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The Lost Prince (2003)

The true story of the British royal prince locked away because of having epilepsy.

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Stamfordham
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Lloyd George
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Storyline

British empire monarch George V and his wife Queen Mary decide to hide their last-born son, Johnnie, from the public, being embarrassingly affected by epilepsy. While his protective elder brother is ruthlessly groomed for court life, Johnnie gets packed off to a country cottage on the royal estate Sandringham. With his full-time governess Lalla, a substitute-mother, he's abandoned to playfulness and virtual social neglect. The Great War and the Russian Revolution change life in Britain, also at court, even at Sandringham, where royal refugees are expected. Written by KGF Vissers

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The heartbreaking story of the prince that history forgot

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Biography | Drama

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17 October 2004 (USA)  »

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El príncipe perdido  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Gambon, who played Edward VII in this miniseries, would later went on to play his son, King George V in The King's Speech. See more »

Goofs

When the Union Flag is at half mast at the death of Edward VII, it is upside down - the side attached to the pole should have the thick white band at the top. See more »

Quotes

Queen Mary: I am English. From top to toe, from toe to top. I am English, from top to toe, from toe to top. I am English, from top to toe, from toe to top.
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Connections

Featured in The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

2nd Sonata for Trumpet & Organ, Opus IV, Allegro
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Written by Giovanni Viviani
Arranged by Adrian Johnston
Performed by Adrian Johnston (piano), Colin Rae (trumpet)
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Outstanding
24 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

This production is outstanding in every way: style, substance and sensitivity. A remarkable glimpse at a remarkable time in Western history told via a very personal and touching biography. Director, Stephen Poliakoff has done what is rare: the combination of otherwise cold dates, places and faces brought to the level of high art. As far as casting is concerned, again quite outstanding. Every role seems as though it were created for the talented actor that inhabited it. Special kudos to Miranda Richardson as Queen Mary, Gina McKee as Prince John's nanny Lala and Bill Nighy as Stamfordham: King George's private secretary. Lastly, congratulations to Adrian Johnston for a lovely and most appropriate musical score.


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