BBC SETS DATE FOR ‘KING LEAR’WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, EMMA THOMPSON, EMILY WATSON!Anthony Hopkins’ TV movie KING LEAR which will air on BBC Two Monday 28th May! You can check out the trailer below the post!THE BURDEN OF BEING A KING
Set in the fictional present, the 80 year old King Lear (Anthony Hopkins) divides his kingdom among his daughters, Goneril (Emma Thompson), Regan (Emily Watson) and Cordelia (Florence Pugh) – according to their
The new adaptation was directed by Richard Eyre!
affection for him. Cordelia refuses to flatter him, so he banishes her. Having acquired power, Goneril and Regan expel their father from their homes. At the
Hopkins was mistaken for a homeless man during the shooting
same time, Lear’s prime minister, Gloucester (Jim Broadbent), is betrayed by his son Edmund (John Macmillan) and his other son, Edgar (Andrew
Tobias Menzies is also the part of the stunningly stellar cast
Scott), is forced to go into hiding. Lear becomes mad, Gloucester is blinded: both the kingdom and the family descend into chaos and warfare.
|Josh O’Connor will play the future king|
The ruler of England discovers the value of common friendship in this historical drama. After the death of her husband Prince Albert, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) is despondent, and she remains in mourning for two years after Albert’s passing. When one of her servants suggests that a daily ride on horseback might be a tonic for the Queen’s health and spirits, a Scotsman named John Brown (Billy Connolly) is hired as her guide and groom. At first, the Queen shows no interest in riding, though Brown readies a horse for her each day; finally, after several days, Mr. Brown speaks frankly to the Queen, announcing, “Honest to God, I never thought I’d see you in such a state!” While her court is shocked, the Queen is refreshed that someone would speak to her so directly. Soon the Queen is riding with Mr. Brown every morning, and she discovers him to be a friend and confidante who will speak to her as a person and not as a potentate. However, many are shocked by their relationship, believing that the commoner Mr. Brown is using his friendship for political advantage — or worse, that he’s become her lover.
Both great and sad news people coming from George Blagden‘s King Louis XIV royal court: French epic TV saga VERSAILLES returns to Canal + March 27th with the third season (it will air in USA on Ovation October 3rd)
|The third season will sadly be the final one as well|
but as Alexander Vlahos, who plays his brother Duke of Orleans, has confirmed today – it will also be the final season! You can check out the magnificent first poster today and stay tuned for the first trailer!
|Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands|
Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!
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