood glamour to the red carpet at The Stella Theatre, before thrilling fans by taking part in a Q&A with Irish TV presenter, Karen Koster.
Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne, however, Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in 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. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.