‘CATHERINE THE GREAT’JOSEPH QUINN TO PLAY THE IMPERIAL HEIR PRINCE PAUL
Yes, please! After Jason Clarke has been chosen to play Prince Grigory Potemkin the lover of Russian Empress CATHERINE THE GREAT in Sky’s
Shooting should begin this Autumn!
and HBO’s new historical epic mini series with Helen Mirren, our dearest Joseph Quinn, whom we fell in love with in Dickensian and the godawful Howards End, will play her son, heir and future emperor, Prince Paul!The four part saga set in the most turbulent 18th century will follow the final years of her reign which lasted for more than three decades during which she made Russia bigger and more populated than ever. The series is written by Elizabeth‘s Nigel Williams and directed by The Crown‘s Philip Martin! Prince Paul hated his mother with passion as he felt neglected since she never saw in him the son she wanted to have. We will also watch Joseph Quinn next year in BBC’s Les Miserables!
One of Terence Rattigan’s most celebrated plays is given a new screen adaptation in this drama written and directed by Terence Davies. Hester Page (Rachel Weisz) is rescued in the midst of a suicide attempt by her landlady Mrs. Elton (Ann Mitchell) when she smells gas. As those around her ponder why a beautiful woman would choose such a fate, we learn that Hester is not really Hester at all — she’s actually Lady Collyer, the wife of well-known and respected judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). However, Lady Collyer has never known love or satisfaction in her marriage, and she fell into an affair with Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston), a former RAF pilot. Lady Collyer has become hopelessly infatuated with Freddie, leaving her husband and living with Freddie under an assumed identity. But the woman who now calls herself Hester soon discovers she loves Freddie far more than he loves her, and between his drinking and neglect for her, it seems she’s given up her old life for one that has no future. This marks the second time The Deep Blue Sea has been brought to the screen; Vivien Leigh starred in the 1955 version directed by Anatole Litvak.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale
Rated: R – Adult Situations Nudity Sexual Situations
BBC has revealed the 1st long trailer for their 6 part drama BODYGUARDthat tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat? Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman also star!
When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague, whose politics stand for everything he despises, Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, is he actually her biggest threat?
|Richard Madden and Keeley Hawes in Bodyguard which airs this year|
FX ADAPTING JAMES CLAVELL’S HISTORICAL SAGA ‘SHOGUN’ SET IN FEUDAL JAPAN INTO EPIC MINI TV SERIES!‘SHOGUN’
FX that has ordered a series based on James Clavell‘s SHOGUN! The production of the ten episode miniwill be done on an international scale.Tim Van Pattenis directing the story set in feudal Japan, which charts the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonourable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance. The novel, sold in more than 30 million copies worldwide, was adapted 40 years ago into a series with Richard Chamberlain. Aired on four consecutive nights in 1980 at NBC it started the format of mini series! Shogun will be a ten episode limited series
|The new big screen re imagination of LITTLE WOMENmight add, according to ‘Deadline’, our dearest James Norton to the cast which already includes Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Timothee Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen and Florence Pugh! Helming the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott‘s popular novel is Greta Garwig. Set in the background of American Civil War, LITTLE WOMENrevolves around the March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, on their journey to womanhood, guided by their mother Marmee.|
|James Norton might join Little Women|