Henry VIII - Press Archive - Empire
26 March 2003
I'm Henry The Eighth I Am
Diamond geezer Ray Winstone is pairing up with the queen of corset drama
Helena Bonham Carter in a new television drama on the life of Henry VIII.
Granada TV have secured the services of a string of big screen thesps for
the new £6million drama. In addition to Ray and Helena, other royal roles
signed up for include Anne of Cleves (Kathy Burke) and Katherine Parr
(Anna Friel). The production also features Sean Bean, Emilia Fox and Charles
'It's a fantastic part for an actor to get his teeth into,' Winstone tells the
London Evening Standard today. Filming begins this month ahead of
schedule, to allow as much shooting to take place as possible before
Bonham-Carter's pregnancy begins to show.
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