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Filmed in France.
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Although playing a nine-year-old, Mark Lester was actually eighteen at the time of filming.
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Mark Lester's last acting role. He gave up acting due to this movie's poor reception, although he did revive his acting career once when was cast as King Harold II in 1066.
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Sir Rex Harrison deliberately avoided his The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) co-star Charlton Heston during filming.
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A drunken Oliver Reed brought a prostitute as a gift for Mark Lester to celebrate his birthday on July 11, 1976.
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This movie's failure was largely blamed on the casting of Mark Lester, who, at eighteen, was nine years older than King Edward VI was at the time of his accession to the throne. Lester's performance in the dual title roles was heavily criticized. However, there were also complaints that the movie was "too Americanized".
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Attempts by Ernest Borgnine to affect a lower class English accent were unsuccessful, so in most scenes, he just played his part with his natural American accented voice, although there are scenes where a bit of an English accent can still be heard.
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I will set down a tale ... it may be history it may be only a legend, a tradition. It may have happened, it may not have happened. But it could have happened ... .... Mark Twain (introduction to this movie).
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This was Sir Rex Harrison's first movie since Staircase (1969).
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Charlton Heston, born 1923, was aged approximately fifty-three to fifty-four at the time of production, almost the exact age of King Henry VIII in the last year of his life, fifty-four to fifty-five (died January 1547, aged fifty-five years, and six months).
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The last non-special-event movie to play Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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This movie takes place from January 26 to February 20, 1547.
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Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Knight of the Garter, and Earl Marshal of England (1473 - 1554), portrayed by Sir Rex Harrison, was a real-life Tudor period politician. He was also the uncle of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, two of the six wives of King Henry VIII. Norfolk had a major role in the drama and arrangements behind both marriages. Norfolk fell out of favor with King Henry VIII in 1546, when he was stripped of his titles and imprisoned in the Tower of London. However, soon after his imprisonment, Henry VIII died, and Norfolk was able to cheat trial and execution, being finally released on the accession of Edward VI's oldest sister, Queen Mary I. He was of assistance to Catholic Mary succeeding to the throne, thereby setting the stage for alienation between his Catholic family and the successive Protestant monarchs beginning with his great niece, Queen Elizabeth I. In 1546-1547, Norfolk would have been aged about seventy-three, slightly older than Harrison (born 1908), who was sixty-eight at the time of production in 1976.
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Charlton Heston, Raquel Welch, Oliver Reed, and Sybil Danning also appeared together in two previous Alexander Salkind and Ilya Salkind productions, The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974). All three movies were also written by George MacDonald Fraser, and produced by Pierre Spengler.
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Leif Garrett was intended for the dual roles of Edward and Tom before Mark Lester was cast.
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Oliver Reed and Mark Lester appeared in Oliver! (1968).
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The cast includes four Oscar winners: Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott, Charlton Heston, and Sir Rex Harrison.
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Ronald Lacey was cast in this movie, but was replaced.
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Oliver Reed, Murray Melvin, and Dudley Sutton appeared in Ken Russell's The Devils (1971).
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