Lady Jane

Lady Jane

Helena Bonham Carter
Director: Trevor Nunn Cast: Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
, Cary Elwes
Cary Elwes
, John Wood
John Wood
Trevor Nunn

DVD (Subtitled)

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Lady Jane Grey, the 16-year-old girl who for nine days in the 16th century was Queen of England, is here portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter. Lady Jane Grey's sickly cousin, who becomes Edward VI upon the death of Henry VIII, is on the threshold of death himself. The Protestant powers-that-be, fearing that England will fall under Catholic rule, contrive to marry off Edward VI's most likely successor Lady Jane to the wastrelly Guilford Dudley (Cary Elwes), the future Duke of Suffolk. The dying Edward is coerced into naming Jane as his successor. Jane is forced to assume the throne, attempting to impose reforms on the corrupt Protestant government during her brief reign. A coup led by Jane's cousin Princess Mary (Jane Lapotaire) results in the ouster, and eventual execution, of Queen Jane and her consort. The story is told through anti-establishment themes; teen-agers Lady Jane and Guilford Dudley are seen as the only hope for a brighter future, making their deaths all the more tragic. An earlier version of the same story, Tudor Rose, was filmed in 1936.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/05/2019
UPC: 0032429277565
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Sales rank: 13,351

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helena Bonham Carter Lady Jane Grey
Cary Elwes Guilford Dudley
John Wood John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland
Michael Hordern Dr. Feckenham
Jill Bennett Mrs. Ellen
Jane Lapotaire Princess Mary
Sara Kestelman Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk
Patrick Stewart Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk
Warren Saire Edward VI
Joss Ackland Sir John Bridges
Ian Hogg Sir John Gates
Lee Montague Renard, the Spanish Ambassador
Richard Vernon The Marquess of Winchester
David Waller Archbishop Cranmer
Richard Johnson The Earl of Arundel
Pip Torrens Thomas
Guy Henry Robert Dudley
Andrew Bicknell John Dudley
Jeanette Fox Wedding Dancer
Robin Martin Oliver Singer
Matthew Guinness Dr. Owen
Clyde Pollitt Peasant Leader
Zelah Clarke Lady Anne Wharton
Laura Clipsham Katherine Grey
Janet Henfrey Housekeeper
Brian Poyser Under Treasurer
Philip Voss Herald
Robert Putt Steward
Stewart Harwood Tavern Keeper
Carole Hayman Brothel Keeper
Richard Moore Soldier
Michael Goldie Porter
Denyse Alexander Dressmaker
Gabor Vernon Jeweler
Nicky Croydon Singing Maid
John Abbott Manservant
Alison Woodgate Wedding Dancer
Philippa Luce Wedding Dancer
Eliza Kern Wedding Dancer
Krzysia Bialeska Wedding Dancer
Cryss Jean Healey Wedding Dancer
Adele Anderson Lady Warwick
Anna Gilbert Lady Robert Dudley
William Morgan Sheppard Executioner

Technical Credits
Trevor Nunn Director
Sue Blane Costumes/Costume Designer
Allan Cameron Production Designer
Fred Carter Art Director
Chris Bryant Original Story,Screenwriter
Anne V. Coates Editor
Harry Cordwell Set Decoration/Design
David Edgar Screenwriter
Sheila Falconer Choreography
Peter Frampton Makeup
Martyn Hebert Art Director
Stephen Oliver Score Composer
David Perry Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Peter Snell Producer
Geraldine Stephenson Choreography

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