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Masterpiece Theater: Bertie & Elizabeth [VHS]

4.4 out of 5 stars 296 ratings
IMDb7.2/10.0

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Genre Romance
Format NTSC
Contributor Jeremy Child, Joanna Hole, Gabrielle Lloyd, Simon Day, Anthony Smee, Alexandra Staden, William Mickleburgh, David Hatton, Geoffrey Beevers, Moray Watson, Naomi Martin, Corin Redgrave, Oliver Ford Davies, Rupert Wickham, James Wilby, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Simon Day (III), Irene Richards (III), Jenna Molloy, Giles Foster, Terence Harvey, Michael Elwyn, Graham Bill, Paul Aubrey-Rees, Juliet Aubrey, Peter Eyre, Helen Ryan, David Burke (II), Michael Sherlock, Dolly Wells, Osmund Bullock, David Ryall, Paul Brooke, Hannah Wiltshire, Jeremy Swift, Nicholas Pritchard, Denis Lill, Alan Bates, Robert Hardy, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Eileen Atkins, Amber Rose Sealey, Ted Shepherd, Charles Edwards (VI), Deborah Cornelius See more
Language English
Runtime 2 hours

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Product details

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Package Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 inches; 7.36 Ounces
  • Director ‏ : ‎ Giles Foster
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ January 4, 2005
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ February 9, 2007
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ James Wilby, Juliet Aubrey, Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, Charles Edwards (VI)
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Wgbh / Pbs
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0006Q93LU
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 296 ratings

Editorial Reviews

Wars, kings, and politicians come and go, but love endures in Bertie & Elizabeth, the story of one of the most enchanting and successful marriages in the annals of royal relationships.

Albert, the Duke of York, was a quiet young man second in line to the throne when he met Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a beautiful and fun-loving young woman from an aristocratic Scottish family. Married in 1923, they expected to lead a life of genteel obscurity when they were suddenly thrust into the limelight in 1936 when Bertie's older brother, Edward VIII, created an international scandal when he abdicated to marry the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.

Shy, modest, and a habitual stutterer, Bertie was crowned George VI just as his country faced the onslaught of World War II. With the help of his devoted wife, and their daughters Elizabeth and Margaret, Bertie was able to rise magnificently to the challenges of being king, and together they inspired a nation soon embroiled in a horrific world war.

James Wilby (Gosford Park) and Juliet Aubrey (Middlemarch) portray the reluctant royals who became the beloved king and queen of England.

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