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Series of television plays written by six different authors. Each play is a lavish dramatization of the trials and tribulations surrounding Henry and his wives. Keith Michell ties the episodes together with his dignified and magnetic performance as the mighty monarch.

  1. Maurice Cowan


Series Cast

  1. Keith Michell as Henry VIII of England

    Keith Michell

    Henry VIII of England

    6 Episodes

  2. Anthony Quayle as Narrator

    Anthony Quayle


    6 Episodes

  3. Patrick Troughton as Duke of Norfolk

    Patrick Troughton

    Duke of Norfolk

    5 Episodes

  4. Bernard Hepton as Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

    Bernard Hepton

    Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

    4 Episodes

  5. Basil Dignam as Bishop Gardiner

    Basil Dignam

    Bishop Gardiner

    3 Episodes

  6. Sheila Burrell as Lady Rochford

    Sheila Burrell

    Lady Rochford

    3 Episodes

  7. Wolfe Morris

    Thomas Cromwell

    3 Episodes

  8. Angela Pleasence as Catherine Howard

    Angela Pleasence

    Catherine Howard

    2 Episodes

  9. Dorothy Tutin as Anne Boleyn

    Dorothy Tutin

    Anne Boleyn

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1970 • 6 Episodes

Season 1 of The Six Wives of Henry VIII premiered on January 1, 1970.

Catherine Parr

(1x6, February 5, 1970) Season Finale

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
The Six Wives of Henry VIII


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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