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Thomas Boleyn (Character)
from The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) (TV)

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
Sir Thomas Boleyn: [regarding the punishment for Anne's secret marriage] You will be sent to France and stay there until you've learned your lesson.
Anne Boleyn: What? No! Father, please!
Sir Thomas Boleyn: How can you have done this? You knew full well that Mary's friendship with the king is at an extremely delicate state! Any scandal, any mark upon her name could be fatal!
The Duke of Norfolk: You will be sent to join the court of the French queen and stay there until your father has forgiven you.
Anne Boleyn: [crying, runs into the hall where Mary is waiting] You told them didn't you?
Mary Boleyn: It was for your own good. You never would have gotten away with it. It would have ruined your prospects forever.
Anne Boleyn: [still crying] Really? For my good? Well, I'll try to remind myself of that while I'm in exile, and you're here in the king's bed, not challenged for our father's affection! That it was for my good and not yours!
[running down the hall, leaving Mary]
Mary Boleyn: Anne!

Sir Thomas Boleyn: Alright, now, open!
[advising Mary to open her eyes]
Sir Thomas Boleyn: I am to become an earl, your brother a viscount. In addition, we have received a number of new grants and estates, so are debts are paid and there's more: George, the king will arrange a match between you and Jane Parker.
George Boleyn: [frantic] I beg you father, no.
Sir Thomas Boleyn: I thought you had ambitions for this family. The girl is well connected, her fathers' cousin to the king.
George Boleyn: Must I actually marry her?
Sir Thomas Boleyn: Of course you must marry her. Have you no pride? Or would you rather leave everything to Mary?

Sir Thomas Boleyn: Risk nothing and you gain nothing.

Sir Thomas Boleyn: To get ahead in this world, you need more than fair looks and a kind heart.

Sir Thomas Boleyn: [first lines - strolling through the woods with his wife while the children playfully race through the sunlit fields] I received a request for marriage today for Anne from the Carey family. William, their eldest son.
Lady Elizabeth: Oh, that's wonderful.
Sir Thomas Boleyn: I turned it down. Offered them Mary instead. Everyone improves the standing of their family with their daughters. I think Anne can do better than a merchant's son.
Lady Elizabeth: [exasperated exhalation] And Mary can't? I think you underestimate her.
Sir Thomas Boleyn: Oh no, that's not true. I think she's the kinder of the two, quite possibly the fairer. To get ahead in this world, you need more than fair looks and a kind heart.
Young Anne: [after overtaking Mary] I beat you, I beat you!
Young Mary: Hey!
[all three children then fall down in a heap laughing]
Sir Thomas Boleyn: Well done, Anne. Well done, children.

Sir Thomas Boleyn: [Refering to Anne's previous secret marriage] I knew this would come back to haunt us!
Anne Boleyn: I must go to the king...
Sir Thomas Boleyn: No, he doesn't want to see you, he doesn't want to hear a word from your lips! He won't even talk to me! The only Boelyn he will talk to, the only person whose testimony he would trust, is Mary!
Anne Boleyn: [Coldly] Then bring her here, now!

Sir Thomas Boleyn: Easy for you to say! You've had position and wealth all your life!
Lady Elizabeth: Until I married you, Thomas, and I was happy to give it all for love.

Sir Thomas Boleyn: The king has secured for you a position in the queen's household
Mary Boleyn: But I don't want to go to court, nor does my husband
William Carey: The king has also offered me a position, as a gentleman of the Privy Council
Sir Thomas Boleyn: You hear that Mary? Privy Council, tending upon his Majesty himself
Mary Boleyn: What about our future in the country?
The Duke of Norfolk: Oh, you must put that out of your mind. From now on your future is at court.
Mary Boleyn: William please, don't you understand what this means? They'll seperate us, put me in different accommadation where the king can always find me
The Duke of Norfolk: Happily your husband understands the value of such an oppurtunity, for us all

Sir Thomas Boleyn: Would a smile be too much to ask?
Lady Elizabeth: What's there to smile about? I'm a mother of a child ordered to marry a girl he hates, another banished aboard in disgrace, and a third whoring in public with an adulteer. You say you are concerned for her happiness, will Mary be happy when he leaves her? Because you know that will happen in the end.
Sir Thomas Boleyn: Only God knows how anything will end.
Lady Elizabeth: God? He turned his back on all this a long time ago.

Sir Thomas Boleyn: And these rooms, our new position? Does none of my work please you?
Lady Elizabeth: These gifts, this favour will go as swiftly as it came. These rooms belonged to the Duke of Buckingham, the king's closest friend. His head now rots on a spike.


"The Tudors: His Majesty's Pleasure (#2.5)" (2008)
Mary Boleyn: Do I have to ask your opinion to fall in love?
Thomas Boleyn: Yes! We are royalty! Everything is different!


"The Tudors: In Cold Blood (#1.1)" (2007)
[discussing François I]
King Henry VIII: Is he handsome?
Thomas Boleyn: He certainly thinks so.
King Henry VIII: Is he vain?
Thomas Boleyn: Your Majesty, he's French.


"The Tudors: Matters of State (#2.7)" (2008)
Thomas Boleyn: [to George] Successful people only recognize fear in others.


"The Tudors: Lady in Waiting (#2.8)" (2008)
Thomas Boleyn: Kings had no need for Parliament in the old days!
Thomas Cromwell: These are not the old days, m'lord.


"The Tudors: Simply Henry (#1.2)" (2007)
Thomas Boleyn: [to his daughter] There's something deep and dangerous in you, Anne. Those eyes of yours are like dark hooks for the soul.


"The Tudors: Tears of Blood (#2.2)" (2008)
Thomas Boleyn: What happened?
Charles Brandon: I grew up