Queen Catherine is old and can never give Henry a male heir. The king becomes captivated with the sensual and spirited noble woman Anne Boleyn the outcome wi…

25 Responses to “The Six Wives Of Henry VIII Anne Boleyn part 1”

  • nightofcrimson13:

    Agreed. I saw this series when it was first aired on television, and I was captivated by Miss Tutin’s outstanding performance as Anne. And Genevieve Bujold was also brilliant. In the theatrical remake of this series released in 1972, I thought Charlotte Rampling was excellent in her portrayal of Anne.

  • nightofcrimson13:

    That’s a stupid thing to say, and it’s not true. And in any case, while Anne was not conventionally beautiful for the standards of her day – i.e., blonde and fair-skinned, Anne was attractive and very sexy.

  • Elizabeth SooYong Hwang:

    She’s not that prettier in here

  • 2THBR1NK:

    atestism yea so do what ever you want reliegest’s people i chosease to rebmer everthing. she’s a girl so cut’s wife’s head off good call.

  • inwalters:

    Did you know that a scene in this film happened today- May 2? Check it out at todayshappeningmovie.blogspot.com/

  • jankovictennis:

    In my opinion, Dorothy Tutin gave an excellent portrayal of Anne that is really forgotten about and ignored by most lovers of Tudor history. I would actually say she is the most convincing Anne Boleyn, second only perhaps to Genevieve Bujold.

  • pkendall19:

    anybody else notice the book cover suring the beggining of the movie says FAP?

  • sshardcastle:

    In England before the 1600s there was no law about registering births, only very important people like royalty had their dates of birth recorded not registered.

  • MSE. Dzirasa:

    (Lady Rochford)> “…She bade him come to her chamber; she played him ever so well for a the strum of his lute…” (Cromwell)> “How well…?” (Lady Rochford)> .”gold” … Sir Francis Western and Norris…they played with words but there was meaning behind them…” (Cromwell)> “would you say they plotted for King Henry’s death?” (Lady Rochford)> “I could not say they didn’t.”

  • MSE. Dzirasa:

    “Henry Norris dances like a horse…”

  • MSE. Dzirasa:

    “I married a jelly….” Lady Rochford is indeed a pierce of work.

  • MSE. Dzirasa:

    Very sad that Henry pined/moved heaven and earth for a male child while all along his most glorious successor would be a female child.

  • jankovictennis:

    i think 1500-1501 is a likely birth. thus if Anne was 34 or 35 at her execution this may have been how she looked.

  • FilAmFan:

    Exhibit A: You remind me of the problem of finding ‘the right woman’ vs. ‘the Always Right Woman’.

  • erikatheicyone:

    That is one of the most asinine things I have read in a long time.

  • reginaDeviant:

    Thanks. Yes, pity that we can’t see into the future- if they’d known their daughter was to be queen, they might have bothered to record her birthdate:) Lot of things about Anne that are still enigmatic.

  • witherblondiekins:

    She might have been about 29. The contemporary sources suggest she born around 1507.

  • witherblondiekins:

    You wouldn’t happen to have The Shadow of the Tower, would you. I really, really, want to see it, but I can’t afford buying it atm.

  • reginaDeviant:

    Well, I checked her bio, and she was 40 when she played Anne Boleyn. Anne was about 35 when she was executed, so their ages are close.

  • reginaDeviant:

    Well, perhaps it’s because I’m old that Dorothy Tutin looks young? lol I will check her age- you now have me curious.

  • Jakegothicsnake:

    Trust me, in my perspective, it’s not the clothes that make Dorothy Tutin look old. I mean when I see the actresses who played Mary I and Jane Seymour, the actress playing Mary Tudor almost looks like a little girl standing next to the more mature looking actress playing Jane Seymour.

  • reginaDeviant:

    I think that the strong studio lights and heavy make-up have an ageing effect- also, the fashions of the time didn’t enhance youthful looks. Even back in the 1950s, teenagers looked a lot older than their years due to the adult clothes they were forced to wear. It wasn’t until Mary Quant hit the scene in the mid 60s that anyone made clothing specifically for age groups.

  • Jakegothicsnake:

    I know, but the actress playing looks like a woman older than 50 with young hair when she smiles in certain ways, especially at 06:34. When her face is more relaxed, she looks more age appropriate for Anne.

  • reginaDeviant:

    Anne wasn’t a teenager like Catherine of Howard- she was actually considered quite old to be marrying for the first time. Her date of birth is not known, but she was  probably in her early 30s when Henry popped the question.

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