Blanchett to reprise Elizabeth role
The Australian actress will once again star as the monarch in follow up film The Golden Age, which is due to start filming next month. #
Director Shekhar Kapur will also return, as will Geoffrey Rush in the role of spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham.
Clive Owen, who will soon be appearing in cinemas in Inside Man with Jodie Foster, is taking up the role of Sir Walter Raleigh.
Michael Sheen and Rhys Ifans are also set to appear.