7.5/10
111
6 user 2 critic

Princes in the Tower (2005)

Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his claim to the throne as the rightful King Richard. Did the younger brother ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Lion in Winter (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

King Henry II (Patrick Stewart) keeps his wife, Eleanor (Glenn Close) locked away in the towers because of her frequent attempts to overthrow him. With Eleanor out of the way he can have ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Stars: Glenn Close, Andrew Howard, Antal Konrád
The White Queen (TV Mini-Series 2013)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three different, yet equally relentless women vie for the throne in 15th Century England.

Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale
The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series 2001)
Documentary | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A dramatic documentary narrated and presented by controversial historian David Starkey about the lives as wives and Queens of the six wives of Tudor king Henry VIII.

Stars: David Starkey, Caroline Lintott, David Fleeshman
The Other Boleyn Girl (TV Movie 2003)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's King Henry VIII, ... See full summary »

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe
Stars: Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May, Jared Harris
Young Catherine (TV Movie 1991)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A German princess is chosen to marry the heir to the Russian Throne, but faces plots and intrigues against her.

Director: Michael Anderson
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Plummer, Franco Nero
Ekaterina (TV Series 2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Stars: Marina Aleksandrova, Aleksandr Yatsenko, Aleksandr Lazarev
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Keith Michell, Donald Pleasence, Charlotte Rampling
The Shadow of the Tower (TV Mini-Series 1972)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A series of dramas by various writers recording the key events in the reign of Henry Tudor and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty

Stars: James Maxwell, Norma West, Hugh Sullivan
Catherine the Great (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Drama documentary reconstructing the life and times of Catherine the Great of Russia.

Directors: Paul Burgess, John-Paul Davidson
Stars: Emily Bruni, Diana Dumbrava, Dan Chiriac
Tudor Rose (2008)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

King Henry VIII doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve, he carries it with him in the emblem of the Tudor Dynasty a red rose. Love for him is a seasonal cycle. His first wife Katherine of ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah R. Lotfi
Stars: Tracey Allyn, Rebecca Bigler, Ethan Eagar
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.

Stars: Romola Garai, Jack Davenport, Alex O'Loughlin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ashley Gething
Stars: Sabine Crossen, Philippa Gregory, David Starkey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Mark Umbers ...
...
Dr. John Argentine
...
Sally Edwards ...
...
Ambassador De Puebla
...
Queen Elizabeth (as Nadia Cameron Blakey)
Paul Hilton ...
...
Thomas More (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his claim to the throne as the rightful King Richard. Did the younger brother survive? Is he an impostor? Or is he, as he says, King Richard? Written by Nadia Cameron-Blakey

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 May 2005 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Perkin Warbeck: You used to sing me to sleep, do you remember? La-le, La-le my little child, sleep and now be still...
Queen Elizabeth: ... if thou be a little child, yet may thou have thy will
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Could have been far better than this...a missed opportunity!
8 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The DVD cover of this made for television film features a beautiful photo of Timotei Cresta as Edward V, aged 12 and Correntin Combeau as Richard of York, aged 10…the princes in the tower and this photo gives the misleading impression that the film is all about them, whereas they are only seen in it for a few seconds here and there in grainy flashback sequences.

99% of the film is about the adult Perkin Warbeck (Mark Umbers), a pretender to the throne who, sixteen years after the disappearance of the two princes, claims to be the adult Richard, Duke of York and then follows the very long interrogation of him by the king and his officials to try to discover the truth of the claim. The story is largely fictional, but the acting is of a very high order in what was obviously a very cheaply made production.

However, some characters and scenes are superfluous to the drama and could have been dispensed with and the film makers missed a great opportunity here to have more of the film devoted to the princes of the title, with Perkin Warbeck's interrogation taking up the rest of the drama. Instead, the princes are portrayed as very fleeting and ghostly images of the past when their presence could have been far more substantial. A good try, but it could have been done far better in more talented hands. The bonus material on the DVD, the princes in the tower excerpt from the documentary series The Tower, is actually far more entertaining and the DVD is worth getting just for the picture on the front cover alone.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD release? methanoid
Excellent Casting LadyMadChan
Discuss Princes in the Tower (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?