Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: the... | 2007

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Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: the Golden Age | 2007

Starring: Jordi Mollà, Aimee King and Cate Blanchett
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
About this director

Shekhar Kapur (Hindi: शेखर कपूर), (born 6 December 1945) is an Indian film director and producer. He is a critically acclaimed director, rose to popularity with the movie, Bandit Queen. His historical biopics of Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age) garnered several Academy Award nominations, including two Best Actress nods for Cate Blanchett. Kapur was born in Lahore, British India (modern day Pakistan) to Kulbhushan Kapur, a doctor who had a flourishing practice, and Sheel Kanta, a journalist and a keen actress who performed on stage. The nephew of actors Vijay Anand and Dev Anand, he was discouraged to get into show business by his father. His schooling was at the Modern School, New Delhi. He did his economics course at St. Stephen's College. At 22, Kapur became a chartered accountant, having studied accountancy to please his parents. Kapur started his career working with a multi-national oil company. He moved to Great Britain in 1970, and spent...

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