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.
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
Man in an Orange Shirt
- Airing 6/17/2018 @ 9:00 PM
- Preview: 2:14 | TV-14 | CC
A remarkable cast headed by Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) portrays a pair of love stories, sixty years apart, linked by family ties, sexual identity, and a mysterious painting, in Man in an Orange Shirt, scripted by bestselling novelist Patrick Gale (A Place Called Winter) and airing in a single two-hour presentation on MASTERPIECE on PBS, Sunday, June 17th, 2018 at 9/8c as part of LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
Joining Redgrave are Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise), Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey), Julian Sands (A Room with a View), Frances de la Tour (The Collection), Adrian Schiller (Victoria, Beauty and the Beast), and Joanna David (Rebecca). Playing the star-crossed lovers are Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge), James McArdle (Salting the Battlefield), Julian Morris (Little Women), and David Gyasi (Interstellar).
It is the late 1960s, homosexuality has only just been decriminalised and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. As long as his ex-lover Norman Scott is around, Thorpe’s brilliant career is at risk. Thorpe schemes and deceives – until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good. The trial of Jeremy Thorpe changed society forever, illuminating the darkest secrets of the Establishment. The Thorpe affair revealed such breath-taking deceit and corruption that, at the time, hardly anyone dared believe it could be true.
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Period Drama Bonanza on AMAZON in May 2018
Arriving May 1st
- “Aristocrats” (Limited Series)
- “Banished” (Limited Series)
- “Charles II ― The Power and the Passion” (Limited Series)
- “Daniel Deronda” (Limited Series)
- “David Copperfield” (Limited Series)
- “Desperate Romantics” (Limited Series)
- “Ivanhoe” (Limited Series)
- “Jane Eyre” (1983, Limited Series)
- “Jane Eyre” (2006, Limited Series)
- “Life in Squares” (Limited Series)
- “Little Dorrit” (Limited Series)
- “Lorna Doone” (Limited Series)
- “Love in a Cold Climate” (Limited Series)
- “Mansfield Park” (Limited Series)
- “Martin Chuzzlewit” (Limited Series)
- “Middlemarch” (Limited Series)
- “Oliver Twist” (1985, Limited Series)
- “Oliver Twist” (2007, Limited Series)
- “Our Mutual Friend” (Limited Series)
- “Pride and Prejudice” (Limited Series)
- “Sense and Sensibility” (1981, Limited Series)
- “Sense and Sensibility” (2008, Limited Series)
- “Sinbad” (Limited Series)
- “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” (Limited Series)
- “The Buccaneers” (Limited Series)
- “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (Limited Series)
- “The Lost World” (Limited Series)
- “The Office” (Limited Series)
- “The Pickwick Papers” (Limited Series)
- “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” (Limited Series)
- “The Way We Live Now” (Limited Series)
- “Tom Jones” (Limited Series)
- “Vanity Fair” (Limited Series)
Coming to Netflix in May
I absolutely loved this film with Gerald Butler singing, Patrick Wilson, and Emmy Rossum.
One of the most popular stage musicals in the history of Broadway and London’s West End makes its long-awaited arrival on the motion-picture screen in this lavish adaptation directed by Joel Schumacher. Christine (Emmy Rossum) is a beautiful and gifted young woman who longs to join the company of the Paris Opera House. During rehearsals for one of the opera’s grand productions, a backdrop falls and crashes to the floor, nearly crushing leading lady Carlotta (Minnie Driver). When several members of the company suggest this could be the work of the “Phantom of the Opera,” a spectral presence said to haunt the building, Carlotta drops out of the show, and the fates permit Christine to step in as her replacement. Christine’s performance is a triumph, and on opening night she becomes reacquainted with Raoul (Patrick Wilson), a former childhood friend who is now a wealthy and well-known nobleman. Christine soon finds herself smitten with the handsome Raoul, but the same evening she makes a startling discovery — the story of the Phantom is not just a legend. A brilliant but horribly disfigured composer (Gerard Butler) lives deep in the depths of the opera house, and taken with the beauty of Christine’s voice, he abducts her and brings her to his lair, where he offers to help her perfect her talents, offering to write an opera especially for her. As the terrified Christine is comforted by Raoul, the two fall in love, but the phantom sees her affection for Raoul as a tremendous betrayal, and the jealous phantom nearly kills Christine as he nearly killed Carlotta. When the phantom emerges to present the opera’s management with the piece he has written for Christine, the singer is asked to put her life on the line in an effort to capture the mad genius once and for all. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s musical version of Gaston Leroux‘s novel, which had already enjoyed several stage and screen adaptations in the past, opened in London in 1986 and has been a popular favorite around the world ever since; the show was still running in New York and London when the film version premiered in late 2004.
Read more at https://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-phantom-of-the-opera-v286681#yclMwx20PJ725i3z.99
DANILA KOZLOVSKYTO LEAD ‘PASSION SIMPLE’
In other casting news from Cannes, Screen Daily reports that our favourite Russian star Danila Kozlovsky and Vicky Krieps will star in the adaptation of the international best seller PASSION SIMPLE by Annie Ernaux which has been translated into 20 languages. Krieps from Daniel Day Lewis’ Phantom Thread, will play a 42 year old lecturer who has no illusions about the long term future of her relationship with her younger, married lover. The diplomat, a flashy figure with a penchant for big cars and Saint Laurent suits, does not make any promises either. Nonetheless, she becomes obsessed logging her every move and sensation as she awaits his return. Until one day, he vanishes, posted back home, without letting her know. Danila Kozlovsky will play the male lead!