Anne Boleyn cast revealed in full for new Channel 5 drama

Meet the Anne Boleyn 2021 cast

New drama Anne Boleyn has arrived on Channel 5 – here’s a full run down of who’s on the cast.


The three-part mini series tells the story of Anne Boleyn’s relationship with King Henry VIII.

Told from her perspective, the show has been described as a “propulsive psychological thriller” which will explore the final months of the former Queen’s life up until her execution in 1536.

The series has been written by Eve Hedderwick Turner and is directed by Lynsey Mille – but who’s on the cast?

Anne Boleyn 2021 cast in full

Here’s a compete rundown of who’s on the cast of Anne Boleyn:

Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn
Paapa Essiedu as George Boleyn
Mark Stanley as Henry VIII
Anna Brewster as Jane Boleyn

Aoife Hinds as Princess Mary
Jamael Westman as Edward Seymour
Barry Ward as Thomas Cromwell
Lola Petticrew as Jane Seymour


Amanda Burton as Anne Shelton
Thalissa Teixeira as Madge Shelton
Isabella Laughland as Elizabeth Browne
James Harkness as William Kingston

Turlough Convery as Henry Norris
Gianni Calchetti as Marquis of Essex

Watch Anne Boleyn on TV and online

The new series of Anne Boleyn broadcasts over three consecutive nights: Tuesday 1 June and Thursday 3 June inclusive at 9PM on Channel 5.

You’ll also be able to watch episodes online and catch up via the My5 player.

A full teaser of the series shares: “You may know the history, but you don’t know her story. Anne Boleyn is a new three part intimate psychological thriller, told from a new perspective – hers. The show explores Anne’s final months as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.

The series was filmed on location in Yorkshire in 2020.

Jodie Turner-Smith said of taking on the title role: “I am so excited to join these exciting filmmakers in bringing the story of one of history’s most controversial queens to the screen.


£Delving deeper into Anne Boleyn’s immense strengths while examining her fatal weaknesses and vulnerabilities, Eve’s scripts immediately captured my imagination. In the hands of Lynsey Miller, the legend of this formidable queen and fierce mother will be seen as a deeply human story that is still so relevant for today.”

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