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 he must face a troubled past and a neglected family. Haunted by the death of his only son
Judi Dench already starred with Kenneth in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale
Hamnet, he struggles to mend the broken relationships with his wife (Judi Dench) and daughters. In so doing, he is forced to examine his own failings
Isn’t Sir Ian McKellen lovely as Lord Southampton?
as husband and father. His very personal search for the truth uncovers secrets and lies within a family at war. Sir Ian McKellen is his patron, the Earl of
Directed by Branagh, the movie was written by Black Adder’s Ben Elton
Southampton. Official movie release is set for February but it will play in selected theatres before Christmas ahead of Oscars nomination race.
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
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.
1470. Medici’s family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo (Daniel Sharman) is called to take his father’s place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management
|Sarah Parish, Danial Sharman and Bradley James as the Medicis!|
from them. As new head of Medici’s family he has to take care of his brother Giuliano (Bradley James) and his sister Bianca (Aurora Ruffino). He
|The third season is already shooting in Rome!|
marries Clarice Orsini (Synnove Karlsen), a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli (Sebastian de Souza) gives life to Renaissance.
|Synnove Karlsen plays Lorenzo’s wife Clarice Orsini|
His conflict with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its history, the Pazzi conspiracy.
Bradley James as Lorenzo’s brother Giuliano De Medici, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV, Julian Sands as Piero De Medici, Sarah Parish as
|Bradley James and Daniel Sharman as the Medici brothers|
Lorenzo’s and Giuliano’s mother Lucrezia De Medici, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo De Pazzi, Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati and others.
Canadian director Christian Duguay is already helming the third season MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT PART II in Rome with Francesco
|Alessandra Mastronardi is Lorenzo’s love interest Lucrezia Donati|
Montanari joining the cast as radical preacher Girolamo Savonarola, who became leader of Florence after the Medici family’s overthrow in 1494.
|Sean Bean as Medici’s enemy Jacopo de Pazzi with his sons!|
Lorenzo De Medici has now become a man who will have to fight against his demons and defend Florence from new internal and external threats! He will
|Francesco Montanari is playing Girolamo Savonarola in the third season|
find himself clashing more and more with the rising discontent of the people, who find their inspiration in the figure of Savonarola!
2ND SEASON TRAILER REVEALED!
|You probably remember that your spy’s favourite epic series last year was Medici: Masters of Florence! The first season was absolutely magnificent and it seems the second one could be, at least its name says so, the same: MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENTis ready to start airing on Italian national broadcaster RAI October 23rd and we can hope it will air its English language version sometime this winter on NetflixUnlike the first season which followed Cosimo Medici in the amazing performance of Richard Madden, this one will focus on his grandsons Lorenzo, played by Daniel Sharman, and his brother Giuliano, played by Bradley James. The cast will also include Sarah Parish as their mother Lucrezia, Sean Bean as their enemy Jacopo de’ Pazzi, Raoul Bova as Pope Sixtus IV, Sebastian de Souza as Sandro Botticelli and Alessandra Mastronardi as Lucrezia Donati!
MEDICI: THE MAGNIFICENT
has the story set in 1470. Medici’s family power has been consolidated over time. Lorenzo is called to take his father’s place after an attempt on his life which reveals years of poor bank management from them. As new head of Medici’s family, he has to take care of his brother Giuliano and his sister Bianca. He marries Clarice Orsini, a noble woman from Rome, and his friendship with Botticelli gives life to Renaissance. His contrast with Pope Sixtus brings Florence to the most bloody moment of its History, the Pazzi conspiracy.
|The second season starts October 23rd in Italy|
|Sarah Parish, Daniel Sharman and Bradley James are the Medicis|
STARZ REVEALS FULL CAST! 8 episodes
Charlotte Hope will be Catherine of Aragon!
I‘ve already told you before that after the success of The White Princess, which was probably one of the best epic series last year, Starz is making THE SPANISH PRINCESS sequel series also based on Philippa Gregory‘s books, and now they’ve announced the cast too led by Charlotte Hopeand our dear Elliot Cowan!
THE TUDOR SAGA
Continuing the saga of the Tudor dynasty, it will be a powerful, epic story that not only returns the audience to the world of royal court intrigue as seen
Alicia Boracherro, Elliot Cowan and Alexandra Moen will rule the courts
uniquely through the perspective of the women, but also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history – the lives of people of colour, living and working in 16th century London.ELLIOT COWAN RULES THE COURT
In the focus of it all is Charlotte Hope as young Catherine of Aragon! Promised in marriage to the future King of England Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie), Catherine is the source of curiosity, resentment and suspicion among
Olly Rix, Richard Pepper and Philip Cumbus will hunk up the cast!
her new family; the formidable Margaret Beaufort (Harriet Walter), Arthur’s guardian Margaret (Maggie) Pole (Laura Carmichael), Arthur’s charismatic brother Prince Harry who will become King Henry VIII (Ruairi O’Connor), his sister Margaret (Meg) Tudor (Georgie Henley), their father
Alan McKenna, Jordan Renzo and Aaron Cobham!
