Lady Jane

Dir: Trevor Nunn
Star: Helena Bonham-Carter, Cary Elwes, John Wood, Michael Hordern

[3] 'The Middle Ages - sanitized for your protection' should be the motto of this historical drama, where grubby peasants are only glimpsed in long shot and disease is no more than a plot device. Apart from that, and a hideous tendency to sink into sickly Mills & Boon romance far too often, this is actually a pretty nifty movie. The cast are without exception excellent, including Hordern & Jane The Dark Angel Lapotaire, while Bonham-Carter acts her socks off as usual (though unfortunately not the rest of her clothes) and there are some moments of completely absorbing drama.


The reigning Jane stays
mainly on the plain
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