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moondew 05-02-2013 13:26

The White Queen discussion thread
 
There will be a new 10-part drama on BBC1 called The White Queen, set in the time of the Wars of the Roses. It's based on the series of novels called Cousin's War by Philippa Gregory, and focuses on the women caught up in the conflict for the throne.

It looks as if it will be really good from the description on the Beeb's site - can someone put a link to it please, I'm using a tablet and haven't worked out how to do that yet :o

With all this interest in Richard III, the series should get a lot of viewers. Let's hope it's a good one.

fayebeatle 05-02-2013 13:32

I loved the books can't wait.:D

Siobhan_Parker 05-02-2013 13:34

Here's the BBC link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/lat...ite-queen.html

I run an Andrew Gower (Monroe, Being Human, Frankenstein's Wedding) site, he's due to play Lord Strange in episode 10 of the series. Here are the news pages about The White Queen from my site: https://andrewgoweractor.wordpress.c...e-queen-pages/

The cast list is brilliant:

REBECCA FERGUSON (Elizabeth Woodville, The White Queen)
MAX IRONS (Edward IV)
JAMES FRAIN (Lord Warwick)
JANET MCTEER (Jacquetta of Luxembourg)
AMANDA HALE (Margaret Beaufort)
FAYE MARSAY (Anne Neville)
ANEURIN BARNARD (Richard Duke of Gloucester)
DAVID OAKES (George Duke of Clarence)
JULIET AUBREY (Countess of Warwick)
ELEANOR TOMLINSON (Isabel Neville)
FRANCES TOMELTY (Lady Beauchamp)
MICHAEL MALONEY (Henry Stafford)
CAROLINE GOODALL (Duchess Cecily)
TOM MCKAY (Jasper Tudor)
BEN LAMB (Anthony Rivers)
ROBERT PUGH (Baron Rivers)
VEERLE BAETENS (Margaret of Anjou)
NICK HENDRIX (Edmund Beaufort)
LIZZY MCINNERNY (Lady Sutcliffe)
LEO BILL (Reginald Bray)
RUPERT GRAVES (Lord Thomas Stanley)
SHAUN DOOLEY (Sir Robert Brackenbury)
FREYA MAVOR (Princess Lizzy)
ARTHUR DARVILL (Harry Stafford)
ANDREW GOWER (Lord Strange)

Really looking forward to it!

moondew 05-02-2013 13:38

Thanks Siobhan, you're a star ;)

tracystapes 05-02-2013 16:16

I can't wait!

When does it air though? I read it's July 31st! That's ages away :(

moondew 05-02-2013 16:22

I hope it's sooner than that. It says on the Beeb site that it will be aired in the spring.

guestofseth 05-02-2013 16:24

TV and Satellite Week's twitter mentioned Spring yesterday, along with a picture of Aneurin Barnard as Richard III https://twitter.com/TVSatelliteWeek/...05771178303488

I'm hoping for around Easter, but nothing definite has been said about the date yet. I actually think it's still filming. July 31st seems unlikely though, for one it's a Wednesday and I'll be very surprised if this doesn't air on a Sunday.

Christa Ellen 05-02-2013 16:45

Sounds like it will be well worth watching.

Siobhan_Parker 05-02-2013 16:45

Philippa Gregory has said Spring as well on her Facebook page (on the BBC, Autumn on Starz): https://www.facebook.com/PhilippaGre...25420427534452

I don't know whether July 31st is just something someone has put on Wikipedia as a guesstimate...

ChrissieAO 05-02-2013 17:06

Here's another one who will be watching. I have read practicaly all of Phillippa Gregory's books so really looking forward to it...

Siobhan_Parker 06-02-2013 08:20

An author has tweeted that it will air in May - can't find anything to back this up though. https://twitter.com/PrufrocksPeach/s...96834426978306

Saltydog1955 06-02-2013 08:26

I was in Bruges a couple of years ago, and have been to the places in the video, so I'm really looking forward to this, thanks for posting the info. :)

DocMartinLover 08-02-2013 17:43

A small preview clip from the series, released today:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/vid...ak-peek-419196

And some press pics as well:
http://blog.newsok.com/television/20...e-white-queen/

Cadiva 08-02-2013 20:34

Really looking forward to this, it has a fantastic cast and I loved the books that the series is based on.

moondew 09-02-2013 11:57

I haven't read the books, did Philippa Gregory portray Richard of Gloucester as a hunchback? If so, I wonder if the tv series will correct that now that we know that he had scoliosis.

saralund 09-02-2013 12:09

Ooh, that's something to look forward to!

I note there's no Henry Tudor in the cast list? Surely if they've got Margaret Beaufort, his mother, H7 would have to be in it?

I saw 'Rebecca Ferguson' and thought of the singer, which seemed bold casting. But the actress chosen looks perfect for what we know of Elizabeth Woodville from her portraits.

tracystapes 11-02-2013 20:46

I really hope this is soon. I can't wait to watch this.

HarkAtHer 11-02-2013 21:31

I've got high hopes for this too. Like a lot of people I've become addicted to Philippa Gregory, but have read nearly all the Wars of the Roses/Tudor novels. The tv series should at least help me get events, names and chronology straight!

bryemycaz 11-02-2013 22:09

Beautiful song too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvE-N4BgfIU

Dan Fortesque 14-02-2013 21:23

Looking forward to this too. I haven't read the books, which might be a good thing.

maddiesdoor 25-02-2013 17:02

I really want to watch this, taking ages though

inbruges.info 27-02-2013 13:18

Pictures and videos of The White Queen's set can be found on my blog: http://www.inbruges.info

Siobhan_Parker 28-02-2013 14:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by saralund (Post 64148066)
Ooh, that's something to look forward to!

I note there's no Henry Tudor in the cast list? Surely if they've got Margaret Beaufort, his mother, H7 would have to be in it?

I saw 'Rebecca Ferguson' and thought of the singer, which seemed bold casting. But the actress chosen looks perfect for what we know of Elizabeth Woodville from her portraits.

Hi - just to let you know, Michael Marcus has now been cast as Henry Tudor. https://twitter.com/EmmaFrostLondon/...00393798008832

maddiesdoor 17-03-2013 13:17

Filming finished last week for this. I really want to watch it. There are lots of books coming out between now and the end of April regarding the war of the roses. I hope it airs soon!

Tiggywink 18-03-2013 17:11

It's about time this story was told on film - I have never really been able to understand why we have been treated ad nauseam to the Tudors when this whole Wars of the Roses period is so filled with exciting stuff.

I really hope it does the main characters justice.


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