The Second Sleep

All civilizations think they are invulnerable. History warns us none is.

1468. A young priest, Christopher Fairfax, arrives in a remote Exmoor village to conduct the funeral of his predecessor. The land around is strewn with ancient artifacts – coins, fragments of glass, human bones – which the old parson used to collect. Did his obsession with the past lead to his death?

As Fairfax is drawn more deeply into the isolated community, everything he believes – about himself, his faith and the history of his world – is tested to destruction.

 

Biography

Robert Harris is the author of Pompeii, Enigma, and Fatherland. He has been a television correspondent with the BBC and a newspaper columnist for the London Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. His novels have sold more than ten million copies and been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Berkshire, England, with his wife and four children.

The Last Kingdom – S4

SEASON FOUR PHOTOS ARE IN

Good news, people: Netflix has released first photos of Alexander Dreymon in the fourth season of their super popular 9th century epic series THE LAST KINGDOM which is currently in production. Bad news: it seems

Alexander Dreymon returns to the role of Uhtred, the bravest man in the kingdom

it won’t air any time soon, but sometime next year. Alexander Dreymon is again playing Lord Uhtred of Babenberg who, after the death of King Alfred of

The fourth season should be based on 2013 The Pagan Lord book

Wessex, will now have to lend his help and support to his son against his ruthless mother and her evil minions. As we’ve seen at the end of season three, she has no intention of respecting her late husband’s final wish of Uhtred becoming the new king’s right hand and the protector of the kingdom. The new ten-episode season of the historical series is being shot over in Hungary.

Finan and Uhtred will get into new mischievous adventures no doubt

If the producers will stick to the Bernard Cornwell‘s books the new season should see Uhtred’s grown up kids as well! Beside Mark Rowley, Ian Hart, Arnas Fedaravicius, Toby Regbo, Millie Brady and others in the old cast, we will also see Stefanie Martini as Eadith, Uhtred’s new love, and always lovely Jamie Blackley as Aethelred’s new right hand Eardwulf.

Large battle scenes are being shot near Budapest, Hungary.   Releasing in 2020

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.

 

 

Ophelia Cinema June 28th

OPHELIA PERIOD SET DRAMA WITH DAISY RIDLEY, NAOMI WATTS, CLIVE OWEN, TOM FELTON FINALLY GETS A TRAILER AND RELEASE DATE!

   ‘OPHELIA’ TRAILER SENDS
Ophelia finally arrives next June!

DAISY RIDLEY INTO 14TH CENTURY

Even though it premiered back at the very beginning of 2018 at Sundance Film Festival, OPHELIA period set drama is finally getting a theatre release this summer, opening in Northern American cinemas June 28th! The reimagining of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet has the story told from Ophelia’s perspective! The movie, set in the 14th century but spoken in modern language, is based on the award-winning book by Lisa Klein and is

Massimo Cantini did the amazing costumes in the movie

also directed by a woman – Claire McCarthy who is currently directing BBC epic series The Luminaries, an adventure mystery set in the midst of New Zealand’s 1860’s gold rush!

THE STORY OF OPHELIA
Daisy Ridley appears in the movie as the titular character. She plays the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the Queen Gertrude of Danmark (played by

Daisy Ridley plays the lead role of Ophelia in the film

Naomi Watts) who took her into Elsinore Castle as a rebellious and motherless child! Soon enough, Ophelia captures the attention of the young

Naomi Watts plays Gertrude the Queen of Denmark!

Prince Hamlet (played by George MacKay) and a forbidden love blossoms and passionate romance kindles between the two in secret! As the kingdom is

The dialogues in the movie are spoken in modern language.

on the brink of war amidst its own political intrigue, lust and betrayal begin to tear Elsinore Castle apart from within in this reimagining of the famed

The movie is based on an award winning book by Lisa Klein

Hamlet. When Hamlet’s father is murdered and the prince’s wits begin to unravel into an insatiable quest for vengeance, Ophelia sharply navigates the

Clive Owen plays evil king Claudius.

rules of power in Denmark all while struggling to choose between her true love and her own life. The movie, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival also stars Clive Owen as Claudius and Tom Felton as Laertes with Nathaniel Parker as the king!

 

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.