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Wallis & Edward (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 18 December 2005
In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world. Wallis and Edward is an ... See full summary »

Director:

David Moore

Writer:

Sarah Williams
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joely Richardson ... Wallis Simpson
David Westhead ... Ernest Simpson
Lisa Kay ... Mary Raffray
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Thelma Furness
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Edward
Simon Hepworth ... Perry Brownlow
Bill Champion Bill Champion ... Bertie
Monica Dolan ... Elizabeth
Debora Weston Debora Weston ... Kitty Rogers
Aleksas Kazanavicius Aleksas Kazanavicius ... Herman Rogers
Clifford Rose ... King George V
Margaret Tyzack ... Queen Mary
Miriam Margolyes ... Aunt Bessie
David Calder ... Winston Churchill
Richard Johnson ... Stanley Baldwin
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In 1936, Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson, a twice-divorced American. These events caused a scandal around the world. Wallis and Edward is an attempt to portray the romantic aspects of the story from Wallis's point of view. The drama follows the beginning of their affair whilst Edward was Prince of Wales and Wallis was still married to Ernest Simpson. Written by Company TV Productions

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Drama | Romance

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Goofs

At the Jubilee Ball, the Prince is addressed as "Your Majesty" by Winston Churchill, whereas he should in fact be addressed as "Your Royal Highness". See more »

Quotes

King George V: Some day the whole ruddy Empire will look to you for guidance, and God help it when it does.
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Scotland the Brave
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Ernest Simpson hums
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Charming, but probably not true to history
30 June 2016 | by lch100See all my reviews

This story of a ruptured line of monarchs seems like a very touching love story where the woman is portrayed as a sacrificing and sincere partner. However, most historical material speaks of a different Wallis Simpson--one who was eternally ambitious and actually never recovered from her inability to serve as Queen. In fact, in her own words, "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance." They did not have the eternal love-flame of romance and it is believed that tolerance on both their parts was a key element in the marriage. History and reality aside, the movie presented a decent story line on its face. Wallis Simpson was no innocent flower. Edward may or may not have regretted his abdication--even to himself--but he became known more for suspected Nazi sympathizing during World War II than any other cause of noble intention. What is probably the best result of the royal mess is that the many interpretations of the love affair and marriage became a magnet for rich and poor alike.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Royal Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Latvia See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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