Monday, February 11, 2013

NEW IMAGES AND SNEAK PEEK CLIP FROM STARZ & BBC EPIC SHOW "THE WHITE QUEEN" WITH DAVID OAKES, ANEURIN BARNARD, JAMES FRAIN, MAX IRONS, REBECCA FERGUSON, JANET MCTEER!

One of the most anticipated epic shows coming up this year the lavish 22 million euro historical saga THE WHITE QUEEN has just got its first sneak peek clip released by Starz and BBC along with some new pictures depicting the main characters from the series! The audience is even more excited for the show after the recent discovery of Richard III's grave over in UK, since he will be portrayed in the show as the young man who will take over the throne from his older brother Edward IV in the legendary English War of the Roses!


WHITE QUEEN TIDBITS
The ten part historical show, based on Phillipa Gregory's bestseller) will bring the thrilling story of the women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the English throne ­ proving themselves as some of the most ruthless players in history who will stop at nothing to support their own
causes and those of the ones they love. It is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different yet equally driven women, in their quest for power as they manipulate behind the scenes of history: ­
Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The show will start its TV life in July after DA VINCI'S DEMONS finish their first season at Starz. Don't forget to check out our previous spotlight on the show and the previously released pictures from the series!

WHITE QUEEN STORY
The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England: ­ it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York’s young and devilishly handsome Edward IV (Max Irons, the son of Jeremy who didn't really inherit his father's talents, 
but does own certain looks)  is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker” (James Frain who played a similar role in  “The Tudors”). But when Edward falls in love and secretly marries a beautiful young widow, the commoner Elizabeth Woodville (gorgeous newcomer Rebecca Ferguson)
Warwick’s plan for control over the English throne comes crashing down around him. Frustrated by the new Queen’s influence he will stop at nothing to maintain his grip on the King. The captivating and beautiful Elizabeth Woodville marries for the love of her King, with the help of her mother Jacquetta (Oscar nominee Janet McTeer) a self-proclaimed sorceress. Elizabeth’s most fierce adversary is the staunchly loyal Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale
a damaged and highly religious woman who would willingly lay down her life to see her young son Henry Tudor take the throne. And then there is Anne Neville (Faye Marsay), Lord Warwick The Kingmaker’s daughter – a pawn in her father’s battle for control, who finds her strength and ambition when she takes control of her destiny and marries the King’s younger brother Richard Duke of Gloucester 
(delightful Aneurin Barnard from IRONCLAD). THE BORGIAS star David Oakes will put a medieval costume on himself again playing George, Duke of Clarence, Eleanor Tomlinson is Isabel Neville, and Tom McKay will portray Jasper Tudor. Juliet Aubrey, Frances Tomelty, Michael Maloney, Ben Lamb, Hugh Mitchell, Simon Ginty, Eve Ponsonby and Robert Pugh will also appear in the drama.

And don't forget - tomorrow at HOLLYWOOD SPY - fashion report from BAFTA 2013 red carpet!

41 comments:

  1. Now didn't we all ready talk about this stuff... or is this just a continuation of a thing you were talking about?

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    1. we're just having another service at our temple of epicness :P

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    2. lights the incense sticks....

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  2. Look at those gorgeous blue eyes. Ooooh me like. I love these mini-series. The things those wacky aristocrats got up to. Tragedy and farce abounded in the history of Merry Olde England. These things always inspire me to paint as well. The costumes and those horses-fabulous.

    Enjoy your evening darling :)

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    1. I just hope the show won't be too teeny, since it seems all of the royals are in their late puberty :) We will enjoy the sets and costumes for sure!

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    2. Oh God, don't let them direct this at a teen audience. Teening it up means dumbing it down. I need good, quality backstabbing aristocrats and Royals.

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    3. yes, we prefer backstabbing royals to spoilt teens :)

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  3. Yes, I'm sure all the recent publicity around finding Richard III's body will be great for generating an audience for this new series! Your last comment is right on, though -- all the actors look like teenyboppers!

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    1. yep, and I'm extremely afraid that Max Irons, who was atrocious in RED RIDING HOOD, will again give a TWILIGHT "quality" of acting in the show :(

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  4. It does seem a deliberately young cast - I'd be curious to hear from anybody who has read the book as to whether the ages appropriate to the source material.

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    1. I believe the ages do follow the real story from history, and I know that the book was extremely popular and beloved among the ladies :)

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    2. I think the ages for the actors are appropriate. Don't worry though because the characters get reasonably older what with the time span of the story being several decades.:) worry about a twilight like performance if none of them get older :))

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    3. fingers crossed we don't see anything remotely close to that Twilight abomination :)

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  5. I eat epics with a spoon for breakfast. This should be a good one. All that treachery and ambition. Yum. :))

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    1. Let us hope they have good storywriting in the show and that the actors would answer their task :) We do need us a new period show now that so many of them have ended or are ending.

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    2. I'm running out of period pieces on Netflix. I need the next big fix and soon :)

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    3. me too, dahlink, I'm currently watching the final season of SPARTACUS and also BORGIA series, but not the one with Jeremy Irons, but a much better European version with John Doman, Art Malik, Stanley Weber, I like it so far, it is really hot and spicy and Juan Borgia is nom nom and then some nom nom.... and it airs right before THE WALKING DEAD on Mondays here, so I'm in heaven :)

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  6. Count me interested. I love a lush historical epic.

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  7. Sounds a wonderful historical! I loved teh trailer. Thanks.

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    1. hope we get the real trailer soon, this is just a clip

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  8. More medieval stuff? Really big resurgence on it lately.

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    1. we're hoping for world domination :)

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  9. the war of the roses was sadly never fought with the flower.

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  10. ...she fits the role, but can she pull it off? Those are big shoes to fill ;)

    El

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  11. This looks wonderful. I hope to catch this series.

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  12. I look forward to tomorrow's red carpet report :)

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    1. Hope you will like it, BAFTAs are not as glamorous as Oscars, but they're still nice :)

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  13. Her face looks mighty bland... but I love the costuming ;)

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    1. kinda like Princess Diana's face... most royals look bland, not counting Lala Salma of Morocco and my dear Mary of Denmark :)

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  14. Intriguing. And thank you for social worker plug. We luvs you for that - as well as for everything else on your blog.

    Any way to request an exciting new shirt color never before seen on the blog?

    ......dhole

    ....dhole

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    1. Still thinking, sorry . .

      Could you post a famous lovers remakes on 2/21? Anything romantic that has been done and redone over and over?

      .......dhole

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    2. Social worker plug? What is that, Donnzie?

      I will wear a red striped shirt with a rose on my lapel this Valentines :) Don't forget to be here since it will be very touching :)

      What is 2/21?

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  15. Hey Dezmond! Would you believe I was a great movie-a-holic in the 90's? But I fell from grace when I married HM. He doesn't think of movies like I did. So I have lost that edge. Your blog give it back to me. Yay!

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    1. yay for that :) We also cover tones of TV stuff so that you will know what to watch on small screens :)

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  16. Definitely a solid money grab for all the white people in my country who worship everything British...like Downton Abbey...only with more royalty piled on.

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    1. and sadly no blonde hunks in the cast :(

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