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The Six Wives of Henry VIII 

A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.
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1971  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Keith Michell ...  Henry VIII 6 episodes, 1970
Anthony Quayle ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1970
Patrick Troughton ...  Duke of Norfolk 5 episodes, 1970
Bernard Hepton ...  Archbishop Thomas Cranmer 4 episodes, 1970
Sheila Burrell ...  Lady Rochford 3 episodes, 1970
Basil Dignam ...  Bishop Gardiner 3 episodes, 1970
Wolfe Morris ...  Thomas Cromwell 3 episodes, 1970
Angela Pleasence ...  Catherine Howard 2 episodes, 1970
Anne Stallybrass Anne Stallybrass ...  Jane Seymour 2 episodes, 1970
Dorothy Tutin ...  Anne Boleyn 2 episodes, 1970
Daniel Moynihan ...  Edward Seymour (Lord Hertford) 2 episodes, 1970
John Ronane John Ronane ...  Thomas Seymour 2 episodes, 1970
Howard Goorney Howard Goorney ...  Will Somers 2 episodes, 1970
Patrick Godfrey ...  Sir Thomas Wriothesley 2 episodes, 1970
Alison Frazer Alison Frazer ...  Princess Mary 2 episodes, 1970
Edward Atienza Edward Atienza ...  Eustache Chapuys 2 episodes, 1970
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A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.

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The legendary, BAFTA award-winning BBC historical drama! See more »

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Drama | History | Romance

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English

Release Date:

1 August 1971 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This mini-series was adapted into Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972), in which Angela Pleasence's father Donald Pleasence played Henry VIII's Chief Minister Thomas Cromwell. See more »

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Nearly Flawless!
21 October 2005 | by femme_fatale5367See all my reviews

This is a set I'd love to own. The costumes are great, and acting is even greater, especially Keith Michel. He brings real depth to Henry and we see him as the interesting, complex man that he was, not just the selfish, bloated glutton of his later years. The court intrigue and politics, and also the costumes are expertly presented and you get a real feel for the times. The only flaw was that the actresses were generally too old for the parts they played, but there aren't many young actresses of this caliber, so one has to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the show. If I had to choose the best performance of the wives, I'd choose Annette Crosbie as Catherine of Aragon.


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