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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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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Vanity Fair 2018

Begins NOW~ Sunday, September 2, 2018  (7 episodes) PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON VICTORIAN TV SAGA ‘VANITY FAIR’ WITH OLIVIA COOKE, TOM BATEMAN, CHARLIE ROWE, SURRANE JONES, FRANCES DE LA TOUR! MEET ALL THE CHARACTERS!    ‘VANITY FAIR’ VICTORIAN SAGA 3 Sep 9, 2018 Episode 3 2 Sep 3, 2018 Episode 2 1 Sep 2, 2018 Episode 1 Vanity Fair starts tonight on British ITV! Believe it or not, Autumn unofficially starts today and the first historical series to open the new season tonight on ITV is the latest small screen adaptation of William Thackeray‘s novel VANITY FAIR (if I got it right it will also …

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Far From the Maddening Crowd 2015

THE STORY (no spoilers): Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) arrives to live with her aunt Mrs. Hurst on a farm in Wessex (a partially fictionalized region in south-west England) and befriends a neighbor Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts) who is renting a sheep farm next to them. He has loans but improving fortunes that will bring him prosperity and his own land someday. Bathsheba is intelligent and beautiful but has little fortunes of her own. Though Gabriel declares his interest in marriage, Bathsheba is independent and doesn’t wish to be tied down. The tide of fortunes will swirl for each of them …

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The Elephant Man 2019

The 2×90 minute drama biopic, from The Missing and Requiem producer New Pictures, will chart Merrick’s extraordinary story from his working-class beginnings in Leicestershire, through the work-houses, music halls and freak shows that punctuated 19th Century culture to his time at the London Hospital and his friendship with Dr Frederick Treves. Commissioned by Piers Wenger, Controller of BBC Drama, and Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, and written by Neil McKay (Moorside), the series will be directed by Richard Laxton (Mum). Executive producers are Elaine Pyke and Charlie Pattinson for New Pictures and Tommy Bulfin for BBC. Producer is Tom Mullens (Poldark). all3media will handle international distribution and is …

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The Alienist S2 – now aka The Angel of Darkness

The Alienist season 2 is happening, with a new title The core cast of The Alienist will return for a sequel series entitled The Angel Of Darkness. Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning will all reprise their roles for TNT’s follow-up series, which will presumably air on Netflix here in the UK. The series’ return and its new title won’t come as a huge surprise to fans who’ve read up on the show’s history: after all, The Alienist was based on a novel of the same name by Caleb Carr, and The Angel Of Darkness is the title of his sequel book. TNT initially announced The Alienist as a …

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The Areonauts

PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE AND FELICITY JONES  Just a few weeks ago you saw the first set photos of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones in Tom Harper’s historical adventure THE AERONAUTS in which they play pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher who, back in 1862, find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon, and today you can check out the first official photo! Tom Courtenay and Vincent Perezalso star. Click on the photo to see it in bigger size!

Death and Nightingales BBC 2- 3 part series

 ‘DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES’ 1ST BBC SERIES PHOTOS WITH JAMIE DORNAN, MATTHEW RHYS BBC hasreleased first photos from their new three-part period set mini-series DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES with Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys and Ann Skelly! A story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, it is set in the haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. It’s a world of spies, confessions and double dealings where neighbours observe each other and inform. The tale takes place over a desperately tense 24-hour period. It’s Beth Winters’ (Ann Skelly) 23rd birthday and also the day she has decided to join the charming Liam Ward (Jamie Dornan) to escape from her limited life …

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Black 47

  Ireland 1847 REVENGE STORY STARRING JIM BROADBENT AND HUGO WEAVING It’s 1847 and Ireland is in the grip of the Great Famine that has ravaged the country for two long years. Feeney, a hardened Irish Ranger who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, abandons his post to return home and reunite with his estranged family. He’s seen more than his share of horrors but nothing prepares him for the famine’s hopeless destruction of his homeland. He discovers his mother starved to death and his brother hanged by the brutal hand of the English. With little else to …

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Swords and Sceptres 2018

POSTER WITH RUPERT EVERETT AND DEREK JACOBI Swords and Sceptres is coming out sometime this year Now, this one still does not have a release date nor a trailer, but here is the first poster for India set epic movie SWORDS AND SCEPTRES which boasts a rather strong British cast lead by Derek Jacobi as Lord Palmerston, Rupert Everett as Sir Hugh Rose, Nathaniel Parker as Sir Robert Hamilton and Jodhi May as Queen Victoria herself! SWORDS AND SCEPTRES also starring Ben Lamb and directed by female director Swati Bhise (the producer of Dev Patel‘s The Man Who Knew Infinity), is a sweeping historical tale of women’s empowerment, which brings Devika Bhise also wrote the movie …

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Dickinson (TV series)

   HAILEE STEINFELD TO LEAD We’ve really had a great week announcing new period set projects and here’s another one to finish it in the same vein:Hailee Steinfeld will lead Apple’s costume series DICKINSON on the famous American poet, but it will be a half hour comedy series!  DICKINSON  will be set in the 1800’s during Emily Dickinson’s era with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view. Dickinson …

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Death and Nightingales (BBC epic saga)

JAMIE DORNAN & MATTHEW RHYS TO LEAD BBC EPIC SAGA  (TBA) Irish hunk Jamie Dornan will take the male lead BBC 2 is planning to turn Eugene McCabe‘s novel DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES into a period set mini-series, and now we have the cast! Jamie Dornan and Matthew Rhys will lead the three-part saga together with young Ann Skelly! DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES is a riveting story of love, betrayal, deception, and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885. A place where neighbors observe each other and inform, a world of spies, confessions and double-dealing; where a pervading sense of beauty is shot through with menace …

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