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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 »

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David Moore

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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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Storyline

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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

One scene mentions a rumor of Wallis Simpson being a KGB agent. The KGB was not created until 1954. See more »

Quotes

Edward: I work damned hard when I'm on duty, and when I'm off duty...
King George V: You are *never* off duty!
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Soundtracks

For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
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[restaurant band plays for the presentation of the prince's birthday cake]
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what a load of rubbish
28 June 2012 | by norman201057See all my reviews

One can only describe this rubbish as, well rubbish, the writer must have been a relative of Mrs. Simpson to write this drama in such a fashion. I note the decimation of Balomoral Castle was omitted, it would have been called sacking in days of old, but she cleaned out a few rooms, mind you stripping rooms was mild by her other favourite hobby, jewel collecting. Then we have them doing what could be called a state visit to the Nazi party, I thought only the head of state carried out official state visits, and what about the deal they both did with Hitler to put him on the throne as king and her as Queen is Hitler had invaded Britain. What about them dining with Nazis in Portugal while the British Government were trying to get them away from possible Nazi capture, they tried every way possible to get captured. Then we have them as governor of the Bahamas during the war, and hating every day of the post, because the residence was not big enough for their needs, and not enough servants allocated. This was pure and simply a load of rubbish, if the author had went for the truth instead of complete fiction, it might have made it even slightly less boring, but I decided to watch to the end, oh how I wish I'd turned it off after the credits at the start It was an exercise in nothing, as it was no where near to the truth, the only part that was remotely truthful was the abdication speech, well done to the author for that.


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