BBC production of Henry VIII.
Part of the BBC Shakespeare Collection.

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.

Directed by Kevin Billington
John Stride as Henry VIII
Claire Bloom as Katharine
Ronald Pickup as Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Barbara Kellerman as Anne Bullen
Timothy West as Cardinal Wolsey
Julian Glover as the Duke of Buckingham
John Rowe as Cromwell
Lewis Fiander as the Duke of Suffolk
Alan Leith as Sergeant-at-Arms
Tony Church as Prologue
John Bailey as Griffith
David Troughton as Surveyor
John Nettleton as Lord Chamberlain
Charles Lloyd Pack as Lord Sandys
Nigel Lambert as Sir Thomas Lovell
Adam Bareham as Sir Henry Guildford
Jeremy Kemp as the Duke of Norfolk

Certificate PG
Running Time 165 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date N/A

Number of Discs 1

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