Henry VIII and His Six Wives

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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The BBC series The Six Wives of Henry VIII was a typically well-costumed and researched affair, if rather predictable in its desire to show that underneath the infamous king's bluff and headstrong exterior there lay a lonely and reasonable man. This big-screen spin-off retains that predictability, while losing a lot of historical detail in its compression of the nine-hour original. Most annoying, however, is Michell's mannered and determinedly larger-than-life performance.

Release details

Duration: 125 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Waris Hussein
Screenwriter: Ian Thorne
Cast: Keith Michell
Frances Cuka
Charlotte Rampling
Jane Asher
Jenny Bos
Lynne Frederick
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Donald Pleasence
Michael Gough
Brian Blessed
Bernard Hepton
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