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Lady Jane (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, History  |  7 February 1986 (USA)
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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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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$277,646 (USA)
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Director Trevor Nunn personally chose Cary Elwes to star as Guilford Dudley. Nunn later offered Elwes to join the Royal Shakespeare Company, which Elwes turned down to continue working in movies. See more »

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Through the movie John Dudley and everyone else keeps referring to Guilford as the last of three sons, the true Guilford was the 4th of the 5 sons of John and Jane Guildford Dudley to survive infancy. The 5 sons were, in order of age, John, Ambrose, Robert, Guildford, and Henry. At the time of the marriage negotiations Guildford was the eldest unmarried son of John Dudley and nearest to Jane Grey in age. John Dudley's 5 sons were all arrested after their father's fall from power. The eldest son John became ill during his imprisonment and died within days of being released. Ambrose survived and regained the family title of Earl of Warwick; he was the only Dudley son to leave surviving legitimate heirs. Robert fought under Queen Mary's husband Philip of Spain at St Quentin and went on to become Queen Elizabeth's favorite and gained the title of Earl of Leicester. Guildford was of course executed hours before his wife Lady Jane. Henry also fought under Philip of Spain and died in battle. See more »

Quotes

Guilford: Go on, ask me.
Jane: What?
Guilford: What I want.
Jane: What do you want?
Guilford: Oh, I think you know. I want a world where men are not branded or sent into slavery because they can't grow the food they need to eat. Go on.
Jane: Well,
[smashes goblet]
Jane: it's done.
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Referenced in As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001) See more »

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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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