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First Look At Jodie Turner Smith As Anne Boleyn For Upcoming TV Series

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First Look At Jodie Turner Smith As Anne Boleyn For Upcoming TV Series

Behold, Anne Boleyn has officially arrived.

This is the very first look at Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner Smith as one of many - but perhaps the most famous - wife of King Henry VIII.

The new three-part psychological thriller titled Anne Boleyn is set to air on Channel 5 later this year after shooting wrapped in Yorkshire in December.

Jodie Turner Smith as Anne Boleyn (Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh)
Jodie Turner Smith as Anne Boleyn (Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh)
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Produced by Fable Pictures and Sony Pictures Television, the TV series was written by Eve Hedderwick Turner and was directed by Lynsey Miller.

It's told from Anne Boleyn's perspective and explores her struggle to stay alive in the final months of her life as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.

Anne Boleyn will depict the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities and her determination to be an equal among men.

Anne Boleyn was beheaded in the Tower of London (Credit: Wikimedia)
Anne Boleyn was beheaded in the Tower of London (Credit: Wikimedia)
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The ensemble cast includes Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London) as Anne's brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn. Mark Stanley (White House Farm) is Henry VIII, one of the most famous Kings in British history, and Lola Petticrew (Dating Amber) is Anne's love rival, Jane Seymour.

Barry Ward (White Lines, Des) is King Henry VIII's closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman (West End's Hamilton) is Jane Seymour's ambitious brother Edward, Amanda Burton (White House Fam, Silent Witness) is stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton, and Thalissa Teixeira (Two Weeks to Live, Trigonometry) is Anne's loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton.

Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was beheaded at the Tower of London on 19th May 1536 after being found guilty of charges including adultery, incest and conspiracy against the king.


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This is one of the first projects Jodie has filmed after welcoming her first child with husband and former Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson in April last year.

Channel 5 hasn't set an airdate yet but we'll update you as soon as we find out.

Featured Image Credit: Parisa Taghizadeh

Topics: TV and Film, Channel 5

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