Anne of the Thousand Days Director Dies

Charles Jarrott, the British film director who was responsible for movies like “Anne of the Thousand Days”, starring Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton, and “Mary, Queen of Scots”, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson, died on Friday 4th March aged 83.

Jarrot won a Golden Globe for directing “Anne of the Thousand Days”, which also won an Academy Award for best costumes and was nominated for nine others.

Here is my favourite clip from “Anne of the Thousand Day”, although this scene never happened in real life. Enjoy!

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9 thoughts on “Anne of the Thousand Days Director Dies”
  1. This is very sad news. Anne of a thousand days is one of my favorite Anne movies. Everytime TCM plays it, I watch it. I bet they play this movie soon now with his passing. Maybe even Mary, Queen of Scots.
    Thanks for the info Claire.

  2. Hi!

    I think Richard Burton makes a very good Henry. Maybe a bit too kind, but he looks great.

    Genevieve makes a good Anne Boleyn but Natalie Dormer has really raised the standard for picturing Anne Boleyn. The scenery in the film is also nice . Altogether, it’s an enjoyable film.

    My favourite scenes are when Anne realizes that she loves the king, when the king appears at the trial and, the begining and the end, when the Henry’s having doubts wether his wife really has been unfaithful to him and then decides she hasn’t but still has to die.

  3. I hope they do play the movie and Mary Queen of Scots since I’ve never seen it. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this scene and I so wish it had actually happened. I agree that Natalie raised the bar for Anne Boleyn actresses…it would be hard to top her portrayal; I wouldn’t want to do it….or maybe I would but I don’t think I’d do a great job at it! haha…Natalie brought out what I think Anne was really like….I also think that Genevieve protrayed her well too. I just get goosebumps every time I see that scene. Sorry to hear of his passing. He seemed to have lived a wonderfully long life!! 🙂 And maybe he gets to meet the real Anne Boleyn! 🙂

  4. I know this scene is pure fiction, but oh, how I wish it had really happened. Anne was basically railroaded, and it would have been great for her to give Henry one last parting shot. It’s awesome and heartbreaking all at the same time, since if Anne really had done a thing like that, Elizabeth would have been the one to suffer.

    Rest in peace, Mr. Jarrott. “Anne of the Thousand Days” is a beautiful movie and one of my favorites.

  5. Hello. there is a boxed set of both movies. Jarrett was gracious; he said a man for all seasons had a better script than anne of 1000 days. both dealing with henry viiii. finally, jarret said that at the end of anne/1000 days, the little girl playing elizabeth I, could not be prevailed upon to redo her walking down the path scene. it was one take. He came across as a charming man.

  6. Hey it’s my scene!! I wanted, wanted, WANTED this to have somehow happened! Is it okay for me to have my little dream that it did happen and somehow has been lost to history? 🙂

  7. I own both movies and I LOVE them both. I must have watched Anne of the Thousand Days over 50 times over the past few years, never enough!

    A Man for All Seasons was great too. It gives Sir Thomas More a wonderful reputation and I remember thinking what a great man, great father, faithful to his religion and beliefs…then when I heard the horrible things that happened because of his beliefs, I was dissappointed. I believe we talked about this before on this site. Mixed emotions about this man.

  8. This flim was perhapes one of the greatest flims ever made,I first saw this when I was 15 years old,I then wanted to buy this flim when video first came out.I could not get it in the states and orderd it from the UK for $ 100.00 I still have the video and it’s still in great shape.Also Mary Queen of Scot’s another great movie ever made ,one more fav was The Lady Jane Grey Queen For 9 Day’s.The cast of Anne Of The Thousand Day won many awards ,Burton and Ms.Bijould a perfect match for this flim,one of the more factual,that as ever been.My children grew up on these movie’s we watch them every Christmas and of croase Dickens to.I also want to say I hpoe Anne gave Henry a good peice of her mind at one time before her death. THX Baroness

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