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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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Some of the greatest battles are fought with the heart. See more »


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7 February 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La joven reina  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

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$277,646 (USA)
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Trivia

The film was cast with several members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. These included thesps John Wood, Michael Hordern, Patrick Stewart, Sara Kestelman, writer David Edgar, and the film's director, Trevor Nunn, who was also the Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. See more »

Goofs

Though Wyatt's Rebellion was a real plot, its purpose was not to put Jane back on the throne, its purpose was to put her cousin, Elizabeth, on the throne. See more »

Quotes

Guilford: The brain is a brittle organ, Jane. The slightest pressure and it snaps. It's not wrapped up in a little heart.
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Referenced in As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001) See more »

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4 stars
21 February 1999 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 88 on cable, and have seen it numerous times since. I never tire of watching it. It was the first Elwes movie I saw, and was so moved by his performance, that I have become a dedicated fan of his since. Although in real life Jane and Gilford never loved each other, the on screen love story is very moving. Lady Jane is an excellent, yet, overlooked, piece of work, and I highly recommend it.


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