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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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Storyline

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)  »

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

Helena Bonham Carter intended to go to Cambridge University when director Trevor Nunn saw her photograph in 'Tatler' in which she had been a last-minute replacement for her cousin Virginia. Nunn then gave her the lead role of Lady Jane. 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

Doctor Feckenham: The soul takes flight to the world that is invisible. At there arriving, she is assured of bliss, and forever dwells in paradise.
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Referenced in As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001) See more »

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Beautiful and Moving
13 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's hard for me to be objective about this film as I find both the main actors so divine, but I thought the portrayal of the developing romance extremely moving, by the time the film ended I was sobbing, and I say that about almost NO movie.

The cinematography was stunning, both indoor and outdoor shots were beautifully visualised and captured. The sets and costumes also were extremely well done.


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