Movies of BRITISH ROYALTY

Fascination with the British monarchy has resulted in a selection of great period cinema. For those of us who like to imagine what it would be like to live at court, the following films may give us a glimpse:


1400's The Princes in the Tower (2005)
starring Mark Umbers as the pretender to the throne

1500's, King Henry VIII began his reign...

King Henry VIII (2003)
starring Ray Winstone

Six Wives of Henry VIII (1973)
starring Keith Mitchell

Lady Jane (1986)
starring Helena Bonham Carter & Cary Elwes

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)
starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson & Eric Bana

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
starring Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold

Elizabeth (1998)
starring Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

and the sequel
Elizabeth : The Golden Age (2007)

Shakespeare in Love (1998)
starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes
and Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I

To see what royal life was like in the 1700's:

Aristocrats (1999)
Follow the real life stories of Caroline, Emily,
Louisa and Sarah Lennox,

great grand-daughters of King Charles II of England

The Madness of King George (1994)
starring Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren & Rupert Everett


And then came the Victorian age, the 1800's:

Victoria and Albert (2001)
starring Victoria Hamilton

starring Emily Blunt

Mrs. Brown
The queen's later years starring Judi Dench and Billy Connolly


For life with the Royal Family in the 1900's

The Lost Prince (2003)
The story of John, the hidden great-grandson of Queen Victoria,
son of King George V & Queen Mary

Bertie and Elizabeth (2002)
King George V's 2nd son George who reluctantly took over the throne but rose to the challenge with the support of his wife Elizabeth

King's Speech (2010)
Colin Firth as King George VI with Geoffrey Rush as his tutor and Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, (wife to George)

Wallis and Edward (2005)
King George V's firstborn son Edward who abdicated
the throne for the woman who loved

The Woman He Loved (1988)
Jane Seymour and Anthony Andrews
portray Wallis Simpson and King Edward

The Queen (2006)
A look at the reigning Queen Elizabeth II during the aftermath of Princess Diana's death.


For more information on the British Royals
including the FAMILY TREES
visit
Official Website of the British Monarchy


more films listed on Tudorhistory.org
>>TUDORS IN THE MOVIES AND ON TELEVISON



2 comments:

  1. Don't forget Charles II in the 1660s
    ('The Last King', 'Stage Beauty' and 'The Libertine'...but I don't really count the last one because John Malkovich was just wrong for the role)

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  2. You're right Jenn but I didn't forget those films necessarily - I just didn't want to include them in my list of favourites. I remember enjoying the costumes and actors of Last King for example but I was put off by the lifestyle led by the royals and their courtiers. It didn't leave me feeling enchanted or serene!

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