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The First Part of King Henry VI (1983)

TV Movie | 188 min

Following his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France, young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the Duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are other claimants to the throne, Plantagenet of York ...See moreFollowing his father's early death and the loss of possessions in France, young Henry VI comes to the throne, under the protection of the Duke of Gloucester. He is unaware that there are other claimants to the throne, Plantagenet of York and Somerset of Lancaster, whose factions will ultimately cause the Wars of the Roses. Ignorant of the schisms, Henry tries to unite them in the Hundred Years' War, capturing Joan of Arc, before he marries Margaret of Anjou to unite England and France. However, there is no dowry, angering the court. Margaret finds the pious Henry a dull husband and embarks upon an affair with Somerset as well as crossing Gloucester's wife Eleanor. When Gloucester is arrested for alleged treason because of Eleanor, Henry is too feeble to prevent his death or the country slipping into civil war. See less
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Jan 2, 1983 (United Kingdom)

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John Benfield
Basset / French Sergeant Basset / French Sergeant   See fewer
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Peter Benson
King Henry VI King Henry VI   See fewer
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Brenda Blethyn
Joan La Pucelle Joan La Pucelle   See fewer
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Antony Brown
Duke of Burgundy (as Anthony Brown) Duke of Burgundy (as Anthony Brown)   See fewer
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David Burke
Duke of Gloucester Duke of Gloucester   See fewer
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Michael Byrne
Duke of Alencon Duke of Alencon   See fewer
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Paul Chapman
Earl of Suffolk Earl of Suffolk   See fewer
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Ron Cook
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Arthur Cox
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David Daker
Reignier, Duke of Anjou / Vernon Reignier, Duke of Anjou / Vernon   See fewer
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Brian Deacon
Earl of Somerset Earl of Somerset   See fewer
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Tenniel Evans
Duke of Bedford / Mortimer, Earl of March / French General Duke of Bedford / Mortimer, Earl of March / French General   See fewer
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Earl of Salisbury / Sir William Lucy Earl of Salisbury / Sir William Lucy   See fewer
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Julia Foster
Margaret, Daughter of Reignier Margaret, Daughter of Reignier   See fewer
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Derek Fuke
Talbot's Captain / Gloucester's Servant Talbot's Captain / Gloucester's Servant   See fewer
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Alex Guard
Young John Talbot Young John Talbot   See fewer
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Bernard Hill
Master Gunner / Duke of York Master Gunner / Duke of York   See fewer
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Paul Jesson
Second Messenger to King Second Messenger to King   See fewer
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Joanna McCallum
Countess d'Auvergne Countess d'Auvergne   See fewer
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Charles, Dauphin of France Charles, Dauphin of France   See fewer
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Woodville, Lieutenant of the Tower Woodville, Lieutenant of the Tower   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 91 votes