The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl

Director: Philippa Lowthorpe Cast: Natascha McElhone, Jodhi May, Jared Harris

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U.K. documentary filmmaker Philippa Lowthorpe brings an experimental approach to the costume drama The Other Boleyn Girl, produced for television by BBC Films. Shot with a handheld digital camera, the film is a largely improvised project based on the best-selling novel by Philippa Gregory. In 16th century England, the recently married Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone) is encouraged to have an affair with the notorious King Henry VIII (Jared Harris) in order to improve the power of her family. When she gets pregnant, the king turns his attention to her sister Anne Boleyn (Jodhi May). Learning to play by the degrading rules of the king's court, Anne conspires with her brother George (Steven Mackintosh) to produce a male heir. The Other Boleyn Girl first aired on BBC Two March 28, 2003.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2008
UPC: 0883929008216
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Bbc Warner
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 7,712

Special Features

Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Natascha McElhone Mary Boleyn
Jodhi May Anne Boleyn
Jared Harris King Henry VIII
Steven Mackintosh George Boleyn
Philip Glenister William Stafford
Jack Shepherd Thomas Boleyn
John Woodvine Uncle Howard
Ron Cook Thomas Cromwell
Anthony Howell William Carey
Jane Gurnett Elizabeth Boleyn
Yolanda Vasquez Katherine of Aragon
Oliver Chris Henry Percy

Technical Credits
Philippa Lowthorpe Director,Screenwriter
Margie Bailey Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Bowyer Production Designer
Ruth Caleb Producer
Netty Chapman Art Director
Gary Chester Sound Mixer
Simon Fraser Sound/Sound Designer
Carrie Hilton Casting
Alex Holmes Executive Producer
Michas Koc Associate Producer
Jonathan Morris Editor
Peter Salem Score Composer
Graham Smith Cinematographer
David M. Thompson Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Other Boleyn Girl
1. Court Introductions [5:19]
2. Mary's Success [9:32]
3. Falling in Love [7:21]
4. Anne's Game [10:10]
5. Mary's Dismissal [8:00]
6. Power Play [10:28]
7. Mary's Love [6:31]
8. The Queen's Displeasure [7:17]
9. Jane Seymour [4:59]
10. Family Treason [9:58]
11. Sister's Farewell [9:04]
12. Closing Credits [1:12]

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The Other Boleyn Girl 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this movie surprisingly on a DVD with another that I bought. Of course the story is ridiculous in a highly fictional retelling of Anne Boleyn's story, but with emphasis on her relatively unknown sister. The low rating is for this and the jumpy and cheesy filming. At one point, Ann is running through the woods and the camera jumps and bobs along with her. Have you ever seen the Blair Witch Project? Then you can understand. If you easily get motion sickness this one will do it for you. Then there's the constant heavy breathing of Jodhi May who plays Anne. She's always hyperventilating and the sound comes out loud and clear.. I've seen many movies with Jodhi May and know she is better than this. If you know absolutely nothing about Anne Boleyn or her siblings, you might be able to buy into this fiction. It is done on the cheap and it shows, but not in a good way.
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