‘GUNPOWDER’ Epic Mini Series – November 5th BBC

  ‘GUNPOWDER’ EPIC MINI SERIES BBC RELEASES FIRST TRAILER AND PHOTOS WITH KIT HARINGTON Something positively delicious this Monday! BBC has released first images and a promo teaser for their upcoming new epic mini series GUNPOWDER which should air sometime this Autumn (twould be fun if it starts on the 5th of November!)! Kit Harington plays famous rebel Robert Catesby who, back in 1605 tried to blow up the king and the parliament. Guy Fawkes, another famous rebel, is played by Tom Cullen, with Liv Tyler also in the cast.  Kit Harington has revealed that he is actually related to … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 23

      The Plan and the Spring Ball  “Please, John, I need to be sure.  Please repeat what you said a moment ago.” John slowly went down the list, not leaving anything out, while watching every suspicion pass across her face.  “Yes,” Margaret said, “I think I know who it is.” “Would you care to tell me, or should I guess?”  John asked, speaking firmly to her for the first time.  He was starting to lose patience. “But what if I am wrong?” “Before we arrest whoever it is, there will be many others who will find the proof of your … Read more

Image of the Week – Michiel Huisman

From The Ottoman Lieutenant / Game of Thrones       Huisman was born on July 18, 1981, in Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, which is near Amsterdam. Before Game of Thrones (2011), Huisman had a role in Paul Verhoeven’s acclaimed Black Book (2006), and he played Rudolf Nureyev in the BBC TV movie Margot (2009) about prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. Before he became ubiquitous on television, Huisman also performed in a band called Fontaine that wrote music for soundtracks. (Huisman released a solo album in 2005.)  more = http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401264/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm This guy is getting hot!!   Between 2017 and 2018 he’s got 6 films. … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Nine

Chapter Five (completed) Alex gestured to a chair opposite his across the large desk in his library. The chair scraped, when John Wallis seated himself. “So, Mr Wallis, let us discuss the terms of your employment. I had thought …” “Begging your pardon, my lord, but I am yet unsure if I want to work for you under the circumstances that present themselves here.” He must have heard wrong, Alex thought. This elderly, former steward had reservations about working for him? “What circumstances, Mr Wallis? Pray explain.” “My lord, I mean no disrespect but I am appalled that Miss Drake … Read more

‘OUTLAW KING’ EPIC MOVIE BILLY HOWLE IS PRINCE OF WALES

CW TO PRODUCE ‘THE VALIANT’ FEMALE CELTIC GLADIATOR EPIC TV SERIES! BILLY HOWLE IS PRINCE OF WALES IN ‘OUTLAW KING’ EPIC FILM WITH CHRIS PINE, AARON TAYLOR JOHNSON Latest casting info from Netflix movie OUTLAW KING in which Chris Pine will play the titular character, legendary Scottish hero Robert The Bruce, the king who led his country to freedom from the oppressive rule of England in Scotland. The latest addition to the cast is Billy Howle (we saw him last year in BBC’s Witness for the Prosecution Agatha Christie series) who will play Prince of Wales, a direct rival to … Read more

‘KNIGHTFALL’ EPIC SERIES ON BRAVE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

Coming to the History Channel in Autumn History hasn’t yet announced the official air date for their new historical series KNIGHTFALL but it will be sometime this Autumn. Starring Tom Cullen as a knight Templar it will go deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now. Check out the gallery of characters!   NOBLE KNIGHT LANDRY … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 22

  Chapter 22      Constable Wilson and  the Threatening Notes   It was two days before John left for Brighton.  He kept in touch with Mason daily, but nothing new had surfaced except the note had an impression from the page written before it.  The labs had determined the letters to be  _ _ U _ T   MON_ _ _    BAR _ _ _ _ _ R (something scratched over)   _ _ N E.  Mason had everyone looking at it from the labs to the bobbies, and even John tried to decipher what had been written.  Everyone seemed to be … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Eight

Chapter Five (continued) Rowena did as the earl asked and laid her hand on his offered arm. She was anxious to see how this was going to develop. She was, after all, the one who had stirred it all up. What if something happened, and the earl got injured? Rowena suddenly realised she would never forgive herself. They came out into the crisp coldness of the paddock. Rowena shivered when the sudden sharp wind whipped over her. “What is it?” Raventhorpe snapped. “Are you unwell?” “No, nothing of that, my lord, but … are you certain you should do this? … Read more

‘THE BIRDS’

BBC TO TURN ‘THE BIRDS’ INTO A NEW TV DRAMA! This has not been officially confirmed yet, but, as ‘Digital Spy’ reports today, BBC is planning on turning famous THE BIRDS novel byDaphne du Maurier into a TV movie. Unlike the famous Hitchcock’s classic movie, this one will be true to the novel with the action being set in British Cornwall! The new television adaptation will be set in picturesque rural Cornwall, where a farmhand and his community is being terrorised by flocks of birds and seagulls shortly after the end of the Second World War.

