Thursday 26 April 2018

Royal role for Lily Cole in Elizabeth I docu-drama

By Julia Hunt

Lily Cole will play Elizabeth I as she grows ‘from adolescent princess to warrior queen’ in a new series.

Lily Cole appears as Queen Elizabeth I in a first-look image from a new docu-drama about the monarch.

The picture shows the model having her hair and make-up done ahead of the Queen’s coronation.

Lily, 29, will play Elizabeth as she grows “from adolescent princess to warrior queen” in the three-part Channel 5 programme.

The first two episodes will follow Elizabeth from her childhood to the start of her reign.

The final instalment will see the Queen facing the greatest threat during her rule – the Spanish Armada.

Channel 5 said: “This is the story of an outcast who became a great queen.”

The series, Elizabeth I, airs in May.

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