Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SIBYLLA DEEN & KYLIE BUNBURY JOIN BEN KINGSLEY IN ANCIENT EGYPT TV SERIES KING 'TUT'! BBC'S PERIOD SET TV SERIES 'LIFE IN SQUARES' WITH JAMES NORTON, RUPERT PENRY JONES, JACK DAVENPORT, ELLIOT COWAN

'LIFE IN SQUARES' MINI SERIES
RUPERT PENRY JONES, ELLIOT COWAN, JAMES NORTON IN BBC DRAMA
It's been a very slow week in the movie news business, so we shall head over to UK today where BBC Two has started shooting their new mini series LIFE IN SQUARES. This three episode historical series will follow Bloomsbury Group — a circle of friends and lovers that included Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, EM Forster and Lytton Strachey. The series will explore the relationship between sisters Woolf and Vanessa Bell, also delving into Bell’s sexually complicated alliance with gay artist Duncan Grant as they, and their group of like-minded friends, navigate their way through love, sex and artistic life in the first half of the 20th century.

REST OF THE CAST
Phoebe Fox, Lydia Leonard, James Norton, Sam Hoare, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Edmund Kingsley, and Ed Birch star. And some of the better known names who will also appear in the series include Catherine McCormack, Rupert Penry Jones, Jack Davenport and Elliot Cowan. Starting in 1901 with the death of Queen Victoria LIFE IN SQUARES tells the story of the young friends as they aspire to build a world of their own design according to their own distinctive lifestyle in which they lived in squares, painted in circles and loved in triangles.

'KING TUT' EPIC MINI  SERIES
BEN KINGSLEY JOINED BY LADIES
Meanwhile, over at Spike TV, the only remaining Ancient Egyptian series we can look forward to TUT has just added two ladies who will join Ben Kingsley in the six hour mini series revolving around Tutankhamun, aka King TUT (who reigned c. 1333 to 1323 BC), the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt, whose famous golden sarcophagus has become one of the symbols of the ancient civilization. While, I've already told you that Ben Kingsley will play Ay, the Grand Vizier to King Tutankhamun, who wields tremendous power and influence as the top advisor to the young Egyptian ruler, Sibylla Deen (Tyrant) and Kylie Bunbury (Twisted) will now also star in the series. Deen will play Anke, Tut’s sister and wife, while Bunbury will play a character named Suhad.

24 comments:

  1. I'm not familiar Sibylla or Kylie, but Tut sounds like it will be an interesting series.

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    1. I'm not familiar either, but Sibylla sure does look like a queen!

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  2. You never hear anything about King Tut having a sister, interesting.

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    1. oh, but she is quite famous in history since the two of them were married as well. She is known as Ankhesenamun and they even had two stillborn daughters...

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  3. Sounds like an ambitious TV series for Spike TV. Do they have that many viewers? I thought that network was mostly reruns!

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    1. I'm guessing they are venturing into the waters of mini series in order to expand their popularity and historical series really are the top business these days... you can sell them to hundreds of channels around the world

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  4. Ooooo, I love the history of the Bloomsbury Group! Can't wait to see that miniseries. Should be pretty sexually adventurous, as they all were.

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    1. too bad it won't be explicit too since it's at BBC :)

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  5. SpikeTV is still alive? I thought they died years ago. Weird.

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    1. I'm not sure, but I think this is a Canadian channel...

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    2. Yeah, it's a Canadian channel and it's had a few name changes over the years. Looks like it's back to the original name now though.

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    3. you see how Dezzy knows :)

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  6. Hello Miss Deen... She doesn't look like a tyrant.

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    1. I bet I'd like her pyramid... :p

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    2. you mean, the two of them.....

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    3. No, the one that's upside down.

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    4. ah, I see what you did there :)

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  7. I remember a few years back when they had King Tut's tomb on display at one of the Chicago museums. I was so disappointed that we couldn't make it to the exhibit. I think that would have been amazing to view in person!

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    1. it would've been most absolutely. Although, summer trips to Egypt aren't extremely expensive here in my part of Europe, so lucky ones might go see it in person :)

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  8. King Tut looks pretty good. I will see that one for sure.

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