Tuesday, August 21, 2018

TOM BATEMAN, MARC WARREN, LEO SUTER TO LEAD ITV'S 19TH CENTURY INDIA SET TV SAGA 'BEECHAM HOUSE'! 'OUTLAW KING' SCOTTISH EPIC ADVENTURE TRAILER WITH CHRIS PINE, AARON TAYLOR JOHNSON!

   'BEECHAM HOUSE'
EPIC TV SERIES CAST REVEALED
Earlier this year I announced that ITV is preparing 19th century India set mini series BEECHAM HOUSE and now the cast has been revealed as well! Set on the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that
Tom Bateman is taking the lead role
region, the drama depicts the fortunes of the residents of BEECHAM HOUSE, an imposing mansion surrounded by acres of exotic woods and pristine lawns. Tom Bateman will play enigmatic, soulful John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the magnificent mansion to begin a new life with his family. Wealthy and distinguished, John has witnessed profiteering and exploitation during his time with the controlling East India Company and has resolved to conduct his business as a trader in a more equitable manner. Determined to escape his previous life, John appears haunted by his past, but is inspired to become an honourable member of the region’s trading community. In spite of John’s good intentions his life is shrouded in mystery and when he arrives at the house with an ‘olive-skinned‘ child named August and two Indian nursemaids, Chanchal (Shriya
Leo Suter will play his brother
Pilgaonkar) and Maya (Trupti Khamkar), it causes speculation amongst the servants that he may be the boy’s father. One of the nursemaids, the beautiful Chanchal, is overly protective and particularly fond of the child. Could she be John’s lover and the mother of August? Lesley Nicol plays John’s robust, interfering mother Henrietta who has travelled from England to India to stay with her son. She is accompanied by a young family friend Violet (Bessie Carter) who she is determined to help form a union with John. The pair are accompanied by an old friend of John’s, Samuel Parker (Marc Warren) who has also left the East India Company and has returned to India for a fresh start. Samuel helps John to find his brother Daniel who he has not
Pallavi Sharda and Shriya Pilgaonkar will star in the series.
seen for 10 years. John convinces Daniel (Leo Suter) to leave the East India Company and join him at BEECHAM HOUSE. Gregory Fitoussi plays General Castillon, a French mercenary working for the Emperor at a time when the French are challenging the East India Company for India. Castillon is suspicious of John and his motives and conspires to stop John being granted a trading licence. Adil Ray is John’s neighbour Murad Beg who dislikes General Castillon intensely and agrees to help John secure a trading
Marc Warren, Gregory Fitoussi and Adil Ray will star in the series
licence. Murad’s daughter, Roshanara, (Kanika Kapur) has an English governess Margaret Osborne (Dakota Blue Richards) whose beauty and intelligence catches John’s attention. However, when beautiful Chandrika (Pallavi Sharda) arrives at Beecham House with her entourage she is shown to luxurious guest quarters and immediately insists on seeing August. What secrets does Chandrika bring with her to Beecham House? 

   'OUTLAW KING' TRAILER
CHRIS PINE IS THE BRUCE
Ahead of its premiere at Toronto Film Festival next month, Netflix has released trailer for OUTLAW KING which, out November 9th, sees Chris Pine playing Robert the Bruce who transforms from defeated nobleman to
Outlaw King hits Netflix November 9th worldwide
outlaw hero during the oppressive occupation of medieval Scotland by Edward I of England. Despite grave consequences, Robert seizes the Scottish crown
Chris Pine takes the lead role of Robert the Bruce
and rallies an impassioned group of men to fight back against the mighty army of the tyrannical King and his volatile son, the Prince of Wales. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Billy Howle also star.

6 comments:

  1. As I've already said , I like movies based on real stories, and the Outlaw King is such a movie. It's the medieval story of the scottish outlaw king , Robert the Bruce, who defeats the better equipped english army.

    Good action story; it now depends on whether the main actor will "deliver the merchandise".

    The trailer is quite impressive!

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    1. Chris Pine definitely is a weird choice for the role, as he does not really have that mediaeval look, but he might be good, I will certainly watch it.

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  2. You’re right. Pine just doesn’t have that rugged look about him. Odd casting choice, indeed.

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    1. he has an overly Hollywood face, but he might still surprise us.

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  3. "The Outlaw King" trailer is underwhelming, I must say. Looks pretty "by-the-numbers" storytelling.

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    1. I think they were going for the old school look

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