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The White Princess: Production Begins on Starz Sequel Series; Full Cast Announced

14 June 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Production has begun on The White Princess TV show coming to Starz. This follow-up to The White Queen TV series is adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel -- part of The Cousins' War book series. Jodie Comer stars as Princess Elizabeth of York. Michelle Fairly is Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor’s mother.

Jacob Collins-Levy has been cast as Henry VII. Joanne Whalley joins as the widowed Duchess of Burgundy, Elizabeth of York's aunt, and sister to dead kings Richard III and Edward IV of England. Essie Davis plays Princess Elizabeth's mother Dowager Queen Elizabeth "The White Queen." Suki Waterhouse has been cast as Cecily of York, younger sister to Princess Elizabeth. Vincent Regan joins as Jasper Tudor.

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Starz Begins "White Princess" Production

13 June 2016 11:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Starz has announced today that production has officially commenced on "The White Princess" miniseries, the follow-up to their acclaimed mini-series "The White Queen" from Company Pictures and Playground.

Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins' War book series, "The White Princess" sees England ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII.

However, their personal and political rift runs deep and the war that rages between them threatens to tear the kingdom apart once again. Jacob Collins-Levy, Jodie Comer, Essie Davis, Joanne Whalley, Michelle Fairley, Suki Waterhouse, Rebecca Benson, Rhys Connah, Caroline Goodall, Kenneth Cranham and Vincent Regan also star in the production.

The eight episode drama is by writer Emma Frost ("The White Queen," "The Man in the High Castle"), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jamie Payne ("Legends," "Quantico") and will direct most of this. Shooting takes place in Bristol and around the UK.

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5 Characters Found in (Practically) Every Period British TV Show

30 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ok, you can admit it now -- you loved "Downton Abbey" just like the rest of us. The show captured almost everyone's attention for as long as it was on the air and introduced TV devotees to the glory that is British period television. Once viewers found out that the updated versions of these (mostly) historical events were packed with salacious details, torrid affairs, sassy grandmas, and so much more, they were in for the duration.

Now that you're obsessed with British period shows, whether they're loosely based on true events, like "The Tudors," or are works of fiction set in historical times, similar to "Outlander" (sometimes referred to as a British-American show hybrid), get to know the handful of usual suspects that we can't help but notice make their mark in nigh every show.

1. Privileged White Male Who Is Struggling With ... Something

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Simon Pegg and Mike Myers Join Margot Robbie in Terminal

24 May 2016 2:34 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Highland Film Group announced today that Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Star Trek Into Darkness), Max Irons (The Riot Club, Alone in Berlin, The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) and Mike Myers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek) have joined the cast of Vaughn Stein's anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad). The film, which Stein also penned, is beginning production in Hungary. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and Hfg's Arianne Fraser will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.

Terminal tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, »

- MovieWeb

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Alice Must Save the Mad Hatter in 3 Through the Looking Glass Clips

23 May 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in 2010, Disney's blockbuster Alice in Wonderland set the box office on fire, taking in a whopping $334 million domestically and over $1 billion worldwide, which helped spawn Disney's successful string of live-action fairy tale adaptations. In the years that followed, Disney released hits such as Maleficent and last year's Cinderella. This year, fans will be heading back to Wonderland with the studio's sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, arriving in theaters May 27. As we get ready for the theatrical release, Disney has released three clips which shed some light on the story.

The first of these clips, which debuted at the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page, reveals Alice's (Mia Wasikowska) triumphant return to Wonderland, where she learns that the Hatter (Johnny Depp) has gone mad, becoming darker than ever. She must call on The White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Tweedles (Matt Lucas), White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and the Cheshire Cat (Stephen Fry »

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James Bobin interview: Alice, Mib 23, Muppets

19 May 2016 5:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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We chatted to director James Bobin about Alice Through The Looking Glass, Mib 23, The Muppets and Flight Of The Conchords...

On a visual level, Alice Through The Looking Glass is a stark contrast to director James Bobin’s previous two films, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted. Where his Muppets work relied mostly on practical effects and furry cast members, this sequel to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland is a festival of stunning CGI.

But you can spot Bobin’s eye for comedy (he directed TV’s The Ali-g Show and co-created Flight Of The Conchords before transitioning to cinema) all over Alice Through The Looking Glass. Particularly in scenes where his old chum Sacha Baron Cohen steals the show as the villainous personification of time itself. 

Mr Bobin - a Hampshire native who's since moved to the States - was in London recently to promote this new movie, »

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The White Princess: Game of Thrones Actress Joins White Queen Sequel

11 May 2016 3:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Game of Thrones' Michelle Fairly has been cast as Margaret Beaufort, Henry Tudor's mother, in The White Princess TV show coming to Starz. Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer will star as Princess Elizabeth of York, in this follow-up to The White Queen. Both shows are adaptations of Philippa Gregory's books.

Emma Frost is set as showrunner and will executive produce with Gregory. Playground’s Colin Callender and Scott Huff will serve as executive producers with Company PicturesMichele Buck. Lachlan MacKinnon is producing. The White Princess will film on location in Bristol, UK. The series is expected to air on Starz in 2017.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TV News Roundup: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Cast in Starz’s ‘White Princess’

10 May 2016 4:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Game of Thrones” star Michelle Fairley will play Henry VII’s mother in the Starz limited series “The White Princess.”  Plus, FX has set summer premiere dates for Season 3 of “The Strain” and “You’re the Worst.”

Casting:

Game of Thrones” actress Michelle Fairley will star in Starz’s limited series drama “The White Princess,” the follow-up to the premium cabler’s original miniseries “The White Queen.”  Based on a novel in Philippa Gregory’s “The Cousins’ War” series, “The White Princess” offers a female perspective on the string of late 15th century battles in England known as War of the Roses.

Fairley will play Margaret Beaufort, the plotting mother of Henry VII and mastermind behind his ascent to the British throne. The actress appeared as Catelyn Stark in the first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” and has also starred in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, »

- Alyssa Sage

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley Joins Starz’s ‘The White Princess’

10 May 2016 11:04 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Game Of Thrones alumna Michelle Fairley has been cast as Margaret Beaufort in The White Princess, Starz’s follow-up to its critically-acclaimed miniseries The White Queen, from Company Pictures. British actress Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster, My Mad Fat Diary) also has signed on as Princess Elizabeth of York. Adapted from Philippa Gregory's best-selling novel and part of The Cousins' War book series, The White Princess tells the story of England's War of the Roses from the… »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Alum Michelle Fairley Joins Starz’s ‘White Queen’ Sequel ‘White Princess’

10 May 2016 10:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Starz’s “The White Queen” sequel series “The White Princess” has cast its titular princess, as well as a “Game of Thrones” alum. Jodie Comer will play the leading role of Princess Elizabeth York, while Michelle Fairley, aka the late Catelyn Stark, will play Margaret Beaufort. “White Queen” showrunner Emma Frost returns to serve as showrunner and executive producer, while Philippa Gregory, author of the “White Queen” and “White Princess” books, also serves as executive producer. The eight-episode miniseries is currently in pre-production. Also Read: Starz Orders 'White Queen' Sequel Series 'White Princess' Some plot points: Beaufort, Henry Tudor’s »

- Linda Ge

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Alice Through The Looking Glass review

9 May 2016 4:40 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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James Bobin takes over from Tim Burton in Alice Through The Looking Glass, in which Sacha Baron Cohen steals the show...

It’s quite rare that a CGI-infested 3D movie genuinely feasts your eyes, so first and foremost Alice Through The Looking Glass - the follow-on from Tim Burton's $1bn grossing Alice In Wonderland - deserves praise for looking utterly stunning. Colleen Atwood’s costumes are gloriously over-the-top, and Disney’s finest VFX geniuses have blended their work in with surprising seamlessness to help convey some giant, attention-grabbing ideas as well as quirky background details. 

