See Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn, for Channel 5’s new three-part psychological thriller.

Channel 5’s drama explores the final months of Queen of England Anne Boleyn’s life as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter whilst challenging the powerful patriarchy. Anne Boleyn will depict the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities, and her determination to be an equal among men.

The ensemble cast lead by Turner-Smith (Queen & Slim) as Anne includes Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London) as Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn. Mark Stanley (White House Farm) is Henry VIII, one of the most famous Kings in British history, and Lola Petticrew (Dating Amber) is Anne’s love rival, Jane Seymour.

Jodie Turner Smith as Anne Boleyn

Barry Ward (White Lines, Des) is King Henry VIII’s closest and most powerful advisor Thomas Cromwell, Jamael Westman (West End’s Hamilton) is Jane Seymour’s ambitious brother Edward, Amanda Burton (White House Fam, Silent Witness) is stoic Governess, Lady Anne Shelton, and Thalissa Teixeira (Two Weeks to Live, Trigonometry) is Anne’s loyal confidante and cousin Madge Shelton.

Newcomer Eve Hedderwick Turner has penned the 3-part mini-series, which is directed by Lynsey Miller (Deadwater Fell, Doing Money, The Boy With The Topknot).

Anne Boleyn is produced by Faye Ward and Hannah Farrell through their London-based outfit Fable Pictures. The series was commissioned by Channel 5’s Controller Ben Frow, Deputy Director of Programmes Sebastian Cardwell and Sony Pictures Television’s President of International Production Wayne Garvie. Renowned historian Dan Jones serves as Executive Producer.


The series wrapped production on location in Yorkshire in December 2020, and is coming soon to Channel 5.