|Poldark’s scribe is working on the new series|
|Poldark’s scribe is working on the new series|
1ST ‘CARMILLA’ PHOTOS18TH CENTURY VAMPIRE DRAMA
First photos from historical horror drama CARMILLA based on Sheridan Le Fanu‘s 1871 novel set in the late 18th century! The cast includes Tobias Menzies, Greg Wise and Jessica Raine, who are no strangers to the genre of costume drama.
Emily Harris is directing the movie as her debut featureTHE STORY OF CARMILLA
Broadchurch’s Hannah Rae and young German actress Devrim Lingnauare also in the cast next to illusionist Scott Silven. Inspired by one of the earliest novels on vampires, set in the late 1780s, CARMILLA follows Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine), governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship.
The production has started back in September
However, with rumours and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the family doctor (Tobias Menzies), Carmilla’s presence in their home begins to strike fear into those around her.
In celebrating our fight for freedom from a tyrannical King, this is a true story of just a small portion that helped out nation become independent. I thought this series was excellent. Rent or stream if you can. The story of a group of very different men fighting in the American Colonies for freedom, and how they will shape the future for the United States of America. Based on true stories.
Another member of the Fiennes family leaves a mark in the film business, as Martha Fiennes makes her big-screen directorial debut with a screen adaptation of the verse novel by Aleksander Pushkin, with her big brother Ralph Fiennes in the leading role. Onegin (Fiennes) is a blase man who has grown weary of the social whirl of his life in St. Petersburg in the 1820s. Onegin’s wealthy uncle has recently passed on, bequeathing him a large estate in the country, where the financially embarrassed Onegin has now chosen to live. Onegin makes fast friends with his neighbor Lensky (Toby Stephens), who introduces Onegin to his fiancée Olga (Lena Headley). Olga in turn introduces him to her mother (Harriet Walker) and her younger sister, Tatyana (Liv Tyler). Onegin finds Tatyana interesting, and she is strongly infatuated with him, finding him coolly attractive and enjoying his straightforward way of expressing himself. Tatyana makes her feelings known to Onegin in a love letter, but he calmly rejects her advances. Lensky senses Tatyana’s attraction to Onegin and talks to him about her; Lensky is shocked when Onegin says he regards her as unintelligent, and in a moment of anger Lensky challenges his friend to a duel. Neither man wants to kill the other, but both are too stubborn to back down, and Onegin ends up shooting Lensky, forcing him to flee to parts unknown. Six years later, a older and more humble Onegin re-encounters the married Tatyana and begs her for a second chance.
Synopsis by Mark Deming
‘VANITY FAIR’ TV SERIES – 7 Episodes
Vanity Fair will air in seven hourlong episodes (IMDB says 8 episodes)
ITV’s new period set series VANITY FAIR published at ‘Radio Times’! We still don’t know when is ITV planning to air the costume drama based on William Thackeray‘s famous novel, whether in Autumn or maybe even during summer. Set in the Napoleonic era it follows the destiny of resourceful Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke.
The seven part drama coming from Poldark‘s and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen, is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing,
Olivia Cooke the star of Spielberg’s Ready Player One takes the lead
cheating, fighting and dancing, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.
A RATHER STELLAR CAST INDEED
Her main love interest daft Captain Rawdon Crawley is played by Tom Bateman with Charlie Rowe as poor soldier George Osborne, Johnny
After airing on ITV in UK, Vanity Fair will air on Amazon too in US
Flynn as Dobbin, Martin Clunes as Sir Pitt Crawley, Frances de La Touras Miss Matilda Crawley, Suranne Jones as snobbish Miss Pinkerton and
The saga is based on William Thackeray’s classic novel
Michael Palin as Thackeray himself. Claudia Jessie will play Becky’s confidante Amelia Sedley, with Simon Russell Beale and Claire Skinneras her parents, and David Fynn as her brother Joss.
|The series will, sadly, be a comedy one|
Are you excited people? The fourth, and most probably the penultimate, season of popular British period set saga POLDARK starts its eight episode run next Sunday, June 10th on BBC, and for the viewers in Northern America on PBS Masterpiecelater next Autumn September 30th! Everybody’s favourite Captain Ross Poldark will, as he himself admits, sell his soul and go into politics after refusing to do so in previous three seasons. Tough times require drastic measures.
|Aidan Turner’s Captain Ross Poldark will head to Westminster this season|
|Demelza’s and Ross’ marriage will suffer due to her adultery|
|The Enyses will be expecting a baby at the beginning of the season|
|Elizabeth still hides from George that little Valentine isn’t his son but Ross’|
|The beauty of Cornwall will dominate this season as well! Click for bigger view|
|Warlegans will try to increase their power in London|
|Rejoice! Season 4 opens with Ross coming out of the ocean like this!|
When it comes to new faces in the cast, Max Bennett joins the crew as a villainous member of parliament Monk Adderley who takes a particular interest in Demelza! He is an unscrupulous and very vivid society figure without conscience and loyalty.