King Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of King Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?
Director: Charlton Heston.
Stars: Charlton Heston, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Roy Kinnear, Benjamin Whitrow, Adrienne Thomas, Martin Chamberlain, John Hudson, Jonathan Hackett, Nicholas Amer, Milton Cadman, Valerie Minifie, Geoff Owen, Brian Badcoe.
1989 Golden Globes – Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television (Vanessa Redgrave).
have not seen this one yet. Thanks Jon for uploading this film
I found the idea of this remake in the face of Fred Zinnemann’s 1966 original to be cringeworthy, to say the least. I mean ANYONE overshadowing Paul Scofield? Are you kidding? Well, I was pleasantly proved wrong as this is quite good indeed. This is actually one of Charlton Heston’s better “serious performances”; no, he doesn’t outdo Scofield but he doesn’t try to. And the ‘responsible-to-the-source-material’ production as a whole holds tight. Definitely a watch recommend if the subject is appealing. Thanks, Jon, I missed this on it’s TNT televised first outing, and I’m glad I got to see it.
It was true to the play, not bad by any means