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Bertie and Elizabeth - Region 2 DVD

Bertie and Elizabeth
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Directed by :
Giles Foster Giles Foster


Starring :
William Mickleburgh William Mickleburgh


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(Another) Royal Fairytale from the 20th

10 years, 9 months ago at Nov 15 12:47
The love story that began awkwardly. The younger brother with no higher expectations than to perhaps be left to pursue its hobbies.
And then the Abdication of Edward VIII and the Royals are in quite a panic. Hence the enthronement of George VI (Bertie) played very subtly by the much under-appreciated James Wilby - making his Elizabeth of the title (tour-de-force performance again this time ... read more
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Description: The duke of York, nicknamed Bertie, was born as royal 'spare heir', younger brother to the prince of Wales, and thus expected to spend a relatively private life with his Scottish wife Elisabeth Bowes-Lyon and their daughters, in the shadow of their reigning father, George V, and next that of his elder brother who succeeded to the British throne as Edward VIII. However Edward decides to put his love for a divorced American, Wallis Simpson, above dynastic duty, and ends up abdicating the throne, which now falls to Bertie, who reigns as George VI. Now he expects to be, as constitutional monarch, little more then a figure head, but ... (more)
Manufacturer: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
Release date: 10 June 2002
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 5037115027931
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