Wednesday, November 18, 2020

ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE, WIFE AND MOTHER OF KINGS, GETTING AN EPIC SERIES AT STARZ! FIRST PHOTOS OF DAWN FRENCH IN SKY'S FESTIVE COMEDY ROALD & BEATRIX: THE TAIL OF A CURIOUS MOUSE

  ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE  
EPIC TV SERIES AT STARZ
Well, I did always wonder how she did not get a series before, being the mother of Richard the Lionheart and John Lackland, the wife of two kings and witness to so many major historical events. As Deadline reports, Starz has
Playground Pictures is producing the series
optioned the rights to historian Alison Weir’s biography ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE: A Life and its companion novel Captive Queen for the first series which will be written by Cranford's and Discovery Of Witches writer Susie Conklin! Eleanor of Aquitaine was one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages, born in 1122 and dying in 1204. She was queen of France and England as a result of her marriages to Louis VII of France and Henry II of England and was independently the duchess of Aquitaine. Together with Playground Pictures, Starz is planning a whole slate of series based on the lives of female historical figures.
 
  ROALD AND BEATRIX  
1ST CHRISTMAS PHOTOS ARE IN
Beside the festive episode of Channel 5's hit series All Creatures Great And Small, another thing we can expect this Christmas on the small screens is Sky One's ROALD AND BEATRIX: THE TAIL OF THE CURIOUS
Dawn French and Harry Tayler are leading the cast
MOUSE uplifting hour and a half long comedy drama starring Britain's most beloved female comedian Dawn French, which will be the key highlight of
It will be a ninety minute long festive TV movie
Sky Ones and Now TV's Christmas schedule. Sky has released the first photos which show the festive atmosphere and magic we will be able to enjoy these holidays.
  Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse
 is inspired by the true story of when a six-year old Roald Dahl set off on a big adventure to meet his favourite author, Beatrix Potter. It’s a
The festive movie will air on Sky One and Now TV in UK
magical story of what can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams… Joining Dawn French will be a cast including Jessica Hynes,
British thespian Rob Brydon also stars in the movie
Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nina Sosanya, Bill Bailey and Nick Mohammed, and introducing Harry Tayler as the young Roald Dahl. As you
Hartswoods Films has produced the movie for Sky One
know Beatrix Potter is the author of children's favourite Peter the Rabit, while Roald Dahl created a whole slate of stories which have made so many
Harry Tayler plays the young Roald Dahl
childhoods more enjoyable from Witches, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Jack and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Big Friendly Giant. It is also interesting that Dawn French will also do three ten minute
Sky has commissioned a number of other original programmes
Christmas episodes of her classic hit comedy The Vicar of Dibley, and you also know that a feature film about Roald Dahl is also in the works with Hugh Bonneville and Keley Hawes as his Hollywood star wife.

12 comments:

  1. Eléonore d'Aquitaine is sooooooo interesting!

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  2. Roald and Beatrix I am so excited for. It will be a lovely one to watch when the snow if falling and I can enjoy it with a hot cup of cocoa.

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  3. But wasn't Starz preparing something about Elizabeth I? I just hope Starz won't end up with a mess like they did with The Spanish Princess

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    1. Yes, Becoming Elizabeth. Spanish Princess was their biggest mess after Camelot, methinks.

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    2. At least Camelot was a fantasy. The Spanish Princess is getting to be like The Crown, good at defaming real people.

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    3. I watched just five minutes of Crown and quit and erased all the files in the computer with it LOL Hearing just a few seconds of their fake accents was enough for me. I hear they are spewing lies in this season too and Harry the Idiot still takes $100 million from Netflix who is literally trashing his own parents. They are all a bunch of royal idiots, although I do love Charlie and Camila.

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    4. Charles and Camilla are the ain target this Season. Peter Morgan and his name have an agemda and that is Down with the Monarchy! British public opinion has gone over to the Cornwalls and that is bad fpr anti-monarchists so they need to demonize them.

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    5. Being British in heart myself, I think most people in UK actually love Charles and Camila, especially after seeing how down to earth they are and hardworking too, so the Cornwall thing is just the media sucking up to the idiotic youth. Most Brits are aware that Wills is almost as immature as his moronic step brother Harry :) He uses his daddy's money just as much as Harry does and unlike Americans, Brits see everything and are not so gullible. I'm against Wills and Kate after they took George hunting and shooting birds a few months ago. That was so nasty. Give me Danish royals any day...

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  4. These both look good, but I'm especially excited for Roald and Beatrix. I've read all of his books several times!!

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    1. It is very unusual seeing Dawn French so old and without make up. Time is really passing by quickly, she is actually and older lady now, but she always wore glitzy hairdos and make up in order programmes so we haven't noticed until now.

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