"Sex, Passion and Royal Intrigue."
|An extraordinary tale of sex, passion and royal intrigue. This is the little-known story of Mary Boleyn who was mistress to King Henry VIII before he married her older sister, Anne. Inspired by Philippa Gregory's best selling novel, this film is about great families jockeying for position and using their daughters as pawns in a deadly game. Set during one of the most notorious periods in British regal history, it is a powerful narrative and at its heart is the relationship between two rivals - the Boleyn sisters.|
Editor's NoteBefore her sister Anne married King Henry VIII, the other Boleyn girl, Mary, was his mistress. Inspired by the best-selling novel by Philippa Gregory, this BBC production tells the scandalous story of Mary Boleyn's love affair against a backdrop of political intrigue. Used as a bargaining chip in family power plays, Mary was eventually cast aside when the notorious monarch turned his attention to her oldest sister. The same scenario is played out in this film starring Natascha McElhone (CALIFORNICATION) as Mary, and in the identically titled 2008 feature film starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson.
Cast & Crew
|David M. Thompson - Executive Producer|
|Graham Smith - Cinematographer|
|Jonathan Morris - Editor|
|Michas Kotz - Producer|
|Netty Chapman - Art Director|
|Peter Salem - Original Music By|
|Philippa Gregory - Based On Novel By|
|Philippa Lowthorpe - Screenplay|
|Philippa Lowthorpe - Director|
|Tom Bowyer - Production Designer|