Monday, April 8, 2019


The Spanish Princess starts May 5th
I cant say I'm exactly thrilled with how they're trying to forcefully stuff feminism and diversity down our throats with this one, especially as I think it is the part of their marketing with those ideas currently being so trendy, and I don't think historical shows need such treatment. Notice how the most famous names in the cast, Elliot Cowan and Olly Rix, are missing from the photo shoot, probably just because they're men. But I do believe THE SPANISH PRINCESS epic series will be the highlight of period set productions this year as it comes from the team which created visually most beautiful epic saga ever White Princess. Today you can enjoy the stunningly gorgeous character photos for the eight part series which hits Starz May 5th! Our verdict after watching
70 percent of the team behind The Spanish Princess were women
 the first episodes is that the acting in it is shockingly terrible which especially goes for Hope, Levi John and Parkes, whose absolute lack of talent and any feeling for what they're doing is borderline atrocious. Cowan and Ryx are the only shiny acting examples in it.

sort of a prequel to The Tudors, directed by Poldark's and Beowulf's Stephen Woolfenden, will see Charlotte Hope playing the young princess of Spain who was promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in rain
Ruairi O'Connor and Charlotte Hope play the couple in love
lashed England with her glorious court. She is Princess of Wales now, but when her husband Prince Arthur (Angus Imrie) dies suddenly, the throne
The series is based on Philippa Gregory's novels
seems lost to Catherine. Until she claims her marriage was never consummated and that as a virgin she may set her sights on the new heir, the charismatic and headstrong Prince Harry (Ruairi O'Connor) who will one
Catherine's lady in waiting will fall in love with a soldier!
day rule as King Henry VIII. The  above mentioned Elliot Cowan plays Henry VII of England Alexandra Moen is his wife Elizabeth of York, while Olly Rix portrays Duke Edward Stafford!

Charlotte Hope portrays Princess Catherine of Aragon who arrives to the English court in order to become the future queen. Her life there will be one of the most tragic ones recorded in royal history.

Ruairi O'Connor plays Prince Harry, the future King Henry VIII of England, the famous womaniser.  Although in love with Catherine in the beginning, he will ditch her later on as she did not produce him a male heir.

Stephanie Levi John plays one of Catherine's ladies in waiting Lina,  intelligent and extremely loyal she served the future queen of England for more than two decades! Her character is based on a real woman called Catalina de Cardonnes!

Nadia Parkes plays Catherine of Aragon's second lady in waiting Rosa. She is a part of the strong female sisterhood with Catherine and Lina. They support each other when they arrive to the new court as newcomers.

Aaron Cobham is handsome Oviedo in the series, a bowman who travels to England with the court of Catherine of Aragon! Lina falls in love with him, even though she's supposed to marry someone from the Tudor court!

Harriet Walter plays the infamous and evil Margaret Beaufort, Henry VIII's vicious grandmother who fought for the Tudors to steal the throne from Yorks. Her son is now safely on that throne and she has two grandsons to secure the future as well.

Laura Carmichael plays Maggie Pole, a good and kind member of the royal court whom we remember from the previous The White Princess series as well! The cast also includes  Alicia Borrachero as Spanish Queen Isabella, Jordan Renzo as Charlie Brandon, Richard Pepper as Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, Philip Cumbus as Thomas Wolsey and Alan McKenna as Sir Richard Pole!


Theresa Mahoney said...

The posters are quite lovely, almost fairy tale-like. I especially like the one with the with flowers and oranges and the purple flower one below it.

DUTA said...

I like the thought in your sentence "...they're trying to forcefully stuff feminism and diversity down our throats..."

Stunning posters!

DEZMOND said...

Yes, I like the oranges and the pomegranate ones best! I expect the costumes will be very weird in this one as the Spanish fashion will bring exotic style to the English court! I White Princess they had magnificent gowns, capes and extremely long floating hairs hanging below their bums.

DEZMOND said...

It is just that they are using the trend of it. I'm not generally against feminism if it is not too extreme but they go way tooo far with it in some shows today, with diversity as well. In last year we've seen a black Zeus, Achilles, it is just ridiculous. And here it is not that they did not have black people on their court, but how the producers are playing that card because it is trendy now. They are also boasting how 70% of the production team were women. Why would you boast about that? Imagine if they said proudly 70% of our team are men? They should cast and give out jobs according to talent not at all according to gender. said...

The costumes are amazing and I totally agree with you!

DEZMOND said...

Glad everyone is agreeing with me today :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Those are some stunning costumes. I think it's creative how they used flower walls as the backdrop for the photos. Those had to take a little time to make.

DEZMOND said...

Especially since lately none of the networks does cast stills any more :( which makes my business ever so more difficult.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I do still stand by thinking that one dress looks more like a lampshade. I hope the costumes don't detract from the show in their weirdness.

DEZMOND said...

I wonder if she will change her style gradually, adopting the Tudor fashion... You can't dress like a Spaniard if you're an English queen.