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Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« on: July 17, 2005, 04:10:09 PM »
Hey, everyone, how about we move those books/movies lists over here? Organise it a bit...:)

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Re: Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 04:39:27 PM »
Old book but Carolly Erickson's Anne Boleyn has been on my bookshelf for almost 30 years.I also have SIX WIVES OF HENRY 8  by Antonia Fraser, Alison Weir and David Starkey.The 1970 BBC serial with Keith Michell is good and available on DVD at Amazon(etc) I loved Anne of the 1000 days with Genevieve Bujold but has there been any thing recent thats decent film wise?
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 04:47:39 PM »
I heard rumours a while ago that they're planning a film about Henry and Anne with Russell Crowe and Kate Winslet. A mate of mine even said that Kate had mentioned it in an interview, but I've found NOTHING about it for quite some time. I've always thought that Russell Crowe would make a REALLY terrific Henry...

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2005, 05:05:43 PM »
We recently had a two part tv series about henry 8  over here withRay Winstone as your main man. It was ok but he had this "cor blimey Mary Poppins"type cockney accent which was hilarious....Unintentionally  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2005, 05:18:50 PM »
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We recently had a two part tv series about henry 8  over here withRay Winstone as your main man. It was ok but he had this "cor blimey Mary Poppins"type cockney accent which was hilarious....Unintentionally  ;D


Yes, I'm trying to get a hold of it without setting myself back $100 or so. *sigh*

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Re: Books/Movies on the Tudors and Plantagenets
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2005, 05:40:39 PM »
I liked the motion picture Henry VIII and His Six Wives which also stars Keith Mitchell... For us Romanov fans, it also has Lynne Frederick, who played Tatiana in N&A, playing the ill fated Catherine Howard.  I also likes Anne of a Thousand Days.

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 06:15:42 PM »
I thought Ray Winstone was a good Henry VIII. Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic as Anne, and the supporting cast who played Cromwell, Wolsey, Norfolk and the other wives were all good. My only complaint was that Mary and Elizabeth and Edward should have featured more strongly. It was quite historically accurate, too.

Arianwen: $100? I only paid 15Euro. Have you tried Amazon.co.uk or Play.com? Your likely to find it on either of those, quite cheap.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2005, 08:14:00 PM »
I'd always thought that Antonia Fraser's Six Wives of Henry VIII was really good.

I've finished the first half of my birthday present-Joanna Denny's Anne Boleyn....its won me over  a little bit.......

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2005, 11:49:59 PM »
As for movies, I love A Lion in Winter with Katherine Hepburn.
And also Anne of 1,000 Days.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2005, 04:33:36 AM »
Oooops I have got Marie Louise Bruce's book on Anne Boleynthats been on my shelf for 30 years not the Erickson one. Also got a very good biog.of Elizabeth Woodville by Baldwin which has some very interesting appendices at the back. Particularly the fate of the Princes and also the Woodvilles and witchcraft. Oh boy, do I need my holiday 8)
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2005, 12:03:42 PM »
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I thought Ray Winstone was a good Henry VIII. Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic as Anne, and the supporting cast who played Cromwell, Wolsey, Norfolk and the other wives were all good. My only complaint was that Mary and Elizabeth and Edward should have featured more strongly. It was quite historically accurate, too.

Arrrg! I thought it dreadful but its a matter of opinion.

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2005, 12:06:37 PM »
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Arrrg! I thought it dreadful but its a matter of opinion.



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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2005, 12:11:22 PM »
I thought it was too simplistic, poorly written and badly acted -Henry was awful -horrid common accent more a clown than a king.

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2005, 12:18:43 PM »
Hahah! Yeah, Winstone's accent was a little irksome, but it hardly ruined it for me. Did any of you see BBC's drama about Charles II? I know he's a Stuart but still. I thought it was brilliant.
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« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2005, 12:22:24 PM »
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