Alicia Von Rittberg becomes Elizabeth star wearing a Tudor headdress while filming as Queen Elizabeth I

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Alicia Von Rittberg becomes Elizabeth star wearing a gabled headdress and Tudor dress as she films scenes as Queen Elizabeth I in Somerset

She’s been filming Becoming Elizabeth in Somerset for the past few weeks with the period drama set to release in the US later this year.

And Alicia Von Rittberg was seen at Wells Cathedral on Saturday dressed as Queen Elizabeth I, with a headdress on the facade and a Tudor dress.

Alicia, 27, stayed warm between scenes in a quilted jacket and looked unrecognizable with her blonde hair and golden-red eyebrows.

In character: Alicia Von Rittberg, 27, was seen on set dressed as Queen Elizabeth I on Saturday, wearing a headdress and a Tudor dress

Her character’s impressive dress was visible beneath Alicia’s blue coat and had eye-catching lace details.

The star also wore a stunning Elizabethan necklace, with the former Queen of England known for her love of jewelry.

While Alicia was getting ready to film, it started to rain and the actress was forced to take shelter under an umbrella.

Extras were also photographed in a horse-drawn carriage.

Wow: Alicia stayed warm between scenes in a padded jacket and looked unrecognizable with her blonde hair and golden eyebrows

Wow: Alicia stayed warm in a quilted jacket between scenes and looked unrecognizable with her blonde hair and eyebrows painted golden red

German actress Alicia will play Queen Elizabeth I on the show, which will chart her early years.

It will follow the so-called ‘Virgin Queen’ as she becomes involved in the political and sexual goings on at the Tudor Court before taking the throne.

In recent weeks, other scenes have been filmed at The Bishops Palace and also in the cathedral, including dramatic scenes with dead animals and severed heads, suggesting an execution may be on the horizon.

The young queen was famous as an orphan as a teenager after her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded by her father, Henry VIII.

All down to the details: Alicia's impressive dress was visible under Alicia's blue coat and had striking lace details

All down to the details: Alicia’s impressive dress was visible under Alicia’s blue coat and had striking lace details

Elizabeth was only three years old when this happened, and King Henry was married to his third wife (eventually six), Jane Seymour.

But Henry died in 1547, with Elizabeth’s younger brother Edward inheriting the throne at the tender age of nine.

He died of tuberculosis when he was 15. He had taken his half-sisters – Mary and Elizabeth – from the line of succession, under the influence of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, resulting in Northumberland’s daughter-in-law Lady Jane Gray ruling.

Oh dear: While Alicia was preparing to film, it started to rain, forcing the actress to hide under an umbrella

Oh dear: While Alicia was preparing to film, it started to rain, forcing the actress to hide under an umbrella

This caused outrage and Lady Jane sat on the throne for only nine days before Mary took her rightful place on the throne.

Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth I in 1558 after Queen Mary’s death, and reigned for 45 years until her death in 1603.

She famously ruled alone without a husband, earning her the nickname ‘The Virgin Queen’.

Extras: Extras were also raised while riding in a horse-drawn carriage while the rain continued

Extras: Extras were also raised while riding in a horse-drawn carriage while the rain continued

Filming for the series began in December, and it features an all-female writing team after it was created by Anya Reiss, and is expected to air on Starz in the US later this year.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Elizabeth I has been portrayed on screen, with Cate Blanchett taking the role in the 1998 film Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age in 2007, with both films receiving her Academy Award nominations for Best Actress. earned.

In 2018, Margot Robbie also turned Elizabeth into Mary Queen of Scots and received a nomination for a BAFTA Award.

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