Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama | History | Romance
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7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in ... See full summary »

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Season:

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Year:

1978
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 King Edward VIII (7 episodes, 1978)
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 Wallis Warfield Simpson (7 episodes, 1978)
David Waller ...
 Stanley Baldwin (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Queen Mary (5 episodes, 1978)
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 Walter Monkton (5 episodes, 1978)
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 Major Alexander Hardinge (5 episodes, 1978)
Andrew Ray ...
 Duke of York (5 episodes, 1978)
Jessie Matthews ...
 Aunt Bessie Merryman (4 episodes, 1978)
Peter Ellis ...
 Osborne (4 episodes, 1978)
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 Ernest Simpson (4 episodes, 1978)
Amanda Reiss ...
 Duchess of York (4 episodes, 1978)
Nuala Barrie ...
 Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting (3 episodes, 1978)
T.R. Bowen ...
 Duff Cooper (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Lady Diana Cooper (3 episodes, 1978)
Wensley Pithey ...
 Winston Churchill (3 episodes, 1978)
Elsie Randolph ...
 Lady Colefax (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Clement Attlee (3 episodes, 1978)
Gary Waldhorn ...
 Chips Channon (3 episodes, 1978)
Rosanne Wickes ...
 Princess Mary (3 episodes, 1978)
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7x50min episodes. While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King Edward announces his intentions to marry her. Written by Kathy Li

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He abandoned crown and country for the woman he loved.

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Drama | History | Romance

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23 January 1980 (USA)  »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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David Waller would later reprise his role of Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947) in The Woman He Loved (1988), which also dealt with the Edward VIII abdication crisis. See more »

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Referenced in The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales
(uncredited)
By Herbert Farjeon
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This is probably my favorite movie of all time.
13 January 2001 | by (McMinnville, TN) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoy British history. This movie is a fine and accurate adaptation of the life of King Edward VIII who fell helplessly in love with Wallis Warfield Simpson. The actors are top-notch, the location scenes feel authentic, and the music is very enjoyable.

The movie opens with the (then) Prince Edward going on an African Safari, accompanied by one of his (married) lovers. Soon after, he meets up with Wallis and the rest, as they say, truly is history.

This is a rather long movie, but I have enjoyed it many, many times.


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