Bolton Castle is home to many of the iconic scenes within the forthcoming Fable Pictures, Channel 5 and Sony Pictures Television three-part psychological thriller, Anne Boleyn.
Bolton Castle can be seen within many of scenes throughout the series, and acts as the interior location for Greenwich Palace, and as the location for Anne Boleyn’s scandalous execution at the Tower of London.
Shot in Yorkshire last year the drama will explore the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life from the eponymous Queen’s perspective, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her. Anne Boleyn will depict the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities and her determination to be an equal among men.
Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) stars as Henry VIII’s infamous second wife, Anne Boleyn. The ensemble cast includes Yorkshire born actor Mark Stanley, (White House Farm) as Henry VIII, one of the most famous Kings in British history, and Lola Petticrew (Dating Amber) as Anne’s love rival, Jane Seymour. BAFTA Nominated Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London) is Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn.
Barry Ward (White Lines, Des) is King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman (West End’s Hamilton) is Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother Edward, Amanda Burton (White House Fam, Silent Witness) is stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton, and Thalissa Teixeira (Two Weeks to Live, Trigonometry) is Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton.
Newcomer Eve Hedderwick Turner has penned the 3-part mini-series, which is directed by Lynsey Miller (Deadwater Fell, Doing Money, The Boy With The Topknot).
Anne Boleyn is produced by BAFTA Nominated Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell through their TV & Film Production Company Fable Pictures. The series was commissioned by Channel 5’s Controller Ben Frow, Deputy Director of Programmes Sebastian Cardwell and SPT’s President of International Production Wayne Garvie. Renowned historian Dan Jones serves as Executive Producer. The series wrapped production on location in Yorkshire in December 2020 and is coming soon to Channel 5.