12 certificateThe Other Boleyn Girl is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Other Boleyn Girl is a 3 star programme

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

Directed by
Justin Chadwick

A passionate story of love, rivalry and a family torn apart by ambition, based on Philippa Gregory's novel.

Against a sexually-charged backdrop of power-hungry nobles and striking lady temptresses, the Boleyn sisters - Mary (Scarlett Johansson, pictured, left) and Anne (Natalie Portman, pictured, right) - are groomed by their ambitious father to catch the wandering eye of Henry VIII (Eric Bana).

It works; Henry beds Mary and she bears him a son. But Anne, recently returned from the French court, wants the king for herself and sets about taking everything that Mary loves away. Soon enough, the king is enraptured by Anne, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister's rise through the Tudor court. But these are uncertain times and the king is no one's fool. When Anne eventually oversteps the mark, the king's punishment is swift and final.

The Tudors go Hollywood in Justin Chadwick's florid adaptation of Philippa Gregory's 2002 bestselling novel. The threesome of Portman, Johansson and Bana makes intoxicating viewing, while Mark Rylance (Sir Thomas Boleyn) and David Morrissey's (Thomas Howard) political machinations keep the plot on its toes.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2008

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK/USA

Filmed in Colour

When is The Other Boleyn Girl next on TV?

It's next showing on Channel 4 December 17th, 12:50am and on Channel 4 Plus 1 December 17th, 1:50am. See more...

Cast

Image for Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman...Anne Boleyn
Image for Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson...Mary Boleyn
Image for Eric BanaEric Bana...Henry Tudor
Image for Jim SturgessJim Sturgess...George Boleyn
Image for Mark RylanceMark Rylance...Sir Thomas Boleyn
Image for Kristin Scott ThomasKristin Scott Thomas...Lady Elizabeth Boleyn
Image for David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey...Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
Image for Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Cumberbatch...William Carey
Oliver Coleman...Henry Percy
Ana Torrent...Katherine of Aragon
Image for Eddie RedmayneEddie Redmayne...William Stafford
Tom Cox...Rider
Michael Smiley...Physician
Montserrat Roig de Puig...Lady in Waiting
Image for Juno TempleJuno Temple...Jane Parker
Image for Maisie SmithMaisie Smith...Young Elizabeth