The Spanish Princess – Starz May 5th

  THE SPANISH PRINCESS
WILL ROYAL UP YOUR SPRING!
The Spanish Princess starts May 5th

I can’t say I’m exactly thrilled with how they’re trying to forcefully stuff feminism and diversity down our throats with this one, especially as I think it is the part of their marketing with those ideas currently being so trendy, and I don’t think historical shows need such treatment. Notice how the most famous names in the cast, Elliot Cowan and Olly Rix, are missing from the photo shoot, probably just because they’re men. But I do believe THE SPANISH PRINCESS epic series will be the highlight of period set productions this year as it comes from the team which created visually most beautiful epic saga ever

70 percent of the team behind The Spanish Princess were women

White Princess. Today you can enjoy the stunningly gorgeous character photos for the eight-part series which hits Starz May 5th!

 

THE SPANISH PRINCESS
sort of a prequel to The Tudors, directed by Poldark‘s and Beowulf‘s Stephen Woolfenden, will see Charlotte Hope playing the young princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in rain

Ruairi O’Connor and Charlotte Hope play the couple in love

lashed England with her glorious court. She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie) dies suddenly, the throne

The series is based on Philippa Gregory’s novels

seems lost to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry (Ruairi O’Connor) who will one

Catherine’s lady in waiting will fall in love with a soldier!

day rule as King Henry VIII. The  above mentioned Elliot Cowan plays Henry VII of England Alexandra Moen is his wife Elizabeth of York, while Olly Rix portrays Duke Edward Stafford!

 

MEET THE ROYAL TUDOR COURT
Charlotte Hope portrays Princess Catherine of Aragon who arrives to the English court in order to become the future queen. Her life there will be one of the most tragic ones recorded in royal history.
Ruairi O’Connor plays Prince Harry, the future King Henry VIII of England, the famous womaniser.  Although in love with Catherine in the beginning, he will ditch her later on as she did not produce him a male heir. 
Stephanie Levi John plays one of Catherine’s ladies in waiting Lina,  intelligent and extremely loyal she served the future queen of England for more than two decades! Her character is based on a real woman called Catalina de Cardonnes!
Nadia Parkes plays Catherine of Aragon’s second lady in waiting Rosa. She is a part of the strong female sisterhood with Catherine and Lina. They support each other when they arrive to the new court as newcomers.
Aaron Cobham is handsome Oviedo in the series, a bowman who travels to England with the court of Catherine of Aragon! Lina falls in love with him, even though she’s supposed to marry someone from the Tudor court!
Harriet Walter plays the infamous and evil Margaret Beaufort, Henry VIII’s vicious grandmother who fought for the Tudors to steal the throne from Yorks. Her son is now safely on that throne and she has two grandsons to secure the future as well.
Laura Carmichael plays Maggie Pole, a good and kind member of the royal court whom we remember from the previous The White Princess series aswell! The cast also includes  Alicia Borrachero as Spanish Queen Isabella, Jordan Renzo as Charlie Brandon, Richard Pepper as Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, Philip Cumbus as Thomas Wolsey and Alan McKennaas Sir Richard Pole!