Epic New Period Dramas Coming (pt3) 2019

THE SPANISH PRINCESS After White Queen and White Princess, Starz will offer us more royal drama in THE SPANISH PRINCESS which will see Charlotte Hope playing theSpanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, as she navigates the royal lineage of England with an eye on the throne. Elliot Cowan and Olly Rix also star. Spy more here! LAMBS OF GOD Australian Foxtel is preparing gothic tale LAMBS OF GOD in which Ann Dowd, Essie Davis and Jessica Barden are playing three nuns whose life in solitude, far away from the rest of the world in a remote and rugged island on the coast, is interrupted by the arrival of a hot as hell priest played by Sam Reid. Spy more here! …

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Epic Period Dramas Coming (pt2) 2019

GENTLEMAN JACK BBC is also preparing 19th century series set in Shibden Hall where GENTLEMAN JACK also known as Anne Lister (Surrane Jones) returnsto Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall. But to do that she will dress and act as a man! Spy more here! BEECHAM HOUSE Rival ITV is taking us to 19th century India in six part saga BEECHAM HOUSE starring Tom Bateman, Kabir Bedi and Leo Suter! This lavishly exotic saga will offer us a look at the lives of residents living in a Delhi mansion during the cusp of 19th century. Spy more here! CATHERINE …

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UPCOMING NEW EPIC DRAMAS (part1) 2019

MOST ANTICIPATED EPIC & PERIOD SET 2019 SERIES: CATHERINE THE GREAT, BEECHAM HOUSE, MEDICI, WAR OF THE WORLDS, HIS DARK MATERIALS, NAME OF THE ROSE, SPANISH PRINCESS, LES MISERABLES AND OTHERS! LES MISERABLES One of the first ones to arrive is BBC One’s six part adaptation of LES MISERABLES which will air in UK from December 30th and later on at PBStoo. Starring Lily Collins and Dominic West it is set against a backdrop of post-Napoleonic France as unrest begins to grip the city of Paris once more. Spy more here!     THE LONG SONG Arriving a bit sooner, also on BBC One, from December 18th …

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1ST ‘ALL IS TRUE’ TRAILER

KENNETH BRANAGH FILM WITH JUDI DENCH, IAN MCKELLEN 1st trailer has been released for Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare drama ALL IS TRUE which also stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen! The story The movie will get a limited week long release in December ahead of the awards season but will get official release date in 2019 is set in 1613 when Shakespeare is acknowledged as the greatest writer of the age. But disaster strikes when his renowned Globe Theatre burns to the The movie is getting limited December release ahead of the awards race ground. Devastated, Shakespeare returns to Stratford, where …

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Les Miserables’s First Trailer (no singing) Dec 30th

FIRST TRAILER FOR BBC & PBS EPIC TV SERIES LES MISERABLES WITH LILY COLLINS, DOMINIC WEST, JOSH O’CONNOR, OLIVIA COLMAN, DEREK JACOBI (For me the biggest draw to “yet another”  Les’ Miz is the fact that it is being done by Andrew Davis) ‘LES MISERABLES’ Les Miserables starts December 30th! BBC TV SERIES TRAILER IS HERE! Its already quite clear that in the whole slate of festive delights BBC One has prepared for the upcoming December holidays, the latest six part TV series adaptation of famous LES MISERABLES will probably be the highlight of Christmas 2018! The series is hitting the small screens at …

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Medici: The Magnificent

NETFLIX RELEASES 1ST TRAILER FOR MEDICI THE MAGNIFICENT EPIC TV SERIES WITH DANIEL SHARMAN, BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN, SARAH PARISH, RAOUL BOVA, JULIAN SANDS! 3RD SEASON IN WORKS  ‘MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT’    c.1470 TRAILER FOR NETFLIX EPIC SAGA Netflix has released for the second season of Medici: Masters of Florence epic TV series, Medici should start soon on Netflix! this time titled MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT which already aired in Italy, but will air on Netflix soon too! It sees Daniel Sharmanplaying Cosimo’s grandson Lorenzo De Medici who is now taking over the family’s business.   THE ART OF REVO- LUTION 1470. Medici’s family power has been …

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Medieval

 FIRST ‘MEDIEVAL’ PHOTOS FROM THE CZECH EPIC! First photos coming from the sets of new historical adventure MEDIEVAL which sees American actor Ben Foster playing Czech national hero and warlord Jan Zizka who was a powerful figure in the famous Hussite wars in the medieval times. With the massive budget of about $20 million, the new historical movie is currently shooting on the sets near Prague and around Czech republic. Superhunky Czech actor and judo champion Petr Jakl is both writing and directing the movie! He is not the only athlete in the production as legendary Czech decathlon world recorder Roman Sebrle is also in the cast! William Moseley, Ben Foster and …

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Bright Star 2009 c. 1818

In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is introduced to poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) through the Dilke family. The Dilkes occupy one half of a double house, with Charles Brown (Paul Schneider) occupying the other half. Brown is Keats’ friend, roommate, and associate in writing. Fanny’s flirtatious personality contrasts with Keats’ notably more aloof nature. She begins to pursue him after her siblings Samuel and Toots obtain his book of poetry “Endymion”. Her efforts to interact with the poet are fruitless until he witnesses her grief for the loss of his brother Tom. Keats begins to open …

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Robin Hood 2010

In the year 1199, Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) serves as a common archer in the army of King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston). A veteran of Richard’s crusade, he now takes part in the siege of Chalus Castle. Disillusioned and war-weary, he gives a frank but unflattering appraisal of the King’s conduct when the King asks his opinion, and Robin and his comrades—archers Allan A’Dayle (Alan Doyle) and Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes) and soldier Little John (Kevin Durand)—find themselves in the stocks. When the King is slain during an attack on the castle, Robin and his men decide to free themselves and desert. They come across an ambush of the English royal guard by Godfrey …

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Daniel Deronda 2002

  This always seems to be listed in the “the top” drama films on period drama.  I loved it and own it.  I can recommend a rental, at the least. There were any trailers made at the time, but a fan made one that seems to impart the feeling of the film. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get even more complicated. Cast: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root, David Bamber, Allan Corduner, Anna …

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The ABC Murders

An Agatha Christie 1936 Novel    (rumored to release Dec 25th) BBC One and Amazon have released the first photo of John Malkovich as Inspector Hercule Poirot in “The ABC Murders,” the upcoming three-part mini-series which Alex Gabassi (“The Frankenstein Chronicles”) is directing. The series has once again been adapted by Mammoth Screen and writer Sarah Phelps following their limited series adaptations of “And Then There Were None,” “The Witness for the Prosecution” and “Ordeal by Innocence”. Set in 1933, a serial killer is terrorising Britain – striking in a methodical pattern of killing people whose names and suburbs all …

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