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The Prince and the Pauper (2000)

The King and a poor boy swap places.


Giles Foster


Mark Twain (book), Duke Fenady (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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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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Adventure | Family


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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 Novela: Príncipe y mendigo (1966) See more »

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9 January 2009 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I must admit, I have not read the novel. I would like to, I like Mark Twain. Thus, I cannot comment on how much justice this adaptation does to his written original. What I can say is that I did not expect this to be as good as it turned out when I saw it in the television listings, but it really got my attention, and I never grew tired of it. The story is good, well-told and at the same time manages notable focus and many well-done sub-plots. The themes explored are interesting, and in addition to history and perspective, they can be applied to today's world. The costumes are immensely well-done. The music is great. The action is well-done, shot well and always fun and exciting. The acting is spot-on, throughout, including the children. Hyde is astonishing. The humor does have some juvenile material, however, the vast majority of it is safe for kids, yet not insulting to adults. This can be watched by anyone, of any age, and one could, if so inclined, sit down with their family and enjoy it together. I recommend this to any fan of the tale, the author of the book that was the source of this, and/or anyone involved in making this film. 7/10

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