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Lady Jane (1986)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Together they ruled England for 9 days. See more »


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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$277,646 (USA)
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Trivia

Final British film shot by veteran English cinematographer Douglas Slocombe. The picture was also the penultimate film overall lensed by Slocombe, whose final film as a D.O.P. was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) about three years later. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is correct to portray Jane as a precocious and talented scholar, it contains a number of historical inaccuracies. Jane was not a social reformer during her reign as in the film. That type of social reform was not part of political thinking during the Tudor era. See more »

Quotes

Jane: You gave them all that money and they just threw it back at you?
Guilford: Money? Do you know what's happened to the value of money?
Jane: No.
[Guilford slides Jane a coin]
Guilford: What's that?
Jane: A penny.
Guilford: No, it isn't. It's a shilling.
Jane: It can't be, shillings are made of silver.
Guilford: Should be, used to be. But not now.
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The most romantic period movie ever made
12 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a tissue box movie girls, so keep a full box handy.

I first met this young couple, Lady Jane and Guildford, in 1990 and watched it over and over until I had my favourite quotes down pat, like all those mentioned on this site.

The music and drama draw you into the movie, from the opening scenes with the pounding horse hooves to the passion and love found in the closing scenes.

Seeing the movie 15 years later renewed old emotions, dreams and memories of the past. I've encouraged friends to watch it with me, including my new husband! He won't admit it, but even for a period movie, he enjoyed it. He also enjoyed teasing me when I was blowing my nose through the final scenes. I cry every time! It's such a touching and inspirational movie, of the excitement of first love, family torment, and just wanting to experience life and make a difference.

I highly recommend this movie, it has something in it for everyone.


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