Saturday, August 29, 2015

BBC 2 PICKS UP GEORGE BLAGDEN, ALEXANDER VLAHOS LAVISH EPIC SERIES 'VERSAILLES'! OUTLANDER'S SAM HEUGHAN & SUPERGIRL MELISSA BENOIST TO FIND LOVE AT 'OXFORD'!

SAM HEUGHAN TO FIND LOVE
WITH SUPERGIRL'S MELISSA BENOIST AT 'OXFORD'
Now here are some good news for all ya ladies who melt every time you see that Scottish heartthrob Sam Heughan in OUTLANDER epic TV series. As 'Deadline' reports, he and the latest SUPERGIRL Melissa Benoist will lead new romantic movie OXFORD! Here's the plot of the movie: soon after arriving at Oxford U, an American Rhodes Scholar student falls for an arrogant teaching assistant who is quietly fighting terminal cancer. When she finds out the reason he is so standoffish, they make the most of each day, travelling the world together.

'VERSAILLES' EPIC TV SERIES
GETS PICKED UP BY BBC 2 IN UK
The best news this week from the epic front is that BBC 2 has bought upcoming English language series VERSAILLES and will air it in UK. French production from Canal + will air in France this Autumn with our most beloved George Blagden (VIKINGS) in the lead role. This sumptuous drama is set in a world of power, politics, betrayal, lust and declarations of war. The year is 1667 and King Louis XIV is a 28 year-old monarch on the cusp of greatness. A 17th century rock star and an utterly ruthless leader, he will stop at nothing to seize control of France and his enemies - and his weapon is the construction of a new seat of power and authority – the most beautiful palace in Europe and a symbol of absolute monarchy: Versailles. VERSAILLES takes the period genre to new dimensions, injecting a vibrant modernity into an era that put France at the epicentre of glamour, culture and fashion.

THE STORY OF THE SUN KING
Beside always delightful George Blagden as the Sun King himself, the ten episodes $30 million VERSAILLES also stars another of our faves MERLIN's Alexander Vlahos who is portraying his brother and rival Grand Duke Philippe d'Orleans with whom he had a complex relationship! Dominique Blanc plays Anne of Austria. George Webster is William of Orange, while Evan M. Williams is Chevalier de Lorainne, Grand Duke's favourite. The rich and extremely expensive 17th century costumes are done by French designer Madeleine Fontaine who worked on AMELIE and A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.

31 comments:

  1. On that second picture--you have to wonder how a man can stand there in that pair of shoes and keep a straight face!

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    1. We must ask George himself! Oh, how we love that chap!

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  2. Oohh..Versailles is definitely something I'm going to follow.

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    1. they're looking for international sales, so you might catch it wherever you happen to be this Autumn :)

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  3. Such outlandish costumes. Hard to believe men actually wore those clothes, lol.

    Have a good weekend Dezzy.

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    1. yes, I'd sweat like a pig under so many frills and coats :)

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  4. I didn't recognize Sam Heughan in that pic. Then again, I'm not paying too much attention to his face in Outlander ;) Actually, I am used to the head of big red curls, not the closer cut. Must be what threw me off.

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    1. he and that horrid partner of his posed for a new magazine cover a few days ago and I couldn't recognised any of them.... They did upgrade their make up and hairdos in the second part of the first season. I remember being constantly irritated with Claire's horrid hair in first six episodes :)

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    2. Yes! Her hair was a frightful, frizzy mess in the first season. I feel sorry for the ladies who actually had to grow up in that era. Not having access to flat irons and frizz taming products. *Shivers!*

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    3. he he he .... the story of your life :) They did use hot bricks to flatten the hair, methinks.. I still have the old iron which is heated by burning coals and is heavy as a truck

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  5. The Sun King... He wished, that vain no-good.

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    1. well, he remains the longest ruling king there to this day... so the sun obviously shone bright on his star :)

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    2. he had cakes, they didn't have bread....

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    3. did I tell you Blagden is my future husband?

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    4. You did not! He must be... 'loaded' :p

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    5. On a serious note, I saw this fantastic documentary the other day. It's so positive. I love the guy.

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    6. whatcha mean on a serious note... I was serious as dezziness can be.... :) Blagden even tweeted us a couple of times.. he secretly lurvs us....

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  6. It does have potential but everybody used to poo in the hallways!

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    1. The Irish/Serbian Gossip Alliance is complete again!

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    2. we do ever so need reinforcements!

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  7. Those Versailles costumes looks lush.

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  8. They did poo all over the floors of Versailles Even the King did it and they only had it cleaned out once a year. And they never bathed until Marie Antoinette came along and made it fashionable. That explains why the French developed the finest perfumes of the world-so much stink to cover up.

    All that aside, I do want to see the show. All that ego, opulence, fashion and intrigue will be fun on the screen.

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    1. I wonder if the courtiers watched while the King pooped? I know that hundreds of them watched queen's royal kagina when she would be popping out the new heir

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    2. Ooooh they watched whilst she gave birth. That is so disgusting. How the French could create so much beauty and be so gross at the same time amazes me.

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    3. yes, it was a huge honour to watch the new heir peek through mommy's royal kagina :) But then again they also watched behind the curtain while the king was inseminating her.... it certainly ain't easy being a royal... I tell ya....

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    4. oooh and you remember the scene from TUDORS when Henry wakes up in the middle of the night naked from his bed and a paige holds a pot in front of his willy so that he can release the royal pee :) the poor boy slept under his bed for these purposes.....

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)