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 …

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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 CROWN! The 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, …

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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 …

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Versailles – Final Season Poster

FINAL SEASON POSTER IS HERE! Both great and sad news people coming from George Blagden‘s King Louis XIV royal court: French epic TV saga VERSAILLES returns to Canal + March 27th with the third season (it will air in USA on Ovation October 3rd) The third season will sadly be the final one as well but as Alexander Vlahos, who plays his brother Duke of Orleans, has confirmed today – it will also be the final season! You can check out the magnificent first poster today and stay tuned for the first trailer!

“The King” – King Henry for Netflix

While we are waiting to see Chris Pine as a Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King later this year, it seems Netflix is preparing another royal project. THE KING will star Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet as king Henry V! Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier were just some of the actors who portrayed the king famous for the battle at Agincourt. THE KING, directed by David Michod, will see Chalamet playing the king  who, after his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, takes over the crown in the early 1400s. The reluctant ruler …

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Mary Queen of Scots (Epic) New images

Photo updates from some of our most anticipated 2018 period set projects this Saturday, people! The spy has found a few new photos from MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS which arrives (or possibly rides as you can see in one of  the photos) into theatres this September starring two current Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as English queen Elizabeth depicted at the time when the Scottish queen plotted against her cousin Elizabeth in order to take over her throne which only led to her own demise. Notice the intricate details on Mary’s gown!  Releases USA November 02, 2018 Filming Locations Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, UK Derbyshire, …

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Paul Bettany to play Prince Philip in The Crown – Season 3 and 4

Over at Netflix, the latest gossip coming from Daily Mail say that Paul Bettany is currently negotiating to replace Matt Smith in their THE CROWN series playing a mature age Prince Philip. The 1970s and the 1980s in the life of the British monarch will see Helena Bonham Carter playing Princess Margaret and Olivia Colman taking over the role of queen Elizabeth II. Paul Bettany is negotiating to play Prince Philip in seasons 3 and 4

“Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents”

PBS: Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents Sundays, January 28 – February 11, 10-11 pm ET This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the queen and the country. This series asks leading historians to each study the period from a different key players point of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players to reveal a covert …

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A Peek at a new Historical Drama – The Noble Coachman

I have just recently self-published a new novel of Historical Romance, which includes paranormal and mystery. I am giving the preview to this site and will include the first three chapters in the weeks ahead.  The digital download is available on Amazon for 3.99 US Website:  Gene Bohn Novels Summary: On a day of beauty and celebration, the life of one young Viscount Trevor Caldwell is irrevocably set off course when a heinous tragedy besets upon his family. Questioning his role, self-imposed guilt is heaped upon him, Trevor elects to abandon his home and station. Now living in London, under …

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The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new period set movie drama THE FAVOURITE has just cast Nicholas Hoult who will now join Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in the story that follows the political machinations behind the scenes during the reign of Queen Anne, the last monarch of the House of Stuarts. The story takes place between the end of the 17th century and first years of the 18th century, when Anne reigned from 1702-1707. Olivia Colman is set to play Queen Anne, with Rachel Weisz as her lady Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and Emma Stone as Abigail Masham, an impoverished, distant relative of …

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A Royal Night Out (2015)

Directed by Julian Jarrold. With Sarah Gadon, Emily Watson, Jack Reynor, Rupert Everett. On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance. Source: A Royal Night Out (2015) – IMDb UK Release  May 15, 2015 [polldaddy rating=”8036248″]