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Henry VIII

Henry VIII is a two-part British television movie produced principally by Granada Television for ITV. It chronicles the life of Henry VIII of England from the disintegration of his first marriage to an aging Spanish princess until his death following a stroke in 1547, by which time he had married for the sixth time. Additional production funding was provided by WGBH Boston, Powercorp and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt

Catherine Howard

Emilia Fox
Emilia Fox

Jane Seymour

Sean Bean
Sean Bean

Robert Aske

Mark Strong
Mark Strong

Duke of Norfolk

Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter

Anne Boleyn

Charles Dance
Charles Dance

Duke of Buckingham

All Cast

Name Character
Sean Bean He was 44, now 61 years old as Robert Aske
Derek Jacobi He was 64, now 82 years old as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Helena Bonham Carter She was 37, now 54 years old as Anne Boleyn
Mark Strong He was 40, now 57 years old as Duke of Norfolk
Charles Dance He was 57, now 74 years old as Duke of Buckingham
Emily Blunt She was 20, now 38 years old as Catherine Howard
Ray Winstone He was 46, now 64 years old as Henry VIII
Emilia Fox She was 29, now 46 years old as Jane Seymour
Joss Ackland He was 75, now 92 years old as Henry VII
Thomas Lockyer He was 304, 86 years old when he died as Edward Seymour
Michael Maloney He was 46, now 63 years old as Thomas Cranmer
David Suchet He was 57, now 74 years old as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
Lara Belmont She was 23, now 41 years old as Mary Tudor (Katherine's Daughter)
Scott Handy He was 35, now 52 years old as Lord Henry Percy
Assumpta Serna She was 46, now 63 years old as Katherine of Aragon
Clare Holman She was 39, now 57 years old as Catherine Parr
Danny Webb He was 45, 25 years old when he died as Thomas Cromwell
Sid Mitchell He was 22, now 40 years old as Young Henry VIII
Joseph Morgan He was 22, now 39 years old as Thomas Culpepper
Edward Tudor-Pole He was 47, now 65 years old as Friar Peto
William Houston He was 257, 42 years old when he died as Thomas Seymour
Benjamin Whitrow He was 66, 80 years old when he died as Thomas Boleyn
Marsha Fitzalan She was 50, now 67 years old as Duchess of Norfolk
Jeremy Child He was 59, now 76 years old as Courtier
Dominic Mafham He was 35, now 52 years old as George Boleyn
David Gwillim He was 54, now 72 years old as Physician
Simon Meacock as Red Haired Man


Name Department
Celestia Fox as Casting. Production
Rob Lane as Original Music Composer. Sound
Lucinda Wright as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Pete Travis as Director. He was 3 (now 21) years old Directing
Peter Morgan as Writer. He was 40 (now 57) years old Writing
Henry VIII poster
Henry VIII (17 years)

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  • Release day: Sunday, October 12, 2003
  • Runtime: 193 minutes