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Lady Jane -- 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.

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7 February 1986 (USA) See more »
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Some of the greatest battles are fought with the heart. See more »
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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)

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:
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 »
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Factual errors: 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 »
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Mrs. Ellen:A proverb says that a wonder lasts nine days then the puppy opens his eyes. So... what happens on the tenth day?See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Very memorable, 9 May 2002
Author: gweniviere from California

This is one of those movies where after you turn it off, it sticks with you. The acting is exquisite and the whole movie is executed with sensitivity. After watching it, I felt like I had to know more about Lady Jane Grey's real story. The truth, as the history books tell it, isn't quite as pretty or romantic as the movie made it seem, but other than that it is very historically accurate as most period piece movies go. I would strongly recommend this film (10 stars!) and would see it over again.

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