First look at Irish actress Saoirse Ronan as Mary Queen of Scots

Here's a very regal-looking Saoirse Ronan in Mary Queen Of Scots

The period drama explores the turbulent life of Ronan's Mary Stuart, who became Queen of France at age 16 and widowed at 18. But her latest roll is a far cry from her typical miniskirt wearing characters.

Margot Robbie is now filming Mary, Queen of Scots over in England, a movie in which she's casually playing Queen Elizabeth I. And the actress looks completely unrecognizable on set.

Margot is following in the footsteps of Bette Davis and Judi Dench, as they have both previously played the Tudor queen.

Robbie plays Queen Elizabeth I in the new film and dons receding curly red locks and blemished skin.

Other cast members include LA Confidential actor Guy Pearce, Doctor Who actor David Tennant, Downton Abbey's Brendan Coyle and Dunkirk actor Jack Lowden.

Filming has begun in England and Scotland. Scripted by The Ides of March screenwriter and former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon, the film is based on the biography My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots and follows the young Mary's claim to the English throne and how it threatened Elizabeth I's sovereignty.

"We are privileged to be collaborating with our partners at Working Title on this stellar production, and with Josie as she makes the exciting move from stage to screen work".

Australian actress Margot Robbie is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood.

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