Anne of the Thousand Days Poster

Release Date: 1969

PG|2 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
This film adaption of a Broadway play is based on the historical events surrounding the founding of the Church of England. Catherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), empowered wife of King Henry VIII (Richard Burton), has yet to give birth to an heir. King Henry's wandering eyes fall on the devout and nubile Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), who refuses his sexual advances. Henry eventually convinces Anne to marry him, but to move forward, the king must face a church that believes divorce is a sin.

Cast: Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas, Anthony Quayle, John Colicos, Michael Hordern, Katharine Blake, Peter Jeffrey

Director: Charles Jarrott

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: England, Forbidden love, London, Fall, Dark

Awards

Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Nominated Art Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1970)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Actress
Nominated Actor
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Music (Original Score - for a Motion Picture [not a Musical])
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture