The Other Boleyn Girl (2003 film)

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For the 2008 film adaptation, see The Other Boleyn Girl (2008 film).
The Other Boleyn Girl
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The Other Boleyn Girl DVD cover
Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe
Produced by Ruth Caleb
Written by Philippa Lowthorpe
Starring Natascha McElhone
Jodhi May
Jared Harris
Steven Mackintosh
Music by Peter Salem
Budget £750 000
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Original channel BBC
Release date It was included as an extra on the DVD release of the BBC's The Six Wives of Henry VIII.
Original airing 28 March 2003
Running time 90 minutes

The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2003 BBC television film, adapted from Philippa Gregory's novel of the same name. It was re-released on DVD on 6 October 2008, following the release of the 2008 version.


This was a low production budget of £750 000.[1] The film was shot using modern camera techniques and the cast spent four weeks in workshops improvising the script with the director.


The tale follows the history of Mary Boleyn (Natascha McElhone), sister of Anne Boleyn (Jodhi May), second wife of Henry VIII (Jared Harris). Before his relationship with Anne, Henry favoured her sister Mary. The film outlines their relationship, his relationship with Anne and then the downfall of Anne.



  1. ^ "Scope | Issue 16| Film Reviews". Retrieved 30 December 2011. 

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