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He gave up the throne. What she gave up was perhaps even more painful.
Was American divorcée Wallis Simpson a scheming seductress bent on becoming Queen of England? Or did she get caught up in something she did not understand and could not stop? Based on extensive research, this new dramastarring Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck, 101 Dalmatians) and Stephen Campbell Moore (A Good Woman, Bright Young Things)marks the first time the famous love story has been told from her point of view.
When their love affair begins, Edward, Prince of Wales, is a charismatic playboy, and Wallis is married to her second husband, businessman Ernest Simpson. Because Edward has had a string of mistresses, his affair with Wallis does nothing more serious than raise a few aristocratic eyebrows. But once he becomes King, the establishment demands that he give up Wallis. His refusal to do so puts her in the middle of the bitter struggle between the Kings heart and his duty to the royal family and the nation.
Also starring Miriam Margolyes (The Age of Innocence, Ladies in Lavender) and Margaret Tyzack (The Forsyte Saga, Match Point).
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE interview with writer Sarah Williams, production notes, production photo gallery, historical photo gallery, and cast filmographies.
Good acting and well done script put this production over the top.
In this account, she just can't seem to get Edward to leave her alone with his passionate intensity for her: he seems to be some sort of curse visited upon her.
Wallis Simpson has usually appeared as a necessary but not well depicted player in the drama.
Joely Richardson is fantastic as Wallace Simpson & Edward is perfect . This is by far the best rendition of this story I have ever seenPublished 3 days ago by jerry05
Basically a rehash of the abdication. I would much rather see a dramatization of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor AFTER he gave up the throne showing the behavior and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by KeeversDad
An excellent firm. Miss Richardson did a crafty job and was fine with me.Published 5 months ago by Grisel T. Martinez
The story of these 2 people have always fascinated me. All the movies depict different sides of there situation and I find them all worthy.Published 5 months ago by michele ascunsion
If the writer is accurate the re-telling of the Wallis & Edward affair affords the viewer the realization that the principles were silly, directionless persons - taking and using... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sam Spade
Thank you -- I am very happy with my purchase from you.Published 6 months ago by Linda Covolo Jordan