NEW FIREBRAND IMAGES
WITH JUDE LAW AND ALICIA VIKANDER IN HISTORICAL DRAMA
Not that you will recognise them, especially Jude Law (that is him in the first photo) who changed fully in order to play Henry VIII in FIREBRAND historical drama which got standing ovations last night at Cannes, but everything gets ovations there, some other first review describe the film as empty and lacking in fire. Beside looking not as handsome as he normally does, Jude revealed that during the filming he also wore a specially-made perfume, to get into character, made out of 'blood, fecal matter and sweat'! Poor Alicia Vikander, who plays his last wife Catherine Parr in it.. Patsy Ferran portrays princess Mary and Junia Rees portrays Elizabeth. Erin Doherty portrays radical preacher Anne Askew, who was labelled a heretic by Henry and his supporters, while Sam Riley and Eddie Marsan play brothers Thomas and Edward Seymour, who were senior courtiers.
Catherine Parr, the final wife of Henry VIII, a feminist force to be reckoned with who outlived the notorious king; the fate of his previous wives being either divorced, dead or beheaded. She is named regent with the king warring abroad, and she’s done everything she can to push for a new future based on her radical Protestant beliefs. Law plays a royal on his way out, having returned from fighting with a dire medical condition. Palace intrigue abounds entailing Henry squaring off with the Seymours brothers, one of them having their eye on Catherine, and the king ultimately fading.