This time, we open with Mia Wasikowska’s Alice out at sea and very much in the real world. She’s a boat captain now, instantly demanding your attention with her inventive problem solving skills and action prowess. One of the criticisms of Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland was that »

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Cannes: Ray Stevenson, David Oakes Star in ‘Cold Skin’ (Exclusive)

21 April 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Madrid – Ray Stevenson (“Thor,” the “Divergent” franchise) and David Oakes (“The Borgias,” “The White Queen”) will topline “Cold Skin,” a elevated genre psychological thriller directed by Xavier Gens’ (“Hitman,” “Crucifixion,” “Frontiers”).

Now in production on mainland Spain, “Cold Skin” will be introduced to buyers by Gregoire Melin’s Kinology at next month’s Cannes Festival where Melin will unveil early footage.

Based on a best-seller of the same title by Albert Sanchez Piñol whose adaptation rights were said to have been pursued in their day by Focus Europe and Filmax, “Cold Skin” begins with a young man approaching a remote island on the edge of the Antarctic Circle to relieve a weather observer who has been stationed there in solitude. But all he finds is a deranged castaway who has witnessed a horror he refuses to name.

A high-concept, sometimes action thriller, appealing to the contemporary zeitgeist by its portrait of the monstrosity of mankind, »

- John Hopewell and Elsa Keslassy

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The White Princess: Jodie Comer Cast in Starz White Queen Sequel

18 April 2016 6:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Starz has their new princess. Deadline reports Jodie Comer has been cast as the lead in The White Princess, the network's upcoming sequel series to The White Queen.

Based on the historical novels of Philippa Gregory, The White Princess takes place during the War of the Roses, the 15th century conflict between two prominent royal houses of England.

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Despite The Falling Snow review

18 April 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Rebecca Ferguson stars in Despite The Falling Snow, and she's the best thing about the movie...

The main draw of Despite The Falling Snow is a dual performance by Rebecca Ferguson, who shot this in between her Emmy-nominated work on The White Queen and her memorable breakthrough role in last year's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Adapted by writer-director Sharim Sharif from her own novel, this romantic thriller casts Ferguson as two women separated by time but connected by blood and a sequence of events that occurred in Moscow at the height of the Cold War.

In 1992, an American artist called Lauren (Ferguson) is curious as to why her weary uncle Sacha (Charles Dance) is so cagey about their family's history and the circumstances of his defection from Russia thirty years prior. In particular, she's beguiled by her aunt Katya (also Ferguson), of whom she is the spitting image. »

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Casting: West, Comer, Adams, Rockwell, Higson

17 April 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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Shane West will star opposite Leslie Bibb in Jonathan Wright's thriller "Z" for Sony Pictures. Michael Baker and Jeff Sackman will produce.

The story follow a down-on-their-luck blue-collar couple young who discover a serial killer's film reels and take a chance to capture him for the major reward - they soon end up in his crosshairs. Filming begins in Ottowa in late May. [Source: Deadline]

The White Princess

Jodie Comer ("Doctor Foster") has scored the title role in Starz's "The White Princess," the sequel to the acclaimed historical TV drama "The White Queen". Based on Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War novels, this continues the story of the beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville – the White Queen – the young princess Elizabeth.

Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her »

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First Look: Aneurin Barnard Plays Mozart in ‘Interlude in Prague’ (Exclusive)

15 April 2016 9:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Variety has been given exclusive access to the first-look images for “Interlude in Prague,” which is shooting in the Czech capital. The film, which portrays a few turbulent months in the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stars Aneurin Barnard, James Purefoy and Samantha Barks.

Barnard, whose credits include “The White Queen” and “War & Peace,” plays the composer at a time when has been brought to Prague by the vain and self-obsessed Baron Saloka. The evil aristocrat is played by Purefoy, who was serial killer Joe Carroll in Fox’s “The Following,” and is a slave owner in the “Roots” reboot.

