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Director Josie Rourke on new film Mary Queen of Scots

Josie Rourke joins Kirsty Wark to talk about her transition from stage to screen, colour-blind casting and power and womanhood in her debut film Mary Queen of Scots.

Returning to the throne in 16th Century Scotland at the age of 18, Mary Queen of Scots (played by Saoirse Ronan) is engaged in a rivalry with England’s Queen Elizabeth I, portrayed by Margot Robbie.

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6 minutes