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Lady Jane (1986)

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)  »

Also Known As:

La joven reina  »

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$8,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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

During the deer hunt in the beginning of the film, the handlers are seen with deer-hounds on a leash. In reality, deer-hounds were set loose to hunt the prey, running it to ground. 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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Moving tale of love and betrayal
25 December 2001 | by (San Jose, California) – See all my reviews

Although it has been more than a decade since I saw Lady Jane, I remember that it moved me greatly. The ambiance and characters are fully developed. Helen Bonham Carter was quite young, perfect for the role, and turned out to be quite a revelation. I saw the film in Madrid. I'll never forget the sight of a middle aged Spaniard (male) in the audience weeping at the conclusion. (The Spanish nobility were the "bad guys" of this drama).


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