The enigma of Henry VIII, tyrant, womaniser and the man who changed England forever, continues to fascinate Britain centuries after his death. Ray Winstone brings history's most beguiling monarch to life in this story of Henry VIII revealing the destruction Henry often left in his wake during his extraordinary 38 year reign. From the moment Henry Tudor casts aside his faithful wife Katherine of Aragon for the bewitching and determined Anne Boleyn (Helena Bonham Carter), he sets himself on course for a series of disastrous marriages. Violent conflict, both within the population and the church, left England reeling while its complex and charismatic King turned from handsome playboy to a bitter invalid desperate for a son and heir to the throne.
I never write reviews (this is my first!) as I usually appreciate and enjoy almost every film I watch...but my goodness this is dire. A great cast, but the dialogue and acting seem second rate and clunky. I'm certainly not going to watch any more of this...I could only take the first hour or so!