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Release Date:
7 February 1986 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Some of the greatest battles are fought with the heart. See more »
Plot:
The death of King Henry VIII throws his kingdom into chaos because of succession disputes. His weak son Edward... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Helena Bonham Carter ... Lady Jane Grey

Cary Elwes ... Guilford Dudley

John Wood ... John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland

Michael Hordern ... Doctor Feckenham
Jill Bennett ... Mrs. Ellen
Jane Lapotaire ... Princess Mary
Sara Kestelman ... Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk

Patrick Stewart ... Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk
Warren Saire ... King Edward VI

Joss Ackland ... Sir John Bridges
Ian Hogg ... Sir John Gates
Lee Montague ... Renard, the Spanish Ambassador
Richard Vernon ... The Marquess of Winchester
David Waller ... Archbishop Cranmer

Richard Johnson ... The Earl of Arundel

Pip Torrens ... Thomas
Matthew Guinness ... Doctor Owen

Guy Henry ... Robert Dudley
Andrew Bicknell ... John Dudley
Clyde Pollitt ... Peasant Leader

William Morgan Sheppard ... Executioner (as Morgan Sheppard)
Zelah Clarke ... Lady Anne Wharton
Laura Clipsham ... Katherine Grey
Janet Henfrey ... Housekeeper
Brian Poyser ... Under Treasurer
Philip Voss ... Herald
Robert Putt ... Steward
Stewart Harwood ... Tavern Keeper
Carole Hayman ... Brothel Keeper
Richard Moore ... Soldier
Michael Goldie ... Porter
Denyse Alexander ... Dressmaker
Gabor Vernon ... Jeweller
Robert Martin Oliver ... Singer
Nicky Croydon ... Singing Maid
John Abbott ... Manservant
Jeannette Fox ... Wedding Dancer
Alison Woodgate ... Wedding Dancer
Philippa Luce ... Wedding Dancer
Eliza Kern ... Wedding Dancer
Krzysia Bialeska ... Wedding Dancer
Cryss Jean Healey ... Wedding Dancer
Adèle Anderson ... Lady Warwick
Anna Gilbert ... Lady Robert Dudley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lee Asquith-Coe ... Peasant Boy (uncredited)

Paul Becque ... Peasant (uncredited)
James Payne ... Cleric (uncredited)

John Rackham ... Priest (uncredited)

Ben Shockley ... Peasant (uncredited)

Glenn Webster ... Peasant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Trevor Nunn 
 
Writing credits
Chris Bryant (story)

David Edgar 

Produced by
Ted Lloyd .... associate producer
Peter Snell .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Oliver 
 
Cinematography by
Derek V. Browne 
Douglas Slocombe 
 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
 
Casting by
Rebecca Howard 
Joyce Nettles 
 
Production Design by
Allan Cameron 
 
Art Direction by
Fred Carter 
Martyn Hebert 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Cordwell 
 
Costume Design by
Sue Blane 
David Perry 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist
Lynda Armstrong .... makeup artist
Peter Frampton .... makeup supervisor
Stephen Rose .... key hair stylist
Tracy Smith .... hair stylist
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... production manager (as Malcolm Christopher)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerry Daly .... second second assistant director
Peter Freeman .... third assistant director
Mike Higgins .... key second assistant director
Barry Langley .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Mark Fruin .... stand-by props
Paul Hedges .... stand-by props
Michael Murchan .... construction manager (as Mick Murchan)
Paul Purdy .... storeman
Mark Raggett .... assistant art director
Peter Rutherford .... production buyer
John Wells .... dressing props
 
Sound Department
Christopher Ackland .... sound effects editor
Kevin Brazier .... assistant sound editor
Roy Charman .... sound recordist
Ian Fuller .... sound editor
Jim Howe .... assistant sound editor
Ray Merrin .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ric O'Connor .... assistant sound editor
George Rice .... sound maintenance
Bill Rowe .... sound re-recording mixer
John Salter .... boom operator
Andy Stears .... assistant sound editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Adrian Trent .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Dave Crownshaw .... special effects technician
Bob Thorne .... special effects technician
Dave Eltham .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alf Joint .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Maurice Arnold .... focus puller
Graham Attwood .... still photographer
Vincent Douglas .... video assistant
Brian Ellis .... first assistant camera
Nigel Ellis .... second assistant camera
Martin Evans .... gaffer
John Flemming .... key grip
Paul Kenward .... clapper loader
Ray Meehan .... best boy electric
Billy Merrell .... electrician
John Ward .... Steadicam operator
Chic Waterson .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Jane Arnell .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Bagley-Shaw .... wardrobe assistant (as Judy Bagley)
Brian Cox .... wardrobe master
Barbara Rutter .... assistant costume designer
James Smith .... wardrobe assistant (as Jimmy Smith)
Terry Smith .... wardrobe supervisor
Susie Stokes .... wardrobe assistant
Frank Vinall .... wardrobe assistant
Heather Williams .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Adrian Trent .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Patrick Moore .... music editor
Harry Rabinowitz .... conductor
Kim Richards .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Craig Barwick .... assistant accountant
Julie Davies .... production runner
Bill Edwards .... publicist
Sheila Falconer .... choreographer
David Grimsdale .... post synch editor
Mary Holdsworth .... script supervisor
Lesley Keane .... assistant to producer
Simon Kimmel .... production runner
Guy Levesley .... production runner
Kate Littlewood .... assistant to director
Jimmy Lodge .... horse master
Paul Madigan .... location manager
Simon McNair Scott .... production runner
Frank Prochaska .... historical advisor
Monica Rogers .... production coordinator
Bernard Spence .... production accountant
Yvonne Spence .... assistant accountant
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer
Stephen Woolfenden .... runner (uncredited)
 

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142 min
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Trivia:
Thomas Wyatt was the leader of the rebellion, proclaiming her Queen of England. Her father, Henry, was a part of this rebellion.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
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Guilford:God's teeth!See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Historical and yet not for History Buffs, 5 May 2002
Author: Tim Ewing (lehtiket@hotmail.com) from Richland Center, Wisconsin

"The next time I see your face, I want it for eternity." If you know much at all about Lady Jane Grey and her unfortunate marriage to Guildford Dudley, you must know this cannot at all be what she said to him as they were parted for the last time. Yet the story branches away from the historical aspects of Jane's life and builds up a romance completely created in the minds of the writers, who have done an excellent job. In the beginning, the scene at Bradgate in Leicester, with the dance for the King, is extremely well shot. The plot thickens between the cunning Earl of Northumberland and the cold, greedy Duchess of Suffolk, while Jane argues theology with the Catholic doctor. Comparing this with history, I believe this was also very well written; from what I've read on Jane Grey (I have done extensive Tudor period research) I know she was very Protestant and, unlike the later Queen Elizabeth, very willing to argue on the topic of religion. Perhaps my favorite scene in the entire movie is the one where Jane goes to visit the Princess Mary. In this scene the Renaissance class system is extremely well depicted. The outwardly friendly but rather sneaky nature the Princess' maid (I believe that is Lady Anne Wharton) conducts herself shows the "subservience of the lesser nobility"; the proud way Jane speaks to the maid shows what the upper nobility could do; and then the regal, majestic, icy cold way the Princess Mary enters the room and "embraces" her second-cousin is the perfect example of a Princess of two royal bloodlines. Later, the love that blooms between Guildford and Jane will, without a doubt, sweep you off your feet. If you've ever been in love, I guarantee you'll relive some fond memories there. Overall, an excellent movie and highly recommended.

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