‘BENEATH A SCARLET SKY’ WORLD WAR 2 BOOK ADAPTATION

TOM HOLLAND TO LEAD  ‘BENEATH A SCARLET SKY’ WORLD WAR 2 BOOK ADAPTATION Speaking of adaptations, current bestselling hit by Mark Sullivan WW2 novel BENEATH A SCARLET SKY will be made into a movie with Tom Holland who will be Pino Lella a normal Italian teenager living an idyllic life in Italy, until bombs begin falling on Milan and word of Nazi atrocities begin to circulate. While waiting to join the fight, Lello joins an underground railroad helping Jews escape over the Alps, guiding hundreds of Jews to safety in a year. On his 18th birthday, Lello is forced to … Read more

Bradley James will be Guiliano Medici in Medici Masters of Florence 2

PERIOD SET FRIDAY: BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN, DANIEL SHARMAN, RAOUL BOVA, SARAH PARISH JOIN ‘MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE’ EPIC TV SERIES 2ND SEASON! The most beautiful piece of info ever as the highlight of the coming period set !  Those who know the spy probably remember when I said I was gonna ditch MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE after it was shockingly announced that Richard Madden won’t be starring in the second season, but now that the new cast has been announced for the sophomore run of the magnificent epic TV series I’m definitely watching since our dearest King Arthur Bradley … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 21

Chapter 21      John’s Alarm   The rest of the week, John and Higgins went over some serious planning for the probability of purchasing Slickson’s mill.  John needed to make some people moves for the strategic positions, and Higgins needed a replacement, as overseer.  It was determined that three overseers would be instituted, one for each mill.  The organizational format was going to have to change with having three mills and Higgins in a whole new capacity.  John wanted all the training started immediately because he was sure Slickson’s mill would be his.  He understood very well that he could … Read more

The Reclusive Aristocrat – Part Seven

Chapter Five Ketteridge House, Leicestershire, England, December11 th, 1815  “Do you ride, Miss Drake?” Alex asked, a few days later. They were sitting next to each other in his carriage, a hot brick at their feet and a woollen blanket covering their legs. It had been Rowena’s idea to go visiting the more remote tenants on the estate. Now they were heading back to Ketteridge House. Rowena wondered how she came to be so comfortable with the earl, after what he had done. After what he had made her feel … He had not repeated his actions, though. Oh, they … Read more

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES – 2nd Trailer

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES SECOND SEASON TRAILER OUT! While the buzz around the finale of the latest season of BBC’s Poldark was reaching its zenith yesterday, rival ITV did something deliciously naughty: they released the first trailer for the second season of their VICTORIA series (which won ratings battle last year when it aired together with Poldie on Sunday nights). You can check it out below featuring lead stars Jennna Coleman as queen Victoria, Tom Hughes as her husband and David Oakes as his dashing brother Prince Ernest, as well as some new faces like Diana Rigg who arrives as Victoria’s new … Read more

TOM BATEMAN AS BESOTTED CAPTAIN CRAWLEY

‘VANITY FAIR’ SERIES 2018 I’ve already announced that those last two are preparing a mini series based on Thackeray’s classic novel VANITY FAIR and that Olivia Cooke will take the lead role of Becky Sharp, a girl from the 19th century who attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society, and now Da Vinci’s Demon’s star Tom Bateman has been cast as Rawdon Crawley in the series that will also air on Amazon. He and his  brother are at risk of losing their family and fortune through their passion and desire to be … Read more

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS JOINS 19TH CENTURY ‘THE ASPERN PAPERS

JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS JOINS 19TH CENTURY ‘THE ASPERN PAPERS’ WITH JOELY RICHARDSON, VANESSA REDGRAVE! Jonathan Rhys Meyers! He has just joined Joely Richard- son and her mother Vanessa Redgrave in the big screen adaptation of Henry James novel THE ASPERN PAPERS The 19th century movie follows Morton Vint (Jona- than Rhys Meyers), a young writer and publisher fascinated by iconic romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern,  who strives to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful mistress Juliana Bordereau. Now, decades later, Juliana (Vanessa Redgrave) lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece (Joely Richardson), whom she dominates … Read more

John Thornton, Look Back at Me – pt 20

Chapter 20      A Dinner and a Rose   The following week, John visited Slickson to talk about the rumors of his retirement from the cotton business. “John, I admit that I’ve been giving it some thought and somehow a rumor has spread that I’m getting ready to sell.  That part is not exactly true because I’ve not made a firm decision.  However, my wife is in a state of health that will not allow us to travel for many more years. “I’m very sorry to hear that.”  John said. “Thank you, I know that you mean that, John.  Over … Read more