Swords and Sceptres 2018

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

Vanity Fair 1998

Vanity Fair 1998

 Vanity Fair 1998     (TV mini 1998-1999)
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Georgian  (Napoleonic Era)  1805
  TV Miniseries, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Drama
By Daisy Miller: This version of Vanity Fair is from the 1998 A&E six-episode TV mini-series. Set in 19th century London, this is William Thackeray’s story of two very different women in English society. The main character is beautiful but devious, Becky Sharp, played impeccably by Natasha Little. This character seems very much like strong-willed and determined Scarlett OHara in “Gone With the Wind.” Becky’s best friend, subtly attractive and good-hearted Amelia Sedley, is the other lead. This character seems very much like sweet and trusting Melanie in “Gone With the Wind.” As these two women weave their lives into those of their friends and family, it becomes fascinating to watch Becky’s expert manipulations toward her own personal gains and Amelia’s wallowing in self-pity and remorse over her circumstances. Becky uses the emotions of others (mostly men) to get what she wants. When one idea falters, she is ready with another, never giving up hope of accumulating wealth and position. Amelia, on the other hand, is controlled by her own emotions. She is unable to rise above her station as she clings to erroneous romantic fantasies of love and loyalty. Superbly produced in every aspect and a grand film for period piece lovers if one can invest the time of nearly six hours of viewing.

Spoilers in this Fan Video

 Marc Munden
Writer / Screenplay:
 Andrew Davies | William Makepeace Thackeray
Major Cast:
  Natasha Little, Frances Grey, David Ross, Philip Glenister, Michele Dotrice, Janine Duvitski, Nathaniel Parker, Jeremy Swift, Tom Ward
Film Locations:
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Claydon House, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(German Bad Pumpernickel Hotel interiors)
Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Miserden, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Paris, France
Pittville Pump Room, Pittville Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire, England, UK
(Lord Steyne’s house)
Rhine Valley, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe School, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
(Hyde Park/other London parks)
Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
(Brighton scenes)
Town Hall, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, UK
(ballroom scene)
Wales, UK
Warwickshire, England, UK

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