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Monarch

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Synopsis

King Henry VIII reigned for 38 years. Young and handsome, his Court was the most colourful and extravagant in Europe. Yet this glamorous exterior partly disguised his unpredictable and savagely ruthless nature. His obsession to father a legitimate male heir led him through six marriages, to make himself Supreme Head of the English Church and to cut down those who stood in his way.
'Monarch' is part fact, part fiction, and unfolds around one night when the injured ruler arrives at a manor house closed for the season. Henry is without the power and control of his palace and is vulnerable from those around him, and from his own sanity.
Henry left England financially and morally bankrupt; his collection of enemies his only constant. Even today there is a question mark surrounding his burial and possible exhumation.
TP McKenna plays Henry; after starring alongside Richard Burton's Henry VIII in the epic 'Anne of a Thousand Days', 'Charge of the Light Brigade', 'Straw Dogs'; and with Jean Marsh ('Upstairs Downstairs', 'Willow' and 'Fatherland') playing an amalgamation of his ex-wives. 'Monarch' unfolds on one night in the year of Henry's death, 1547.
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Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
35mm
Director
John Walsh 1st Feature
Producer
John Walsh
Executive Producer
David Walsh
Editor
John Walsh
Screenwriter
John Walsh
Director of Photography
Ray Andrew
Production Designer
Suzanne Barnes
Sound
Chris Pickhaver
Music
Matthew Poulton
Principal Cast
T.P. McKenna, Jean Marsh, James Coombes, Peter Sowerbutts, Peter Miles, Mark Montgomerie
Film Image
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