SEACOLE PERIOD SET MOVIE
FIRST GUGU MBATHA RAW PICS
Two years ago your trusted spy announced a movie project on a true life story of Mary SEACOLE, the pioneering Jamaican nurse who became known during the Crimean War for her care of wounded British soldiers, and now we
have the first photos of Gugu Mbatha Raw in the lead role. Sam Worthington, Rupert Graves and Padraic Delaney also star! Seacole’s self-sacrifice on the front lines and fierce, adversarial relationship with Florence Nightingale during the war made her famous in her time.
Spiderman's Numan Acar will play The Pasha, a high ranking officer in the Turkish army, a lover not a fighter, who helps Mary build her hotel. Sylvia Hoeks and Sean Delaney will also star in the film directed by Charlie Stratton in UK and Romania.
|The movie should premiere in USA sometime this year|
|The movie was directed by Charlie Stratton|
DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Seacole was born in 1805 to a free Jamaican woman and a Scottish officer. She followed in her mother's footsteps and became a nurse versed in traditional Caribbean and African herbal remedies. When the Crimean War
broke out, she applied to be a nurse for the British
government, but her request was denied. She paid her own passage to the
Crimean Peninsula and set up a hotel for soldiers.
|Gugu Mbatha Raw returns to costume drama after Belle|