The Last King (2003)
"Charles II: The Power & the Passion" (original title)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Biography | Drama | History
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The chronicle of Charles II's time on the throne, his 10 year exile from Oliver Cromwell's England, and his triumphant return.

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Year:

2003
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Charles II (4 episodes, 2003)
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 James, Duke of York (4 episodes, 2003)
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 James, Duke of Monmouth (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Catharine of Braganza (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Lord Shaftesbury (4 episodes, 2003)
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 Ormonde (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Anne Hyde (3 episodes, 2003)
Robert East ...
 Arlington (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Clifford (3 episodes, 2003)
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 Sir Edward Hyde (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Captain (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Queen Henrietta Maria (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Rochester (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Earl of Danby (2 episodes, 2003)
Nick Bagnall ...
 Hopkins (2 episodes, 2003)
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 Louise de Kéroualle (2 episodes, 2003)
Albert Welling ...
 MP #1 (2 episodes, 2003)
Jochum ten Haaf ...
 William of Orange (2 episodes, 2003)
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The focus of King Charles II is his court, his squabbling family and his glamorous mistresses - from the high-born and promiscuous Barbara Villiers through folk heroine and sex symbol of the day Nell Gwynne to the French spy Louise de Keroualle. It is an original take on a historical period written by award-winning screenwriter Adrian Hodges, whose credits include David Copperfield and The Lost World, which penetrates to the heart of the charismatic monarch who was deeply traumatised by the execution of his father. Written by Anonymous

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Shirley Henderson's elaborate hairstyle for Catherine's arrival initially took two hours to create. See more »

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Just before the sequence concerning the smallpox epidemic, we get a brief look at The King's upper right arm and can clearly see a smallpox vaccination scar. See more »

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Catherine of Braganza: Anne...
Anne of Braganza: I know!
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Classy production which assumes previous knowledge
30 May 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

You cannot help but be impressed by the production values of this potentially great BBC series. However, the scenes jump quickly, characters come and go quickly and overall the story is hard to follow unless you read up on the history of the reign of Charles II. Either the editing has been so severe that the continuity has been damaged or the producers have assumed that viewers are fully aware of the history. Either way, a narrative would have helped to fill in the considerable gaps.

That said, the sets are impressive and the acting is first-class. With better continuity, this could have been an impressive tele-movie. In the form that it was presented on TV, it just misses the mark unless you already know your history.


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