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Edward & Mrs. Simpson 

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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1981   1978  
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Complete series cast summary:
 King Edward VIII 7 episodes, 1978
 Wallis Warfield Simpson 7 episodes, 1978
David Waller ...
 Stanley Baldwin 6 episodes, 1978
 Walter Monkton 5 episodes, 1978
 Major Alexander Hardinge 5 episodes, 1978
Andrew Ray ...
 Duke of York 5 episodes, 1978
 Aunt Bessie Merryman 4 episodes, 1978
 Ernest Simpson 4 episodes, 1978
Peter Ellis ...
Amanda Reiss ...
 Duchess of York 4 episodes, 1978
T.R. Bowen ...
 Duff Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
 Lady Diana Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
 Lady Colefax 3 episodes, 1978
 Chips Channon 3 episodes, 1978
Nuala Barrie ...
 Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting 3 episodes, 1978
Rosanne Wickes ...
 Princess Mary 3 episodes, 1978
Wensley Pithey ...
 Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 1978
 Clement Attlee 3 episodes, 1978


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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Release Date:

23 January 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eduardo y la señora Simpson  »

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(6 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Edward Fox's daughter Emilia Fox would later play King Edward VIII's niece Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2009). Furthermore, his younger brother James Fox played the former King's father King George V in W.E. (2011) whereas his nephew Laurence Fox played the former King's younger brother and eventual successor King George VI in W.E. (2011) as well as his great-nephew Prince Charles in Whatever Love Means (2005). See more »


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A different view
22 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

While we enjoy watching this interesting and historical movie, our enjoyment is somewhat tempered by our relationship to the film. My wife and I were extras in the Kenya segment of the film and had the opportunity and misfortune to see Edward Fox, a second-rate actor who should get down on his knees every morning to thank whatever powers that be that his brother gave him his breakout chance in film, behave as the spoiled and undeserving brat he is. He treated everyone around him as though he was the only true human in the area. At one point he reduced one young woman to tears when she was a (very) few seconds late running to hold a mirror for him to check that his face and makeup were up to his high standards. This young woman was making a tiny fraction of Mr. Fox's salary but she was worth twenty of him. In contrast, the fine actress Cherie Lunghi, who was not on camera at the time, asked the extras if they would like some tea. It was only when she stood up for her section of the shoot that we realized that she was ,in fact, a cast member, and hundreds of times more gracious than Mr. Fox.

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