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Lady Jane (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Trevor Nunn

Writers:

Chris Bryant (story), David Edgar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Lady Jane Grey
Cary Elwes ... Guilford Dudley
John Wood ... John Dudley, Duke of Nothumberland
Michael Hordern ... Dr. Feckenham
Jill Bennett Jill Bennett ... Mrs. Ellen
Jane Lapotaire ... Princess Mary
Sara Kestelman Sara Kestelman ... Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk
Patrick Stewart ... Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk
Warren Saire Warren Saire ... King Edward VI
Joss Ackland ... Sir John Bridges
Ian Hogg ... Sir John Gates
Lee Montague Lee Montague ... Renard, the Spanish Ambassador
Richard Vernon ... The Marquess of Winchester
David Waller David Waller ... Archbishop Cranmer
Richard Johnson ... The Earl of Arundel
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Storyline

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. Written by Samantha Santa Maria <TE7441667@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

7 February 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La joven reina See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,964, 9 February 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$277,646
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Elwes is related to both Guilford Dudley and Lady Jane Grey (on his father's side). Because Dudley and Grey never had children, Elwes is the direct descendant to Dudley and Grey's siblings: Mary Dudley, Guilford's sister, and Katherine Grey, Jane's sister, who was also the wife of Edward Seymour. See more »

Goofs

During the deer hunt in the beginning of the film, the handlers are seen with deer-hounds on a leash. In reality, deer-hounds were set loose to hunt the prey, running it to ground. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Feckinham: And what would you be prepared to die for, Lady Jane?
Jane: I would die to free our people from the chains of bigotry and superstition.
Dr. Feckinham: What superstition did you have in mind?
Jane: Well, for example, the idea that a piece of bread can become the body of our Savior, father.
Dr. Feckinham: Did he not say at his Last Supper, "Take, eat, this is my body"?
Jane: He also said, "I am the vine, I am the door." Was he a vine, was he a door?
Dr. Feckinham: Who has been teaching you to say such things?
Jane: Don't you think I could have thought of them ...
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Referenced in As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride' (2001) See more »

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Wonderful Film!
16 October 2002 | by spot_n_race_goilSee all my reviews

I had to watch this movie for a British History course, and I was fully expecting to be bored during the entire thing, but I was so pleasantly suprised! This was a great movie - great acting, directing, plot, settings, etc. And apparently it's a great movie to watch to get a feel for that period in England, 'cause my professor made us watch it. I would definitely recommend this movie to anybody who has ever watched and enjoyed any period drama before!


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