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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

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Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.


Justin Chadwick


Peter Morgan (screenplay), Philippa Gregory (novel)
1,755 ( 59)
3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Anne Boleyn
Scarlett Johansson ... Mary Boleyn
Eric Bana ... Henry Tudor
Jim Sturgess ... George Boleyn
Mark Rylance ... Sir Thomas Boleyn
Kristin Scott Thomas ... Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
David Morrissey ... The Duke of Norfolk
Benedict Cumberbatch ... William Carey
Oliver Coleman Oliver Coleman ... Henry Percy
Ana Torrent ... Katherine of Aragon
Eddie Redmayne ... William Stafford
Tom Cox Tom Cox ... Rider
Michael Smiley ... Physician
Montserrat Roig de Puig ... Lady in Waiting
Juno Temple ... Jane Parker


A sumptuous and sensual tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal set against the backdrop of a defining moment in European history: two beautiful sisters, Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson), driven by their family's blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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Two sisters divided for the love for a king. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements, sexual content and some violent images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Catherine of Aragon was initially betrothed to Henry VIII's older brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales. She married Arthur in 1501 and was dubbed Princess of Wales. Tragically, Arthur died five months after their wedding due to the sweating sickness in 1502. She also caught the illness at the same time, yet eventually recovered. Seven years later, she married Henry after he ascended to the throne. See more »


The film implies that Mary raised her niece Elizabeth. As royalty, Elizabeth had her own household. Margaret Bryon cared for her until she was four, then Kat Ashley took over her upbringing and education. See more »


Katherine of Aragon: [to the physician, exhausted in childbed] Was it a boy?
Physician: [nods] Stillborn... Your Majesty.
Katherine of Aragon: [to her daughter, Princess Mary] No brother for you, to make this country safe. I'm sorry.
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What A Piece Of Drama!
25 February 2008 | by kiquescarlettSee all my reviews

I think that the main critics done to this film came from those who don't like Natalie or Scarlett. I hope it has nothing to do with the the fact that it is a costum movie - I personally found this film an excellent piece of drama, as well as the book was (I think it's an awesome reading, too!). A perfect cast, a good storyline and a strong screenplay are the main reasons that made "The Other Boleyn Girl" a wonderful screen adaptation - and both Portman and Johansson revealed themselves in one of their best performance ever! I also believe that the choice of casting two of the most brilliant and famous young actresses in Hollywood (perhaps the best ones, right now) was a smart move from the movie producers and - as well as the most fascinating thing about it is the rivalry between the two sisters - let it able to do captivate young people's attention. I really hope this film is going to be a good hit - at least to receive good reviews from the critis...

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Release Date:

29 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Other Boleyn Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Windsor, Berkshire, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,203,061, 2 March 2008

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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