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The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward, is on his deathbed. Anxious to keep England true to the Reformation, a scheming minister John Dudley marries off his son, Guildford to Lady Jane Grey, whom he places on the throne after Edward dies. At first hostile to each other, Guildford and Jane fall in love. But they cannot withstand the course of power which will lead to their ultimate downfall. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <TE7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$277,646 (USA)
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Actress Helena Bonham Carter, who plays Jane the Queen of England in this film, albeit for a very short period of time, later played a queen twice in the one year. Bonham Carter has the distinction of appearing in two of the 2011 Academy Award winning movies, The King's Speech (2010) (winning 4 Oscars) and Alice in Wonderland (2010) (winning 2 Oscars). In both movies, Bonham-Carter plays a queen, Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mum of Queen Elizabeth II) in The King's Speech (2010) and The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010). Ironically, Bonham Carter's the Red Queen image was inspired by Bette Davis's Queen Elizabeth I character in The Virgin Queen (1955) i.e. another Queen Elizabeth of England. See more »

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Although the movie clearly has rewritten history to make a romance, in reality Jane and Guilford never lived in their own home, nor did they ever live as man and wife in the short time they were together; within a month of the marriage Jane was crowned Queen (and refused to crown Guilford King), and 9 days later they were both in prison, lodged in separate towers, and never had contact again. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Feckinham: And what would you be prepared to die for, Lady Jane?
Jane: I would die to free our people from the chains of bigotry and superstition.
Dr. Feckinham: What superstition did you have in mind?
Jane: Well, for example, the idea that a piece of bread can become the body of our Savior, father.
Dr. Feckinham: Did he not say at his Last Supper, "Take, eat, this is my body"?
Jane: He also said, "I am the vine, I am the door." Was he a vine, was he a door?
Dr. Feckinham: Who has been teaching you to say such things?
Jane: Don't you think I could have thought of them ...
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Wonderful Film!
16 October 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had to watch this movie for a British History course, and I was fully expecting to be bored during the entire thing, but I was so pleasantly suprised! This was a great movie - great acting, directing, plot, settings, etc. And apparently it's a great movie to watch to get a feel for that period in England, 'cause my professor made us watch it. I would definitely recommend this movie to anybody who has ever watched and enjoyed any period drama before!


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