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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003)

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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's King Henry VIII, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Natascha McElhone ... Mary Boleyn
Jodhi May ... Anne Boleyn
Jared Harris ... Henry VIII
Steven Mackintosh ... George Boleyn
Philip Glenister ... William Stafford
Jack Shepherd ... Thomas Boleyn
John Woodvine ... Uncle Howard
Ron Cook ... Thomas Cromwell
Anthony Howell ... William Carey
Jane Gurnett Jane Gurnett ... Elizabeth Boleyn
Yolanda Vazquez Yolanda Vazquez ... Katherine of Aragon (as Yolanda Vasquez)
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Francis Weston (as Geoffrey Streatfield)
Oliver Chris ... Henry Percy
Naomi Benson Naomi Benson ... Jane Seymour
Zoe Waites ... Jane Parker
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Based on the controversial novel by Philippa Gregory, "The Other Boleyn Girl" is a fictionalised account of the life of Lady Mary Boleyn who becomes mistress to England's King Henry VIII, before being ousted by her younger sister, Anne. Mary leaves the Court to marry a commoner, but returns when Anne embarks on a reckless policy to save herself from ruin. Written by Anonymous

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Romance | Drama

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

La otra Bolena See more »

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Color
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The cast spent four weeks in workshops improvising the script together with director Philippa Lowthorpe. See more »

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Version of The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) See more »

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This is a film worth wile seeing. But don't expect to see a conventional historical epic.
22 January 2004 | by pulp150See all my reviews

I have mixed feelings about this film. I appreciated the use of color, it represents the harshness of the time. It's a nice change to see a period piece that's not glamorous. I can imagine it's tempting to make the good looking cast even better looking. The confessions in the camera I didn't understand. I do understand it was an

attempt to make it more intimate. But I don't think it workout that well here. I consider it to modern. It works in comedy like 'the private life of Samuel Pepys'. There it was brilliant. Maybe they could've used a confession setting for these scene's instead of putting them into a room speaking to the camera. And used

more close-ups instead of medium shots. That would make it more intimate and

dramatic.

The acting is superb! I enjoyed to see Jodhi May paying a wicked woman for a

change. She portrayed Anne Boleyn very good Her sick and cruel pleasure to

torture her family by for example trying to marry of her sister to a fat ugly man. Her frightening ambition and abuse of power is portrayed brilliantly.

The actor who played Henry and the actress who played Mary were also

brilliant. The rest of the cast were very complementary to the leading ladies and man.

Very good.

This is not a story about one person. It's about relations between people. This movie explains why Mary survived.

This is really a film worth wile seeing. But don't expect to see a conventional historical epic.

Voted 8

  • A-M ---- English is not my first language so please excuse my spelling and grammar


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