Rising star Morfydd Clark, who appeared recently in Whit Stillman’s “Love and Friendship,” plays the beautiful soprano Zuzanna Luptak, who is betrothed to Saloka but falls in love with Mozart. Saloka, a psychopath, sexual predator and serial rapist, develops an overwhelming hatred that results in callous brutality and murder. »

- Leo Barraclough

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‘Doctor Foster’ Star Jodie Comer Lands Lead Role In Starz Sequel ‘The White Princess’

15 April 2016 8:16 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive– Jodie Comer, best known for her turn as the 22-year-old mistress/homewrecker in BBC’s ratings phenomenon Doctor Foster, has landed the plum title role in The White Princess, the sequel to the acclaimed historical TV drama The White Queen. The series will be a Starz production, which will air it in the U.S. (The White Queen was a BBC/Starz collaboration). The White Princess is the latest installment of Philippa Gregory's Cousins' War novels, chronicling the… »

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Game of Thrones cinematographer to shoot Justice League

11 April 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Zack Snyder won’t be reuniting with his frequent collaborator Larry Fong on Justice League Part One, with cinematographer Fabian Wagner set to step in as his replacement for the DC ensemble, which has commenced production today.

The news broke courtesy of Wagner’s resume on his agency website, with Fong then taking to Twitter to reveal that scheduling conflicts are preventing him from linking up with Snyder once again:

Schedule conflicts are not uncommon in this biz. But don’t worry, the amazingly talented Mr. Wagner will kill it. https://t.co/oDQdQZ7U2p

Larry Fong (@larryfong) April 10, 2016

Justice League will be Wagner’s highest-profile gig to date, having previously shot episodes of Sherlock, The White Queen, Da Vinci’s Demons and Game of Thrones., as well as the feature films The Legend of Barney Thomson and Victor Frankenstein.

Fong has previously collaborated with Snyder on 300, Watchmen, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Broken Circle Breakdown' star Veerle Baetens to direct 'The Melting'

8 April 2016 3:05 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Award-winning Belgian star to make directorial debut on novel adaptation.

Veerle Baetens, voted European actress of the Year in 2013 for her role in The Broken Circle Breakdown, is to make her directorial debut with the big-screen adaptation of Lize Spit’s debut novel The Melting (Het smelt).

The revenge drama reunites Baetens with producer Dirk Impens of Ghent-based Menuet, the company behind Oscar-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown and Code 37, which both starred the Belgian actress.

Menuet also recently produced Belgica, Café Derby, Coppers and In Flanders Fields. The Dutch co-producer is Topkapi Films. Baetens is to script the feature but it is yet to be decided whether she will act in it. 

Baetens is also known for films including The White Queen and Berlinale entry News From Planet Mars, and has appeared in TV series The Team and the upcoming Beyond the Walls (Au-delà des murs) and Tabula Rasa, which she co-wrote »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Holliday Grainger, Max Irons join Jane Austen adaptation 'Sanditon'

1 April 2016 3:01 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.

Holliday Grainger (Cinderella) and Max Irons (Woman In Gold) are to join Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) in Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon, which is due to shoot in the UK in June.

The adaptation of Jane Austen’s never-before dramatised final novel will be directed by Jim O’Hanlon (A Hundred Streets), director of the 2009 BBC TV adaptation of Austen’s Emma.

Script comes from British playwright Simon Reade who produces with Guy de Beaujeu for Fluidity Films (Private Peaceful). Goldcrest Films will finance and handle sales.

In Sanditon, when Charlotte Heywood (Holliday Grainger) is invited by eternal optimist and entrepreneur Tom Parker to spend the summer season at Sanditon she accepts immediately, intrigued to see (not so) polite society at play in the newly fashionable sea bathing resort.

There she meets a host of classic Austen characters from the imperious nouveau-riche Lady Denham (Rampling »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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