Tudor Rose (film)

Tudor Rose

Nova Pilbeam and John Mills
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Produced by Hubert Bath
Written by Miles Malleson (dialogue)
Robert Stevenson (screenplay)
Starring Cedric Hardwicke
Nova Pilbeam
Music by Hubert Bath (composer)
Louis Levy
(music director & additional music)
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum
Edited by Terence Fisher
Distributed by Gaumont British
Release dates
  • 1 September 1936 (1936-09-01)
Running time
78 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Tudor Rose (US title Nine Days a Queen) is a 1936 British film starring Cedric Hardwicke and Nova Pilbeam which was directed by Robert Stevenson.

The film is a dramatization of Lady Jane Grey's brief reign as the Queen of England. It opens with King Henry VIII on his deathbed stating the order of succession, and ends with Jane's beheading. It took some liberties with the history of the period, including a fictional Earl of Warwick playing a similar role to John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland in real life (Dudley having held the title Earl of Warwick earlier in his career).

The title refers to the Tudor rose. The story of Lady Jane Grey was also the basis for the film Lady Jane (1986).



The film was voted the second best British movie of 1936, after The Ghost Goes West, by readers of Film Weekly magazine. Nova Pilbeam won the magazine's Best Acting award, ahead of Robert Donat in the other film.[1]


  1. "BEST FILM PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR.". Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954). Launceston, Tas.: National Library of Australia. 9 July 1937. p. 8 Edition: LATE NEWS EDITION and DAILY. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
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