The Last Days of Anne Boleyn (2013)

 

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach)

Anne Boleyn (Tara Breathnach) – © Oxford Film & Television

Production Company: Oxford Film & Television

Kent Locations: Penshurst Place

As part of the Tudor Season, BBC Two have a special hour long special “The Last Days of Anne Boleyn” which looks at one of the most famous and controversial women in British history who became the first British Queen to be executed in 1536. This documentary-drama re-enacts Anne Boleyn’s final days and also sees writers and historians give their own unique interpretations on her downfall.

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII and faced charges such as treason, adultery and incest and although it is well documented how she died, it is not clear if the charges were true and who authorised her execution.

Dr. David Starkey - © Oxford Film & Television

Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

With famous names such as Hilary Mantel, David Starkey and Philippa Gregory putting forth suggestions about the circumstances around her death, this documentary-drama will bring new perspectives to her tragic story.

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn production team visited Penshurst Place to use the crypt, Baron’s Hall, courtyard and gardens to film reenactments of Anne Boleyn’s last days.

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley)

Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII (Daniel Flynn) and Thomas Cromwell (Brian Shelley) – Dr. David Starkey – © Oxford Film & Television

Penshurst Place is a beautifully preserved Medieval and Tudor fortified style manor house in West Kent which boasts a unique Baron’s Hall, several staterooms and is set in gorgeous parkland with Elizabethan formal gardens. Penshurst Place has been seen many times on the big and small screen with productions such as The Hollow Crown –  Henry V (2012), Merlin (2008) and The Other Boleyn Girl (2007) all having previously shot there.

Don’t miss The Last Days of Anne Boleyn which will be shown on Thursday 23rd May 2013 at 21:00 on BBC Two.

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015vhp1

For more information on Penshurst Place: http://www.penshurstplace.com/       

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