King Henry Tudor (Elliot Cowan) and mother Queen Elizabeth (Alexandra Moen). Philip Cumbus will play famous Thomas Wolsey. When Prince Arthur dies shortly after their wedding, Catherine finds her future as Queen in question and at the mercy of a divided Tudor court under the threat of
Angus Imrie, Laura Carmichael and Georgie Henley!
enemies both abroad and closer to home. Catherine’s ladies will be played by Nadia Parkes, as Rosa, and Stephanie Levi John, as Lina de Cardonnes! Aaron Cobham will play a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo. Alan McKenna will be Tudor noble Richard Pole with Richard Pepper as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire! Our dear Olly Rix will play Edward Stafford and
Stephanie Levi John, Ruairi O’Connor and Harriet Walter.
Jordan Renzo will be Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira will be De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Spanish star Alicia Borrachero! PS in other news from the period set TV series front, The Durrells is getting the fourth season, and there are rumours that Lord of the Rings series at Amazon might focus on young Aragorn, prince of Gondor!
|Jack Lowden (left) plays one of Mary’s husbands|
Jack Lowden, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle and Joe Alvyn also star. Spy on it more here!
2018 Release. Will be filming until Dec 2017
|Daniel Sharman takes over the lead role from Richard Madden|
More photos coming.
Courtesy Hollywood Spy
PERIOD SET FRIDAY: BRADLEY JAMES, SEAN BEAN, DANIEL SHARMAN, RAOUL BOVA, SARAH PARISH JOIN ‘MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE’ EPIC TV SERIES 2ND SEASON!
The most beautiful piece of info ever as the highlight of the coming period set ! Those who know the spy probably remember when I said I was gonna ditch MEDICI: MASTERS OF FLORENCE after it was shockingly announced that Richard Madden won’t be starring in the second season, but now that the new cast has been announced for the sophomore run of the magnificent epic TV series I’m definitely watching since our dearest King Arthur Bradley James (Yessss…)has been cast in the role of Giuliano Medici! The main star of the second season, which starts shooting next month, will, however, be Daniel Sharman as his brother Lorenzo the Magnificent, the grandson of Madden’s Cosimo Medici who was the star of the first season. The eight part series will also include Julian Sands as Lorenzo and Giuliano’s father, Piero, and Sebastian De Souza as their friend, Sandro Botticelli. The pope will be played, believe it or not, by sinfully gorgeous Italian superstar Raoul Bova and Sean Bean will portray the family’s greatest rival and enemy Jacoppo Pazzi. Sarah Parish (who is no stranger to epic series as she already starred in Pillars of the Earth and Atlantis) will play the new, older version of Lorenzo’s mother while Alessandra Mastronardi will play his mistress! Italian RAI and Netflix are producing the series again to air it sometime next year. De Souza, Sharman and Bova, left to right, will star in the second seasonMASTERS OF FLORENCE
The second season of the best epic series in last ten years, will be set 20 years after the events of the first. A young Lorenzo, the grandson of Richard Madden’s character Cosimo from the first series, is forced totake over the family bank, which has been mismanaged by his father. As Lorenzo, his brother, and Botticelli set about trying to make Florence a great financial and cultural center, they face off against the Pazzi family, and Pope Sixtus IV. Alessandra Mastronardi and Sarah Parish will be the female leads
AARON TAYLOR JOHNSON JOINS CHRIS PINE IN EPIC ‘OUTLAW KING’
Great epic news today, people! Earlier this year it was reported that Chris Pine will play Robert the Bruce, the hero of Scottish war for independ- ence, and now Aaron Taylor Johnson has been cast as his right hand man, another 14th century Scottish legend James Douglas in Netflix’s movie OUTLAW KING
No date given
As the son of the first noble to support William Wallace when he fomented the first movement toward independence from the English, Douglas saw his father’s lands given away, and after being denied them by the English king, he joined Robert the Bruce as an outcast properly motivated to avenge his loss. Together, they learned guerilla fighting tactics that led to years of surprise attacks, sacked castles and, finally, independence. David Mackenzie is directing.
Films set in the Renaissance period – the magic of the bygone era is enhanced thanks to famous historical figures like William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth. Films set in the Renaissance period often celebrate the era by showcasing sumptuous costumes, beautiful settings and romantic storylines. These are the best of the best but in no specific order. This is a difficult film era to pick the best as there are so many favored.
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