“The King” – King Henry for Netflix

While we are waiting to see Chris Pine as a Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King later this year, it seems Netflix is preparing another royal project. THE KING will star Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet as king Henry V! Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier were just some of the actors who portrayed the king famous for the battle at Agincourt.

THE KING, directed by David Michod, will see Chalamet playing the king  who, after his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, takes over the crown in the early 1400s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.

Timothee Chalamet 2017 – Call Me by your Name
Timothee is nominated for an Oscar this year

 

Mary Queen of Scots (Epic) New images

Photo updates from some of our most anticipated 2018 period set projects this Saturday, people! The spy has found a few new photos from MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which arrives (or possibly rides as you can see in one of  the photos) into theatres this September starring two current Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as English queen Elizabeth depicted at the time when the Scottish queen plotted against her cousin Elizabeth in order to take over her throne which only led to her own demise.

Notice the intricate details on Mary’s gown!
 Releases USA November 02, 2018

Filming Locations

Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK
Derbyshire, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
UK
London, England, UK
Glencoe, Highland, Scotland, UK
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(studio)
Mary Queen of Scots riding a horse in a magnificent blue gown
Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands

Jack LowdenDavid Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!

Paul Bettany to play Prince Philip in The Crown – Season 3 and 4

Over at Netflix, the latest gossip coming from Daily Mail say that Paul Bettany is currently negotiating to replace Matt Smith in their THE CROWN series playing a mature age Prince Philip. The 1970s and the 1980s in the life of the British monarch will see Helena Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret and Olivia Colman taking over the role of queen Elizabeth II.
Paul Bettany is negotiating to play Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4

“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents”

PBS: Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents
Sundays, January 28 – February 11, 10-11 pm ET

This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the queen and the country. This series asks leading historians to each study the period from a different key players point of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players to reveal a covert spy network, revealing Elizabethan England as it really was.

Episode 1 (Premieres January 28, 2018)

William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen. When he discovers that Elizabeth’s own cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is behind the plot, he lays a trap to capture and execute her.

Episode 2 (Premieres February 4, 2018)

Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength but Robert Cecil, her spymaster, also fights an enemy within. An ambitious aristocrat is trying to takeover his network. At stake is control over the aging queen and the power to choose the next king of England.

Episode 3 (Premieres February 11, 2018)

England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster, Robert Cecil, faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists plan to blow-up the Houses of Parliament with the king inside – what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

 

A Peek at a new Historical Drama – The Noble Coachman

I have just recently self-published a new novel of Historical Romance, which includes paranormal and mystery. I am giving the preview to this site and will include the first three chapters in the weeks ahead.  The digital download is available on Amazon for 3.99 US

Website:  Gene Bohn Novels

Summary:

On a day of beauty and celebration, the life of one young Viscount Trevor Caldwell is irrevocably set off course when a heinous tragedy besets upon his family. Questioning his role, self-imposed guilt is heaped upon him, Trevor elects to abandon his home and station. Now living in London, under a different name and occupation, he embarks on a path of worlds beyond the life he once knew, entrenched in mystery, intrigue, and a new chance for love. However, as he rides under the shroud of anonymity, he soon discovers that all roads lead back to that one horrid day. Led by clues, haunted by his memories, he determines to seek retribution. With all he holds dear, once again under threat he calls on himself and his allies, both living and departed, as he engineers a new path for redemption. But is this quest for revenge worth his nobility? His word? His honor?

The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new period set movie drama THE FAVOURITE has just cast Nicholas Hoult who will now join Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in the story that follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. The story takes place between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century, when Anne reigned from 1702-1707. Olivia Colman is set to play Queen Anne, with Rachel Weisz as her lady Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Stone as Abigail Masham, an impoverished, distant relative of Sarah, who gains a position at court tending to the Queen. Nicholas Hoult will be Harley,the Tory party leader during the reign of Queen Anne!

Scheduled release 2018

A Royal Night Out (2015)

A Royal Night Out 2015

Directed by Julian Jarrold. With Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett.

On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.

Source: A Royal Night Out (2015) – IMDb

UK Release  May 15, 2015

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