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 DancyRomola GaraiHugh BonnevilleBarbara HersheyGreta ScacchiAmanda RootDavid BamberAllan CordunerAnna SteelNicholas DayJodhi MayCelia ImrieDaniel EvansMichael AttwellEdward Fox

Writer: George Eliot

 

 

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 with director Swati Bhise, her mother

the true story of Lakshmibai (played by Indian star Devika Bhise whom you have watched before in The Accidental Husband and The Man Who Knew

Lakshmibai was the queen of Jhansi in mid 19th century

Infinity with Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons), the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857. The movie has finished production earlier last winter and should probably be released sometime later this year.

Rani of Jhansi died in battle when she was just 30 with 5,000 of her soldiers