"I know my husband! He is a hunter... When he has sported, he will kill. 'Tis his nature. And I am the prey." - From the television series The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970)
|British actress Laura Cowie, seen here as Anne Boleyn, played the role in the silent movie Henry VIII (1911.) She later married her on-screen co-star, Arthur Bourchier.
|Considered one of the greatest German actresses of her generation, Henny Porten - shown in a studio still - played the doomed Queen in the 2-hour long silent movie epic Anna Boleyn (1920), directed by Ernest Lubitsch.
|The beautiful American model, Elaine Stewart, made a brief appearance as Queen Anne in the lavish movie based on the early life of her daughter, Young Bess (1953.)
|American actress, Beatrice Straight, played Anne in the American television drama, The Crisis of Anne Boleyn (1954), which was set on May 16th, 1536, the day after the Queen's trial. The episode was part of the successful Omnibus television series.
|The lovely Czechoslovakian actress, Jeanette Sterke, played Queen Anne in the drama The White Falcon (1956), part of the BBC's successful Sunday Night Theatre series.
|Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave is seen her making her brief, non-speaking cameo as Anne Boleyn in the screen adaptation of the Robert Bolt play, A Man For All Seasons (1966), based on the downfall of Catholic politician, Sir Thomas More.
|"The only love I can ever give you is that of a loyal subject for her King." The performance of French-Canadian actress, Genevieve Bujold, in the Oscar-winning Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), is considered by many people to have been the definitive on-screen portrayal of Anne. Bujold was nominated for an Academy Award, but she lost to Maggie Smith in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The trailer for Anne of the Thousand Days can be watched here.
|A promotional poster for the movie God's Outlaw (1986), based on the life of Protestant intellectual, William Tyndale. Oona Kirsch is shown as a pious Anne Boleyn in the bottom of the poster, with Keith Barron as Henry VIII.
|Julia Marsen played Anne Boleyn in the documentary series, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (2001), narrated by Cambridge historian, Dr. David Starkey, author of Elizabeth: Apprenticeship, Six Wives and The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities & Politics.
|Jodhi May, on the right, is shown playing Anne Boleyn in the BBC dramatisation of Philippa Gregory's novel, The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), with Natascha McElhone as her sister, Lady Mary Carey.
|"Glory? What glory?" Israeli actress, Natalie Portman, is shown here as Anne in the Hollywood adaptation of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl. The trailer can be watched here and this blog's review, read here.
|Natalie Dormer gave a triumphant and sympathetic portrayal of Anne across two seasons and twenty episodes of the Showtime series, The Tudors in 2007 and 2008. She reprised the role in the 2010 finale as the ghost of Anne Boleyn, returning to the deathbed of her husband. In a dream sequence of Anne's childhood, the 6 year-old Anne was played by Irish actress, Muireann O'Donoghue. The Tudors' interpretation of the Queen's execution can be seen here, with Jonathan Rhys Meyer as the King, George Irving as Sir William Kingston, James Frain as Thomas Cromwell, Henry Cavill as the Duke of Suffolk