Becoming Elizabeth

Becoming Elizabeth (STARZ)

Eight-part drama exploring the untold story of the early life of England’s most iconic Queen, with cast including Alicia von Rittberg, Jessica Raine, Tom Cullen and Romola Garai. Filmed September 2020 – January 2021.

Detailed sets built in the Studios’ Tank House 2 included Whitehall Palace, a manor house, prison cell, Great Hall with vertical Gothic details, semi-private state rooms, the King’s bedchamber, Norman corridors and archways. Chelsea Palaces corridors, bedchambers and salon, were built in the Export Warehouse stage. Location filming took place at Bristol Cathedral assisted by Bristol Film Office and further afield including Wells Cathedral.


  • Format: TV

  • Genre: Period drama

  • Released: 2022

  • Channel: STARZ

  • Production company: The Forge

  • Writer: Anya Reiss

  • Directors: Justin Chadwick

  • Producer: Lisa Osborne