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Jodie Turner-Smith brings Anne Boleyn to life in mesmerising first teaser for Channel 5 thriller

We’ve been given our first look at Jodie Turner-Smith in the trailer for psychological thriller Anne Boleyn, and the whole thing is completely mesmerising.

The Queen & Slim star is set to play Henry VIII’s wife in the three-part Channel 5 series, and we’re already hooked.

A 20-second teaser has been released, with Jodie’s Anne seen striding down the aisle, looking incredibly sombre.

Jodie tells an entire story with one look, as the new queen looks absolutely terrified but determined as she walks to her fate, with all eyes on her.

The drama will explore the final months of Anne Boleyn’s life, as she struggles to secure a future for her daughter and to challenge the powerful patriarchy closing in around her.

Anne Boleyn will show the key moments that cause Anne to topple, unpicking her immense strength, her fatal vulnerabilities and her determination to be an equal among men.

Joining Jodie on the stellar cast are I May Destroy You’s Paapa Essiedu as Anne’s brother and Tudor nobleman George Boleyn, Mark Stanley as Henry VIII, and Lola Petticrew as Jane Seymour.

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She’s brought the queen to life (Picture: Sony Pictures)

Newcomer Eve Hedderwick Turner has penned the series, with Deadwater Fell’s Lynsey Miller directing.

Speaking about her new role, Jodie told British Vogue: ‘I loved the script, and the humanity of the person at the centre of it.

‘It resonated with me as a story about motherhood, having just had my own child, and it highlights the many ways in which female bodies were policed and politicised, and still are.

‘In Anne’s case, whether her body worked according to the patriarchy’s demands was literally a matter of survival… There’s so much about her story that feels modern.

‘It’s one I can relate to as a Black woman, and it shows how little has changed in terms of our desire to tear down powerful women, to not let them live in their truth.’

Meanwhile, the series creators haven’t stood for any criticism of Jodie in the role, simply declaring her ‘the best person for the job’.

Anne Boleyn is coming soon to Channel 5.

Credit: Original article published here.

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