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|Charlton Heston||Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England|
|Vanessa Redgrave||Mistress More|
|John Gielgud||Thomas Cardinal Wolesey, Archbishop of York|
|Roy Kinnear||One of the chorus|
|Julia Downes||Score Composer|
|Fraser C. Heston||Producer|
|Peter Snell||Executive Producer|
Posted June 12, 2013
Although not as well received as the original 1966 film version staring Paul Scofield, this version is produced, and feels much, closer to Bolt's original play. In both versions Scofield and Heston own the part and play it very well the difference is in the supporting cast. In this version Sir John Gielgud plays the roll of Cardinal Wolesey and does a much better job than Orson Wells did in the original, Roy Kinnear does a great job starring in all of the "common man" rolls to make it feel more like the play version. But who really makes the film is the outstanding performance by Benjamin Whitrow as Tomas Cromwell. If you haven't seen this version it is definitely worth a look for the acting. The production value doesn't measure up to the 1966 film, but it is meant to feel more like the play and it does that very well.
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