Catherine The Great

HBO VERSION OF THE TRAILER

I‘ve already showed you Sky‘s trailer for it, but now HBO has released their own one for CATHERINE THE GREAT four part mini historical series with Helen Mirren! The series will follow the late years of the 18th century

Helen Mirren already played English queens Elizabeth I and II

Russian tzarina as she enters the relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, Russian empress

The series will air on Sky in Europe, and HBO in USA this Autumn

Catherine the Great develops a unique and devoted relationship with him as they overcome their adversaries and serve as the architects of modern-day

The series follows the relationship between Catherine and Potemkin

Russia. The cast will also include Joseph Quinn, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, and Richard Roxburgh. Check out HBO’s trailer below which is much more dynamic and atmospheric than the Sky’s one.

 

Robert The Bruce – UK Theater release June 28th

ROBERT THE BRUCE IS FIGHTING FOR SCOTLAND IN THE TRAILER FOR THE 14TH CENTURY EPIC MOVIE WITH ANGUS MACFADYEN, JARED HARRIS, ZACH MCGOWAN

‘ROBERT THE BRUCE’
EPIC TRAILER WITH ANGUS MACFADYEN AS SCOTTISH KING
The movie will air this month at the Edinburgh Film Festival

Something epic for you, first trailer and poster for Robert THE BRUCEa medieval adventure starring Angus Macfadyen as the famous Scottish warrior whom he already played in Mel Gibson’s Braveheart! The film will be hitting UK cinemas June 28th. Directed by Richard Gray, the movie about the nobleman turned outlaw hero who was crowned king of Scots in the 14th century, also stars Jared Harris as Robert the Bruce’s enemy John Comyn, together with Anna Hutchison, Patrick Fugit, Zach 

The movie features music from Scottish music star Lulu

McGowan, Diarmaid Murtagh, Gabriel Bateman, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Emma Kenney, Mhairi Calvey as Robert’s wife Elizabeth de Burgh, and Kevin McNally.

ROBERT THE BRUCE 
 explores the lost months during a long, harsh 1306 winter when Robert, injured and pursued across the Highlands by his enemies, takes shelter with

The film continues the story seen in Braveheart and painfully bad Outlaw King

the steely Morag (Anna Hutchinson) and her fearless children. Restored to health and spurred on by this humble family’s resilience and courage, Bruce finally finds the resolve to rally his people and lead his country to hard-fought independence.

 

 

The Spanish Princess – May 5th on STARZ

  ‘THE SPANISH PRINCESS’
LAVISH NEW TRAILER

Glorious new trailer comes from Starz today, along with the May 5th airing date, for the sequel to their successful White Queen and White Princess series, super epic  THE SPANISH PRINCESS which is, technically speaking, a sort of a prequel to famous The Tudors! As you can see from the trailer the sets, cinematography, and costumes will be as lavish and breathtaking as they were in White Princess, one of the most beautifully done epic sagas we’ve ever seen. Count your days till spring when the new series airs! Poldark’s and Beowulf’s Stephen Woolfenden is directing!


The Spanish Princess will air May 5th at Starz
Click on the photo to enjoy the ladies in all their glory!
THE SPANISH PRINCESS
will see Charlotte Hope playing the young princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in rain lashed

Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen are the king and queen of England

England with her glorious court. She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie) dies suddenly, the throne seems lost

First look at Charlotte Hope as The Spanish Princess

to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and

Princess Catherine of Aragon arrives to England to marry the heir

headstrong Prince Harry (Ruairi O’Connor) who will one day rule as King Henry VIII. The cast will also include Elliot Cowan as Henry VII of England,

Catherine will have black court lady in the series

Alexandra Moen as his wife Elizabeth of York, Olly Rix, Laura Carmichael, Philip Cumbus and others. Check out the new magnificent

The series is based on Philippa Gregory’s best selling historical book!

trailer below for the new series! White Queen and White Princess scribeEmma Frost and Matthew Graham are already planning adaptations of Philipa Gregory’s novels Constant Princess and King’s Curse.

 

Victoria S3 starts Sunday January 13th (US and CA)

THE SHOCK! THE SCANDAL! VICTORIA EPIC TV SERIES SEASON 3 TO START AIRING THIS SUNDAY ON PBS BEFORE EVEN SETTING UK AIRING DATE!

‘VICTORIA’ TV SERIES
SEASON 3 STARTS THIS SUNDAY!
Season 3 arrives this Sunday on PBS!

The shock! The scandal, and a royal one too! Listen to this: the long awaited third season of super popular British epic drama VICTORIA will start airing in Northern America on PBS Masterpiece from this Sunday, January 13th, before even setting its British airing date! This is the first time in history something like this happens! The British fans are flabbergasted that the series won’t hit ITV screens first (and we don’t even know when it will). Anyhow, all is set for the eight new episodes to start airing in USA this weekend. The story of the new season will be set in 1848 a turbulent and uncertain time for both Europe and the British monarchy. With

The third season should end with the eight episode on March 3rd

revolutions on the continent and the Chartist movement reaching its peak in London, VICTORIA is under pressure from the government to leave London for her own safety. The queen will also face the traumatic impact of a cholera

Tom Hughes and Jenna Coleman will play the royal couple again

epidemic on the streets of London and also an assassination attempt. And of course, there will be more royal babies as well, as the queen kept them coming like hot cakes.

THE NEW COURT MEMBERS

The new season will have eight episodes!

ITV has also revealed new cast members who will joinJenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughesas Prince Albert! If you were in tears after Leo Sutter’s character was killed in the last season finale, do not despair, a new hunk is arriving to the court: Laurence Fox will play Lord Palmerston, the wayward Foreign Secretary! Kate Fleetwood will portray Feodora, Victoria’s mysterious sister who makes an unexpected return into the Queen’s life. Not everyone will be happy! The eight episode season

Jenna Coleman said that she might be leaving the series soon as the queen is getting older in the story and the cast will have to change with older actors

three has also added John Sessions as Prime Minister John Russell, Lily Travers as the Duchess of Monmouth, Nicholas Audsley, David Burnett

The queen is facing revolution, cholera, new babies and exile in the new season

and Emily Forbes to the cast. Previous two seasons traditionally aired in Autumn with a magnificently festive Christmas special on Christmas Day! The third season took longer to shoot and the airing schedule was thus changed.

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King Lear with Anthony Hopkins

 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.

 

 

The Crown – S3

JOSH O’CONNOR IS
PRINCE CHARLES IN ‘THE CROWN’ SEASON 3 AT NETFLIX

In a piece of news that might excite all of you devoted fans of God’s Own Country, last year’s best movie, its star Josh O’Connor is apparently going to play young Prince Charles in the third season of Netflix’ popular series THE CROWNThe Durrells star will play the prince in his early 20s in the season that will see most of the cast replaced with older actors since it will be covering the mid 1960s all the way to mid 70s! Olivia Colman will play older Queen Elizabeth II, Tobias Menzies will be her husband Prince Philip, while Helena Bonham Carter, who was in the run for the lead role herself, will play her sister Princess Margaret.  Jason Watkins is also joining the cast as British Labour Prime

Josh O’Connor will play the future king

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown 1997

synopsis

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.

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