Sunday, March 13, 2016

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES' EPIC MINI SERIES WITH JUDI DENCH, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, KEELEY HAWES, HUGH BONNEVILLE, TOM STURIDGE

HOLLOW CROWN: WAR OF ROSES
2ND SERIES OF THE EPIC SAGA
Are you in the mood for some Will Shakespeare this spring? Because the second series of HOLLOW CROWN epic saga this time titled THE WARS OF THE ROSES is about to start at BBC 2 in UK this April and some time later next summer at PBS in USA. Just like the first series, which featured names such as Jeremy Irons, Ben Whishaw and Tom Hiddleston playing crowned heads, this one will also consist of three TV movies. They will be the small screen adaptations of the bard's HENRY VI drama (in two parts) and RICHARD III!

400 YEARS FROM BARD'S DEATH
Describing numerous historical events that marked the rule of Henry VI and Richard III, such as rebellion in France, Civil War in England, rise and fall of Joan Of Arc, HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES boasts a stellar cast which includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Tom Sturidge, Hugh Bonneville, Keeley Hawes and Sally Hawkins! The series airs as a part of BBC's Shakespeare festival  celebrating the 400th anniversary of the bard's death!

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, JUDI DENCH, KEELY HAWES, TOM STURRIDGE LEAD THE CAST
In the first two TV movies on English monarch HENRY VI young star Tom Sturridge plays the king himself, Sophie Okonedo is Queen Margaret of Anjou,  Hugh Bonneville is Duke of Gloucester with Sally Hawkins as his wife Duchess of Gloucester! In the last part, the TV movie on RICHARD III Benedict Cumberbatch plays the evil King Richard who plots his path to rule and layers that path with bodies of friend and foe alike, always wonderful Keeley Hawes is Queen Elizabeth (the star of WHITE QUEEN series from two years ago), her Cinematic Highness Judi Dench is King's mother Cecily Duchess of York, while Phoebe Fox is Queen Anne. Michael Gambon will appear as Sir Edmund Mortimer, Andrew Scott as King Louis XI of France and Samuel West as Bishop of Winchester!

36 comments:

  1. Knights, armors and Ladies...love that!

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    1. too bad it is in Shakespearean English :)

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  2. Haven't seen the first one yet but the history element is interesting!

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    1. I tried the first one, but not being a native speaker that English was a bit too much for me :)

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  3. Looks like something I would enjoy. And what a cast!

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  4. This does sound epic.
    How are you, Dez?

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  5. Hugh Bonneville looks like he's constipated. But apart from that, it looks like a jolly good watch.

    Hi Dezzy :)

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    1. he looks like "I wish they hadn't ended Downton Abbey"

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    2. or maybe those are gases of joy that Downton finally ended :)

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    3. no need to scream, the whole kingdom will hear you

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  6. Looking forward SO MUCH to Cumberbatch in Richard III -- only a year until it plays in North America on PBS. Getting closer!

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    1. no, I think it will play this summer, dear

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    2. Oh, even better! We had to wait a year for the original Hollow Crown ones.

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    3. it wasn't so popular back then

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  7. He looks like he's saying "Is that a unicorn under that hat, or are you just happy to see me?" Why in the world is her headpiece so high!?

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    1. I'm more intrigued by the fact she's black. Was she really black? I can't remember, but I don't think so.

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    2. Probably not. Film likes to throw in whoever they see fit, regardless of ethnicity it seems.

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    3. which is more than strange if it is about real historical figures

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  8. Those are some great costumes.

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    1. indeed, although that era wasn't too famous for lavish costumes, those came a bit later on

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  9. I feel like there has been so many historical dramas coming out lately. My husband won't watch them because he thinks their older English is hard to understand.

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    1. in this one it is extremely difficult to understand, even I found it tough and me is an English lg professah :)

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  10. What a brilliant cast. I'd see it if only because of Dench and Cumberbatch. Love saying his name!

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    1. I will see it for Dench and Keely!

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    1. I am worried for Hugh, he has cancer on his nose again, I think it is his sixth time now :(

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