The Collection – Sept 01, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON POST WW2 SET FASHION HOUSE TV SERIES ‘THE COLLECTION’ WITH TOM RILEY AND RICHARD COYLE!’THE COLLECTION’ WW2 SET FASHION SERIES WITH TOM RILEY AND RICHARD COYLE

tumblr_o4qwrpeZ4S1qc4070o1_r1_1280Here’s something we are definitely looking forward to in the future: lavish new period set drama series, the first one ever from UK Amazon, THE COLLECTION set in a post WW2 fashion house with cast lead by our beloved Tom Riley and Richard Coyle! Written and executive produced by Oliver Goldstick (Desperate Housewives, Lipstick Jungle) the series has already been sold to national televisions around Europe and today you can enjoy some of the gorgeous new photos which have arrived to us recently! As you can expect the drama will be filled with stylish and luxurious fashion of the 1947 French capital!

IT’S NOT WHAT THEY’RE WEARING BUT WHAT THEY’RE COVERING UP

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The eight part series is the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house, emerging from the dark days of the Nazi Occupation, now ushering in a new golden age of design and business. Centred on two very different brothers, the drama exposes the grit behind the glamour and the treachery beneath the trappings of this empire, and all who work there.RICHARD COYLE IS THE BOSS

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Our dear British star Richard Coyle is returning again to historical genre after the godawful ‘Crossbones’ two years ago playing Paul Sabine, the couturier with a romantic vision that he hopes will resuscitate a beleaguered, post war Paris. Ambitious, dashing and street savvy, he is a beguiling figure who’s climbed a long way from his scrappy beginnings.

 

TOM RILEY IS GAY GENIUS

That irresistibly handsome devil Tom Riley tumblr_o4urbuw4x61qc4070o1_540(from ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ whose almost entire crew is working on this series as well) takes on the role of Paul’s brother Claude Sabine, the true but hidden genius behind the Paul Sabine label. He is a rebellious, romantic spirit, forced to hide his homosexuality during the Occupation, who’s traded a public face for personal freedom.FRANCES DE LA TOUR STARS

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Their formidable mother, the scheming matriarch Yvette Sabine, is played by Frances De la Tour (who was wonderful in ITV’s sitcom ‘Vicious’) — a woman who will stop at nothing to use her sons to help achieve her own thwarted ambitions. Meryl Streep’s daughter Mamie Gummer is Helen Sabine, Paul’s American wife, an ex-pat who’s called Paris home for over a decade. Jenna Thiam is Nina, the working class daughter of the Maison’s chief seamstress and the unexpected beauty who becomes the iconic face of the label. James Cosmo is Jules Trouvier, the silent partner who bankrolls the Sabine.

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Episode 1×01; Sep 1, 2016   Amazon Prime

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Source: HOLLYWOOD SPY: PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON POST WW2 SET FASHION HOUSE TV SERIES ‘THE COLLECTION’ WITH TOM RILEY AND RICHARD COYLE!

Recommend – Lorna Doone 2000

A fairly dark and blurry video for a nice movie.  Made in 2000, there were very few trailers being made back then.

Period Drama: Romance

IMDb link: Lorna Doone (2000)

Filmed in London and Wales, this two-part adaptation of the oft-dramatized R.D. Blackmore novel Lorna Doone was praised for its realism, though one or two nitpickers pointed out that the costumes were not all “in period” for 17th century Scotland. This time around, Amelia Warner starred as the titular Lorna, whose romance with young John Ridd (Richard Coyle) was imperiled by the bloody, long-standing feud between the Doones and the Ridds. The show was stolen by Martin Clunes in the flashy role of the redoubtable Jeremy Stickles. Lorna Doone aired over BBC1 on December 24 and 26, 2000.

The year is 1675. England is threatened by religious and political rivalries. King Charles II’s Catholic brother, James, is next in line for the throne, but many Protestants put their faith in Charles’ illegitimate son, The Duke of Monmouth. On the king’s death, conflict is inevitable… Over seven days journey from London, Exmoor is a primitive and lawless area. Here, farmer Jack Ridd lives with his wife Sarah, son John, and two daughters. The only shadow over their simple life is cast by the notorious outlaw family the Doones. The aristocratic Doones were banished from their ancestral lands and now live through looting, theft, and murder. Their brutality is legendary…

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Cast: Martin Clunes, Richard Coyle, Aiden Gillen, Amelia Warner, Anthony Calf, James MaAvoy

Setting:
Exmoor, U.K.

Filming locations:
Brecon Beacons, U.K.
Hampton Court Palace, London, U.K.
Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, U.K.

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This was interesting to see Richard Coyle as a romantic lead.  This is one of the first dvds of period drama that I bought,

Also see:

IMDb link: Lorna Doone (1990)