DirectorRobert Stevenson SequelLady Jane Duration CountryUnited Kingdom
WriterMiles Malleson, Robert Stevenson Release date1 September 1936 (1936-09-01) CastCedric Hardwicke (Earl of Warwick), John Mills (Lord Guilford Dudley), Felix Aylmer (Edward Seymour), Leslie Perrins (Thomas Seymour), Frank Cellier (Henry VIII), Desmond Tester (Edward VI) Similar moviesTudor Rose and Lady Jane are part of the same movie series
Tudor Rose (US title Nine Days a Queen) is a 1936 British film starring Cedric Hardwicke and Nova Pilbeam which was directed by Robert Stevenson.
The film is a dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's brief reign as the Queen of England. It opens with King Henry VIII on his deathbed stating the order of succession, and ends with Jane's beheading. It took some liberties with the history of the period, including a fictional Earl of Warwick playing a similar role to John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland in real life (Dudley having held the title Earl of Warwick earlier in his career).
The title refers to the Tudor rose. The story of Lady Jane Grey was also the basis for the film Lady Jane (1986).
The film was voted the second best British movie of 1936, after The Ghost Goes West, by readers of Film Weekly magazine. Nova Pilbeam won the magazine's Best Acting award, ahead of Robert Donat in the other film.