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The Prince and the Pauper (2000)

The King and a poor boy swap places.


Giles Foster


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Quinn ... Miles Hendon
Alan Bates ... King Henry VIII
Jonathan Hyde ... Lord Hertford
Jonathan Timmins ... Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales
Robert Timmins Robert Timmins ... Thomas Canty
Tim Potter ... Chief Gentleman
Ian Redford Ian Redford ... John Canty
Alison Newman Alison Newman ... Ann Canty
Aaron Keeling Aaron Keeling ... Daniel Hunter
Sam Jones Sam Jones ... Stephen Bartlett
János Gyuriska János Gyuriska ... Hugh Hendon
Ruth Platt ... Sarah
James Saxon James Saxon ... Father Abbot
Perdita Weeks ... Lady Jane Grey
Luke Smith Luke Smith ... Kitchen Boy


The King and a poor boy swap places.

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UK | Hungary



Release Date:

1 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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HCC Happy Crew Company See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of The Prince and the Pauper (1996) See more »

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Adequate version of the old warhorse
12 August 2004 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

This Hallmark production is -like others from the same source -a television movie based on an established minor classic and is a workmanlike rather than startlingly good movie . The youthful Prince of Wales Edward swaps places with Tom a young Londoner from the slums ,the two being virtually identical .The escapade is meant to be temporary but the Prince is thwarted in his attempts to resume his rightful place leaving the reluctant imposter to cope with the villainous Regent who has tumbled to the situation .The Prince meanwhile is under the protection of Miles , newly returned from Spain and trying to regain his lands from his usurper brother .It proves an education for the young prince as the injustices of his father King Henry the Eighth are brought fully home to him . Strong performance from the late Alan Bates as the King and the villain is capably played by the suitably unctuous Jonathan Hyde .Aidan Quinn is excellent as Sir Miles and the Timmins twins do well in the title roles

Not as good as the big screen version from some years back but a pleasing diversion

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