Six Wives of Henry VIII

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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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 202244611
UPC 794051245427
UPC 14 00794051245427
Format DVD
Release Date 5/16/2006
Rating NR
Keywords
British
England
Medieval
Period Piece
Editors Note
Note 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.
Actors
Dorothy Tutin
Annette Crosbie
Keith Michell
Cast & Crew
Anne Stallybrass - Actor
Annette Crosbie - Actor
Beverley Cross, et. al. - Writer
Dorothy Tutin - Actor
John Glenister - Director
Keith Michell - Actor
Mark Shivas - Producer
Naomi Capon - Director
Ronald Travers - Producer
Tony Tew - Editor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2454
UPC 00794051245427
Number of Discs 4
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Emmy (1972) Keith Michell, Winner, Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role,Keith Michell, Nominee, Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series,Ronald Travers, Mark Shivas, Nominee, Outstanding Series - Drama
British Academy Awards (1971) Annette Crosbie, Winner, Best Actress,Keith Michell, Winner, Best Actor,Peter Seddon, Winner, Best Design
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Michell,Keith
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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