Henry VIII and His Six Wives

Henry VIII and His Six Wives is a British film directed by Waris Hussein , released in 1972 . This is the film adaptation of the television series to the successful BBC The Six Wives of Henry VIII ( The Six Wives of Henry VIII ). Like the series, the film evokes the life of King Henry VIII of Englandand his six wives. Keith Michell takes on the big screen the role of the king. He and Bernard Hepton are the only two actors in the cast of the series and the film, while the actresses embodying the wife of Henry VIII are different.


London in January 1547 , King Henry VIII is dying and returns to his eventful life.

Technical sheet

  • Original title: Henry VIII and His Six Wives
  • Director: Waris Hussein
  • Scenario: Ian Thorne
  • Production: Roy Baird
  • Editing: John Bloom
  • Photography: Peter Suschitzky
  • Music: David Munrow
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Format: Color
  • Genre: Drama , Historical Movie
  • Duration: 125 minutes
  • Release dates:
    •  UK 
    •  United States 


  • Keith Michell : Henry VIII of England
  • Charlotte Rampling : Anne Boleyn
  • Donald Pleasance : Thomas Cromwell
  • Frances Cuka : Catherine of Aragon
  • Jane Asher : Jeanne Seymour
  • Jenny Bos : Anne of Cleves
  • Lynne Frederick : Catherine Howard
  • Barbara Leigh-Hunt : Catherine Parr
  • Michael Gough : Norfolk
  • Bernard Hepton : Thomas Cranmer
  • Brian Blessed : Charles Brandon , Duke of Suffolk
  • Michael Goodliffe : Thomas More
  • Peter Madden : Fisher

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