Saturday, July 14, 2018

JACK LOWDEN, HAYLEY ATWELL TO LEAD BBC'S 'LONG SONG' 19TH CENTURY JAMAICAN SET TV SAGA! 'DOWNTON ABBEY' FILM SHOOTING THIS SUMMER OFFICIALLY!

    'THE LONG SONG' SERIES
JACK LOWDEN & HAYLEY ATWELL TO LEAD NEW BBC EPIC SAGA
And we are back, after his Netflix movie Calibre and yesterday's trailer for Mary Queen of Scots in which he plays Lord Darnley, with our favourite
Jack Lowden will take the lead male role
Scotsman, dearest Jack Lowden, who's just been cast together with Hayley Atwell in BBC's new epic mini saga THE LONG SONG! Three part adaptation of Andrea Levy's will also star Tamara Lawrence, Lenny Henry, Doña Croll, Sharon Duncan Brewster, Ayesha Antoine, Arinzé Kene, Ansu Kabia, Jordan Bolger, Joy Richardson, Madeleine Mantock and Leo Bill!

THE LONG SONG, set during the final days of slavery in 19th century Jamaica, follows the strong willed, young slave July (Tamara Lawrance) on a plantation owned by her odious mistress Caroline Mortimer (Hayley Atwell). When a charming new arrival to the island, Robert Goodwin (Jack Lowden), becomes the new overseer, July and Caroline are both intrigued by his seemingly revolutionary determination to improve the plantation for the slaves and mistress alike. The story is told from July’s perspective as she looks back over her life; the tone is funny, defiant and indomitable. It’s a story about the injustices that humans
First look at Tamara Lawrence and Hayley Atwell in The Long Song mini series
inflict upon each other and the unexpected ways in which people’s humanity sometimes overrules their prejudices. Three hundred years of slavery finally came to a chaotic end on the British ruled Caribbean island of Jamaica in 1838.

    'DOWNTON ABBEY' MOVIE
STARTS SHOOTING THIS SUMMER
In other period set news today, the production will officially commence this summer with the old cast on the movie version of DOWNTON ABBEY! Julian Fellowes has written the script (that apparently 'charms, thrills and
The movie will be produced by Carnival Films who did our fave Jamestown
entertains) which will be directed by The Book Thief's Brian Percival. The original cast of the turn of the century series included Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, John Carter, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matthew Goode!

6 comments:

  1. Slavery, what a terrible never ending subject! Nowadays, we have various forms of 'modern' slavery - work of people from poor countries as illegal immigrants in wealthy countries.Those in favor of illegal immigrants are in fact, under the guise of humanity, favoring modern slavery.

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    1. I agree! It is a neverending vicious cycle. Not to mention people who work and toil almost as slaves in the factories that big companies have in Asia and in third world countries. The conditions there are dickensian if not worse. And we all support it by buying shoes, gadgets, whatever....

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  2. Ooooo, Hayley Atwell in a villain's role for a change!

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    1. I did always consider her a villainous person :P She will fit right in it. She was perfectly evil in Howards End as well, destroyed families, killed an innocent man, golddigging hag.

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  3. Yippee! A Downton Abbey film! I wanted to see the castle while we were in England, but it was too far away from everything else we had planned. Since I'm the only one who watches the show here, the rest of the family voted no to adding extra time to visit :(

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