Jodie Turner-Smith transforms into Anne Boleyn in first look trailer for Channel 5 drama


Channel 5 has released its first look at Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn in its new drama.

The Queen & Slim actor is set to portray the second wife of Henry VIII in three-part psychological drama Anne Boleyn, which explores the final months of her life from a feminist perspective.

Following widespread excitement about the casting, which marks one of the few times a Black actor has played a royal figure on UK TV, fans were treated to a first teaser clip showing Turner-Smith as Boleyn.

In the clip shared to Twitter on Wednesday (7 April), the actor star is shown walking through the royal court in traditional dress.

A first image was also shared with Variety, showing Boleyn and Henry VIII (played by Mark Stanley) looking close.

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Anne Boleyn, which is written by Eve Hedderwick Turner, finished filming in Yorkshire in December and will air later this year.

Turner-Smith is joined by an impressive cast including Paapa Essiedu, Amanda Burton, Thalissa Teixeira, Barry Ward, Jamael Westman and Lola Petticrew.

Anne Boleyn comes to Channel 5 later this year.

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