Being one of the most iconic gingers in history, it only makes total logical sense for Queen Elizabeth I’s role to be played by a natural redhead. Lily Cole, supermodel-turned-actress and all-round ginger goddess, is to play the Virgin Queen in Channel 5’s latest historical documentary Elizabeth I & Her Enemies.
Delving into Elizabeth’s early years from age 20 to 55, the three-part series will show Lily Cole appear in reconstructions of her most historical moments, with the show presented by historians Suzannah Lipscomb and Dan Cole.
But Lily Cole is quite a history buff herself, don’t you know. She gained a double first in History of Art at Cambridge University, which no doubt helped with her research as she got into ginger character.
Make sure you tune in to catch the uncanny resemblance of Lily Cole to one of the most hardcore gingers in British history (let’s not forget her father Henry VIII, too!).
Elizabeth I & Her Enemies kicks off on Tuesday 9th May at 9pm on Channel 5 in the UK.
[Images: Channel 5]