|After the rapturous critical response to his portrayal of King Henry in The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Australian Keith Michell was re-cast in a movie version of the same tale - Henry VIII and his Six Wives (1972.) This time, however, the actresses cast to play his queens were different, as was their treatment in the script. Whilst the characterisations of Katherine of Aragon and Jane Seymour were almost identical to how they had been in the original television story, the depiction of Anne Boleyn was both less sympathetic and more enigmatic and the story of Henry's marriage to Catherine Howard was infinitely more kind to Catherine than the television show had been, the storylines for Anne of Cleves and Katharine Parr were drastically reduced. This time, Anne of Cleves - portrayed as a monstrously ugly "Flanders Mare" by Jenny Bos - was essentially nothing more than a silent, grotesque cameo. A fun fan video of this movie, showing all the wives initially in order, can be watched here.|
I must say I thoroughly enjoyed Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves, she really did make her very sympathetic.ReplyDelete
BTW, I like the way you've done the captions on the photos. Alas, when I tried to use captions similarly in a post earlier today, all sorts of strange technical problems started to occur, pictures jumping around, disappearing, and so forth! Have you had any issues like that?