Gunpowder is set in the year 1605 and chronicles the attempt made by Fawkes and a group of provincial English Catholics to blow up the House of Lords and kill King James I, all in an effort to help restore a Catholic to the crown. Among them was Robert Catesby, who was said to be the mastermind behind the operation. The plot was ultimately thwarted by authorities after explosives were spotted near Westminster Palace.
KIT HARINGTON TO LEAD BBC 17TH CENTURY DRAMA ‘GUNPOWDER’ ON GUY FAWKES? KIT HARINGTON TO LEAD ‘GUNPOWDER’ GUY FAWKES BBC PERIOD SET SERIES? Now here are most exciting news for you, spylings: as latest rumours from United Kingdom suggest, Game of Thrones star Kit Harington could go back to costume drama again (to which he is no stranger because he also starred in Pompei and Seventh Son) as the lead in BBC’s new epic series GUNPOWDER! He will also produce the three hour long episode mini series on the 17th century Guy Fawkes from the famous gunpowder treason in which … Read more
Adapted by Calendar Girls’ Juliette Towhidi, tells of how the author postponed her studies to Oxford to serve as a nurse in the Great War, during which she lost her fiance and brother. After the war, she tried to resume her life but found herself part of a lost generation, returning to Oxford and becoming a feminist and a writer. Starring Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain Kit Harington as Roland Leighton Hayley Atwell as Hope Dominic West as Mr. Brittain Emily Watson as Mrs. Brittain Colin Morgan as Victor Richardson Taron Egerton as Edward Brittain Miranda Richardson as … Read more