Deadline is reporting that Irish actress Eileen O’Higgins has joined the cast of Josie Rourke’s Mary, Queen Of Scots, where she joins compatriot Saoirse Ronan.
The film is currently underway in the UK, with Ronan in the title role as Mary Stuart. The film follows her attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, only to find herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Mary, Queen Of Scots also stars Margot Robbie as Elizabeth, Joe Alwyn as Robert Dudley, David Tennant as Anthony Babington, Jack Lowden as Lord Darnley, Gemma Chan as Bess of Hardwick, Brendan Coyle as Earl of Lennox, and Guy Pearce. There is no word on the role to be played by O’Higgins.
The screenplay comes from Beau Willimon (House of Cards) with Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward producing.
O’Higgins is best known for co-starring opposite Ronan in John Crowley’s Oscar-nominated Brooklyn.