I chose this series at first because I knew Tom Hardy and I was keen to see how he performed in this movie. I liked him, though it wasn't a difficult character to perform. Of course, the main character was the Queen, which was performed beautifully by Ann Marie Duff. I watched the previous version and I found this one pretty different and I got rather surprised (particularly when it comes to talk about real historic events), which made me think that I have to read something more about the Queen. At first, I thought the plot was too concerned in Queen's fellings, but then I understood that her feelings always affected her decisions, and for this reason her story is so interesting. I wrote it was gripping: I meant that the plot flows quickly through long Queen's life, of which it gives many shots, well linked one to to other. The make up was amazing, expecially in the last episode. I liked the sound track too, it was moving and sad and it has a pleasant and rather quick pace which makes it a kind of musical summary of the story. Finally, an information for those who aren't English mother-tongue: there are no subtitles!