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Edward & Mrs. Simpson 

Not Rated | | Drama, History, Romance | TV Mini-Series (1978– )
While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in Parliament, especially ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Edward Fox ...  King Edward VIII 7 episodes, 1978
Cynthia Harris ...  Wallis Warfield Simpson 7 episodes, 1978
David Waller David Waller ...  Stanley Baldwin 6 episodes, 1978
Peggy Ashcroft ...  Queen Mary 5 episodes, 1978
Nigel Hawthorne ...  Walter Monkton 5 episodes, 1978
John Shrapnel ...  Major Alexander Hardinge 5 episodes, 1978
Andrew Ray Andrew Ray ...  Duke of York 5 episodes, 1978
Jessie Matthews ...  Aunt Bessie Merryman 4 episodes, 1978
Charles Keating ...  Ernest Simpson 4 episodes, 1978
Peter Ellis Peter Ellis ...  Osborne 4 episodes, 1978
Amanda Reiss Amanda Reiss ...  Duchess of York 4 episodes, 1978
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ...  Duff Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
Patricia Hodge ...  Lady Diana Cooper 3 episodes, 1978
Elsie Randolph ...  Lady Colefax 3 episodes, 1978
Gary Waldhorn ...  Chips Channon 3 episodes, 1978
Nuala Barrie Nuala Barrie ...  Queen Mary's Lady in Waiting 3 episodes, 1978
Rosanne Wickes Rosanne Wickes ...  Princess Mary 3 episodes, 1978
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ...  Winston Churchill 3 episodes, 1978
Patrick Troughton ...  Clement Attlee 3 episodes, 1978
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While still the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VIII meets the married American socialite, Wallis Simpson. Their relationship causes furor in the palace and in Parliament, especially when King George V dies, Mrs. Simpson gets divorced, and King Edward announces his intentions to marry her. Written by Kathy Li

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He abandoned crown and country for the woman he loved.

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Drama | History | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eduardo y la señora Simpson See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Bessie Love (Emerald Cunard) died on April 26, 1986, only two days after Wallis Simpson (the Duchess of Windsor). See more »

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Featured in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I've danced with a man, who's danced with a girl, who's danced with the Prince of Wales
(uncredited)
By Herbert Farjeon
Opening theme
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Great dramatization of the story!
24 September 2005 | by mardeabrilSee all my reviews

Highly recommended for lovers of history and/or biography. The actors were carefully chosen to resemble the real characters, same goes for the locations. I've read many books regarding the love story between Edward and Mrs. Simpson - this comes very close to what really happened. I do believe Edward fell madly, totally in love with Mrs. Simpson. She returned his love but in a lesser degree. Regardless, theirs was the wedding of the century because how often does a monarch give up his throne for the woman he loves? It's ironic how Prince Charles has followed in the footsteps of his great-uncle, but it looks like he will get to reign with the woman he loves by his side. That's life.


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