Traitors 2019 series

NEW ‘TRAITORS’ SERIES
A POST WW2 THRILLER DRAMA

If you don’t know what to watch tonight, here is a suggestion for you: new period set series TRAITORS starts this very evening over at British Channel 4. With the cast lead by Keeley Hawes, Emma Appleton, Luke 

The new series starts tonight at British Channel Four

Treadaway, Matt Lauria, Michael Stuhlbarg and Stephen Campbell Moore, the six part spy drama, previously known as Jerusalem, will also air sometime later this year on Netflix for the audience around the globe.

 

TRAITORS IS THE STORY
of the oddly-named Feef Symonds (Emma Appleton). Feef is a “bold” young woman who joins the Civil Service in 1945 just as Clement Attlee’s

The series will later on air on Netflix worldwide

Labour Party sweeps to victory, defeating wartime leader Winston Churchill in a surprise landslide. Ambitious and determined to make something of her life, Feef is unappreciated by her family – but her American lover is a different

Keeley Hawes leads the female government workforce as Priscilla Garrick

matter. With his encouragement, she agrees to spy on her own government on behalf of the Americans, who have a hidden agenda: they want to ensure that

Emma Appleton takes the lead role of Feef in the new series

England’s ‘socialist’ leaders don’t play into Soviet hands. Struggling to work out what she stands for, and what she’s capable of, Feef must learn to think for

Luke Treadaway is Labour MP who is drawn to Feef

herself and play by her own rules at a time when knowledge becomes power and nothing and no one is what they seem!

 

WHO ARE THE OTHER TRAITORS?

Keeley Hawes plays Priscilla Garrick, a senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office with a fearsome reputation. She leads the female workforce. Michael Stuhlbarg joins her in the cast as Rowe, a single-minded man from the

Jamie Blackley plays Feef’s brother who hates his sister for going her own way

American intelligence services. Luke Treadaway is set to play young Labour politician Hugh Fenton, Stephen Campbell Moore will play Philip, and

Brandon P. Bell is an American soldier stationed in the UK

Matt Lauria is Feef’s lover Peter McCormick who has a wife and kids back in the USA. Jamie Blackley plays Feef’s brother Freddie who had to marry for money to save his family but is probably homosexual. Brandon P Bell plays

Michael Stuhlbarg plays an agent from American Intelligence Services

soldier and driver Jackson Cole, who signed up to the military hoping that the African American contribution in the war would ease the appalling racism back home in the US.

Vanity Fair 2018

  ‘VANITY FAIR’ TV SERIES – 7 Episodes 
Vanity Fair will air in seven hourlong episodes    (IMDB says 8 episodes)

ITV’s new period set series VANITY FAIR published at ‘Radio Times’! We still don’t know when is ITV planning to air the costume drama based on William Thackeray‘s famous novel, whether in Autumn or maybe even during summer. Set in the Napoleonic era it follows the destiny of resourceful Becky Sharp played by Olivia Cooke.

 

The seven part drama coming from Poldark‘s and Victoria‘s Mammoth Screen, is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows modern heroine Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing,

Olivia Cooke the star of Spielberg’s Ready Player One takes the lead

cheating, fighting and dancing, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.

 

A RATHER STELLAR CAST INDEED

Her main love interest daft Captain Rawdon Crawley is played by Tom Bateman with Charlie Rowe as poor soldier George Osborne, Johnny

After airing on ITV in UK, Vanity Fair will air on Amazon too in US

Flynn as Dobbin, Martin Clunes as Sir Pitt Crawley, Frances de La Touras Miss Matilda Crawley, Suranne Jones as snobbish Miss Pinkerton and

The saga is based on William Thackeray’s classic novel

Michael Palin as Thackeray himself. Claudia Jessie will play Becky’s confidante Amelia Sedley, with Simon Russell Beale and Claire Skinneras her parents, and David Fynn as her brother Joss.

Cold Mountain 2003

Based on the novel by Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella’s star-studded Cold Mountain is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War. Jude Law stars as Inman, a young soldier who, despite an injury, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada (Nicole Kidman) awaits. In Inman’s absence, Ada befriends Ruby (Renée Zellweger), who helps her keep up her late father’s farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting folks. Also starring Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, Cold Mountain features original music by Jack White of the White Stripes.  Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
On Netflix this month
Adult Situations, Brief Nudity, Sexual Situations, War, Violence

 

 

 

Cold Mountain (2003)

 R

154 min. – Adventure | Drama | History

Awards

Won 1 Oscar Award. Another 18 wins & 101 nominations

Mata Hari – 12 episode Russian Epic

Although, this 12 episode epic mini series does not show a USA or UK date of release, this trailer is in English. One hopes it comes our way. Already playing in Russia and the Ukraine

This one has already aired in motherland Russian earlier this year, and is currently airing over in Ukraine. MATA HARI is a 12 episode period set drama with an international cast that includes Vahina Giocante, Oisin Stack, Rutger Hauer, Gerard Depardieu, John Corbett, Rade Serbedzija, Christopher Lambert, Pasha Sol, Alexey Guskov and Svetlana Hodchenkova!

 

 

 

 

LOVE AND SURVIVAL

Margaret McLeod is penniless and out on the streets after her husband leaves her and gains custody of her only daughter. With no other means of making a living, she decides to become an exotic dancer. Under the stage name of MATA HARI, Margaret soon wins fame and notoriety, becoming extremely popular with the European elite. She becomes a regular guest of luxury villas and magnificent mansions, her every performance creating a real name of MATA HARI, Margaret soon wins fame and notoriety, becoming extremely popular with the European elite.  But the year is 1913 and the world is on the verge of a war that will change the entire course of history. MATA HARI cannot even imagine what fateful role she is to play in these coming events.
The series features Mata Hari’s steamy choreographies!

 

The name Matahari means ‘eye of the day’ in Indonesian and Malay

 

Joyous Noel 2005

 

 

  • In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood. This film dramatizes one such section as the French, Scottish and German sides partake in the unique event, even though they are aware that their superiors will not tolerate its occurrence.

    Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Based on true events

 

joyeux-noel_115710_21074Starring     

Benno Fürmann
Guillaume Canet
Daniel Brühl
Diane Kruger
Gary Lewis
Alex Ferns

 

The Monuments Men * Theaters Feb 7, 2014

Monuments Men 2014

 

Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel’s book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt assembles an unlikely task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron successfully makes their way into enemy territory before realizing they’ve got their work cut out for them. Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin star.