Young Bess

Young Bess

Young Bess

8/10 NR

Young Bess Synopsis

The mother died under the executioner's axe; the daughter rose to become England's greatest monarch -- the brilliant and cunning Queen Elizabeth I. Jean Simmons portrays young Bess in this rich tapestry of a film that traces the tumultuous, danger-fraught years from Elizabeth's birth to her unexpected ascension to the throne at a mere 25. Charles Laughton reprises his Academy Award®-winning* role as her formidable father Henry VIII. Deborah Kerr plays her last stepmother (and Henry's last of six wives), gentle Catherine Parr. And Simmons' then real-life husband, Stewart Granger, adds heroics as Lord Admiral Thomas Seymour. In a resplendent world of adventure, romance and court intrigue, Young Bess reigns.

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Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons

Young Bess (Queen Elizabeth I)

Stewart Granger
Stewart Granger

Thomas Seymour

Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr

Catherine Parr

Charles Laughton
Charles Laughton

King Henry VIII

Kay Walsh
Kay Walsh

Mrs. Ashley

Guy Rolfe
Guy Rolfe

Ned Seymour