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Release Date:
12 May 2005 (UK) See more »
Sixteen years after the presumed deaths of the two boy princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Could have been far better than this...a missed opportunity! See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mark Umbers ... Perkin Warbeck

John Castle ... Dr. John Argentine

Roger Hammond ... Bishop De Cambrai
Sally Edwards ... Lady Margaret Beaufort

Nicholas Rowe ... Ambassador De Puebla

Nadia Cameron-Blakey ... Queen Elizabeth (as Nadia Cameron Blakey)
Paul Hilton ... King Henry VII

Richard Griffiths ... Thomas More (voice)

Directed by
Justin Hardy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tina Pepler 

Produced by
Liz Hartford .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Blair-Oliphant 
Cinematography by
Douglas Hartington  (as Doug Hartington)
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Art Direction by
Mari Lucaccini 
Sound Department
Ronald Bailey .... sound mixer
Mark Sheffield .... foley mixer
Mark Sheffield .... re-recording mixer
Mark Whitfield .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Audrey Aquilina .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Tamara Notcutt .... casting assistant
Other crew
Catia Di Giorgio .... production secretary

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Additional Details

UK:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

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
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Could have been far better than this...a missed opportunity!, 8 December 2009
Author: DavidW1947 from United Kingdom

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.

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