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Format: DVD
Sku: 202244611
UPC: 794051245427
UPC 14: 00794051245427
Category Keywords: British  England  Medieval  Period Piece
Rating: NR
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"BBC Video, Starring Keith Mitchell."
This ambitious nine-hour BBC television mini-series debuted in 1970 to rave reviews, and was eventually broadcast in 70 countries. Tracing the life and loves of the terrible and grandiose monarch, the series follows Henry from his days as an athletic 18-year-old, through his lusty, hotheaded prime, to his final days, bloated and infirm, at 56.

Each of the six episodes revolves around one of Henry''s many wives: the kind and loving Catherine of Aragon; Anne Boleyn, the dark-haired, tempestuous girl who led Henry to reject Catholicism and create the Anglican Church -- and whom he had put to death; Jane Seymour, who died in childbirth; the unattractive Anne of Cleves; the unfaithful Katherine Howard, also sentenced to death; and Katherine Parr, more of a nurse than a wife, who assisted the old king in his final years.

Kevin Michell, an unknown Australian actor discovered by Sir Laurence Olivier, played the role of Henry VIII to much acclaim, and Annette Crosbie won kudos for her role as Catherine of Aragon. Filled with drama, fine-acting, lavish costumes and sets, and praised for its historical accuracy, this motion picture is a triumph of television.

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This ambitious nine-hour BBC television mini-series THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII debuted in 1970 to rave reviews, and was eventually broadcast in 70 countries. Tracing the life and loves of the terrible and grandiose monarch, the series follows Henry from his days as an athletic 18-year-old, through his lusty, hotheaded prime, to his final days, bloated and infirm, at 56. Each of the six episodes revolves around one of Henry's many wives: the kind and loving Catherine of Aragon; Anne Boleyn, the dark-haired, tempestuous girl who led Henry to reject Catholicism and create the Anglican Church--and whom he had put to death; Jane Seymour, who died in childbirth; the unattractive Anne of Cleves; the unfaithful Katherine Howard, also sentenced to death; and Katherine Parr, more of a nurse than a wife, who assisted the old king in his final years.

Kevin Michell, an unknown Australian actor discovered by Sir Laurence Olivier, played the role of Henry VIII to much acclaim, and Annette Crosbie won kudos for her role as Catherine of Aragon. Filled with drama, fine-acting, lavish costumes and sets, and praised for its historical accuracy, THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII is a triumph of television.

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Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/16/2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2454
Video UPC UPC: 00794051245427
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Anne Stallybrass
Video Cast Info Annette Crosbie
Video Cast Info Dorothy Tutin
Video Cast Info Keith Michell
Video Cast Info Beverley Cross, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info John Glenister - Director
Video Cast Info Mark Shivas - Producer
Video Cast Info Naomi Capon - Director
Video Cast Info Ronald Travers - Producer
Video Cast Info Tony Tew - Editor

Awards


Emmy (1972)
Video Award Name Keith Michell, Winner, Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
   Video Award Name Keith Michell, Nominee, Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
   Video Award Name Ronald Travers, Mark Shivas, Nominee, Outstanding Series - Drama

British Academy Awards (1971)
Video Award Name Annette Crosbie, Winner, Best Actress
Video Award Name Keith Michell, Winner, Best Actor
Video Award Name Peter Seddon, Winner, Best Design

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Michell,Keith
Product attributeLabel:   BBC Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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