Thursday, November 29, 2018

SEAN BEAN JOINS BBC'S WW2 SAGA WORLD ON FIRE! CLAES BANG TO LEAD BBC'S NEW DRACULA EPIC SERIES! GWILYM LEE JOINS RUSSIAN IMPERIAL COURT IN HULU'S CATHERINE THE GREAT EPIC SERIES!

 GWILYM LEE JOINS HULU'S 
CATHERINE THE GREAT SAGA
Gwilym Lee joins the series as Grigor
He was definitely our favourite guy in Sky's epic saga Jamestown and I bet you love him currently as Brian May in Bohemian Rhapsody, and now our dear Gwilym Lee is joining Hulu's THE GREAT mini series in which Elle Fanning is playing young Russian empress Catherine II. Gwilym will play Grigor, the best friend and confidant of Russian emperor Peter to be played by Nicholas Hoult in the series which is currently shooting in UK and will depict Catherine the Great’s rise to power and her explosive relationship with husband Peter whom she overthrew from the throne with the help of her lovers from the imperial guard only to become Russia's longest ruling tzarina who will widen its territory and population. Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan and Charity Wakefield will also star in the mini series.


 CLAES BANG TO LEAD
BBC'S DRACULA MINI SERIES
Claes Bang will play famous Vlad Tepes
Over at BBC, they have found a lead actor for Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss written DRACULA series! Based partially on Bram Stoker's famous horror novel, it will see Danish actor Claes Bang putting on some fang as Lord Drac himself! The duo that brought you Sherlock series will also write and produce this one set in Transylvania in 1897, where the blood drinking Count Vlad is drawing his plans against Victorian London. As the producers say, hell has a new boss! Netflix will air the three 90 minute episode saga around the world with BBC airing it in UK and Ireland!

 SEAN BEAN JOINS
Blake Harrison has joined the cast
WORLD ON FIRE WW2 SERIES
BBC is also casting new faces for their ambitious new WW2 series WORLD ON FIRE which already has Lesley Manville, Jonah Hauer King, Helen Hunt and Julia Brown! Joining them now are Sean Bean, Last Kingdom's and Halcyon's Ewan Mitchell, Blake Harrison and Yrsa Daley Ward!

The ensemble series will follow different characters, from Harry, a young English translator in Warsaw caught up in negotiations with the Nazis and trying to smuggle his Polish lover Kasia out of the country, to Lois, the girl who is waiting for him at home, a young Mancunian factory worker who will come to take all the opportunities the war can offer to live a different kind of life. To Nancy, a female US war correspondent who can't find peace unless her life is at risk, to the Rossler family in Berlin, worried for their
Sean Bean has also joined the seven episode WW2 series
soldier son and willing to do anything to protect their disabled daughter from the attentions of the ruling Nazi regime.

18 comments:

  1. I'm , of course, interested in the Dracula mini series, although I'm not originally from Transilvania where he had his headquarters, but from an other part of Romania.

    They say that the real Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) was even more terrifying than the blood drinking character in Stoker's book.

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    1. I'm quite close to Transylvania, and we have quite cheap tourist weekend tours going there but I've never found enough time so far for it, but I should.

      Vlad Tepes was rightfully bloodthirsty, he used to cover whole fields with evil Turks impaled on stakes, but he had to scare them away because the Ottomans were the horrid scourge of the Balkans, we all suffered terribly under them. They used to raid our villages, steal kids, train them as Jannisaries and then send them back to butcher their own mothers and fathers and countrymen. I also vaguely remember that Vlad's own brother was taken by Mehmed the Conqueror and held as a hostage for years (there are also rumours that during that time Mehmed constantly raped him as he was sexually totally mad, and not just sexually, of course)....

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  2. You should find the time and go visit Bran castle near the city of Brashov. It's quite an attraction, and I see you have a good knowledge of the historical background of Vlad Tepes.

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    1. We do love Romania here actually :) It's the only neighbouring country that has never attacked us, put a knife into our back or misbehaved :) One of our last queens was Romanian.

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  3. I am looking forward to the Dracula mini series. If you do go on the tour, you must take pictures and share. I'd love to visit Transylvania some day. It will be one of those adult trips for just Jason and I that I am looking forward to some day. I don't think the girls would appreciate it as much as I would, because they are boring like that.

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    1. They have an exquisitely interesting architecture in Wallachia and Transylvania, with extremely Gothic towers and castles, it is truly a sight to see. Tours cost less than 300euro here, but I've never got the time nor anyone to go with.

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    2. Find the time and go by yourself! I sometimes think I would love to be a solo traveler. I love my own company, plus the fam gets irritated that I like to study things and take way too many photos when they are ready to move along. I woke up early in Ireland, like 5am, and since the rest of the family was suffering a cold, I told Jason I was headed out and around Dublin to explore by myself while they slept. He did not like that one bit and insisted on coming with me. Pissed me off a bit, but what can you do? I would drop 300 euro in a heartbeat for the tours there. I love Gothic towers and castles and could make an entire vacation out of exploring them!

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    3. yes, but you is brave like that, unlike moi, I'm more of a scaredy lil' mouse :)

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  4. It's a safe bet that Sean Bean's character will get killed off because doesn't that always happen?

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    1. usually, not always though, he is still alive in Frankenstein Chronicles, methinks. I haven't yet seen the second season of Medici Masters of Florence in which he is in, but I wonder if they kill him or not.

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  5. Will Sean live in this one I wonder?

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    1. it's WW2, the odds are even smaller for him

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