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Series cast summary:
Belén Rueda ...  Princesa de Éboli 2 episodes, 2010
Hugo Silva ...  Antonio Pérez 2 episodes, 2010
Eduard Fernández ...  Felipe II 2 episodes, 2010
Petra Martínez ...  Bernardina 2 episodes, 2010
Pedro Casablanc ...  Mateo Vázquez 2 episodes, 2010
Nathalie Poza ...  Sofonisba Anguissola 2 episodes, 2010
Nuria Mencía ...  Juana de Coello 2 episodes, 2010
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández ...  Rodrigo 2 episodes, 2010
Luis Callejo ...  Benítez 2 episodes, 2010
Claudia Martín Claudia Martín 2 episodes, 2010
Álvaro Monje Álvaro Monje ...  Bartolomé 2 episodes, 2010
Daniel Holguín 2 episodes, 2010
Fernando Soto Fernando Soto ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 2010
Inma Cuevas ...  María 2 episodes, 2010
Tomás del Estal Tomás del Estal 2 episodes, 2010
Álex Angulo ...  Núñez de Arce 2 episodes, 2010
Ferran Rañé ...  Padre Chaves 2 episodes, 2010
Roberto Enríquez ...  Juan de Escobedo 2 episodes, 2010
Michelle Jenner ...  Ana de Austria 2 episodes, 2010
Pantxo Nieto Pantxo Nieto ...  Conde de Barajas 2 episodes, 2010
Pere Brasó Pere Brasó ...  Granvela 2 episodes, 2010
Joaquín Notario ...  Nuncio Ormaneto 2 episodes, 2010
Raúl Jiménez ...  Romero 2 episodes, 2010
Daniel Currás Daniel Currás ...  Carcelero 1 2 episodes, 2010
Antonio Navarro Antonio Navarro ...  Carcelero 2 2 episodes, 2010
Jon Ander Elizazu Jon Ander Elizazu ...  Mensajero de Don Juan 2 episodes, 2010
Mario Zorrilla Mario Zorrilla ...  Diego 2 episodes, 2010
Córdova Gómez Córdova Gómez ...  Juan 2 episodes, 2010
Pascual Anega Pascual Anega ...  Juan de Austria 2 episodes, 2010
Ignacio Jiménez Ignacio Jiménez ...  Álvaro de la Casa de Alba 2 episodes, 2010
Fernando Lage Fernando Lage ...  Alcalde 2 episodes, 2010
Jorge Muñoz Jorge Muñoz ...  Mensajero del rey 2 episodes, 2010
Santiago Ruiz Santiago Ruiz ...  Capitán Sebastián 2 episodes, 2010
Antonio Mora Antonio Mora ...  Guardia 1 Éboli 2 episodes, 2010
Chele Ayarza Chele Ayarza ...  Guardia 2 Éboli 2 episodes, 2010
Arturo Gracia Arturo Gracia ...  Ruí 2 episodes, 2010
Álvaro Poveda Álvaro Poveda ...  Criado de Pérez / ... 2 episodes, 2010
Samuel Blanco Samuel Blanco ...  Don Luis 2 episodes, 2010
Francisco Javier Pastor ...  Mauler of Antonio Pérez (Hugo Silva) 2 episodes, 2010
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This miniseries is a fiction about the history of Ana of Mendoza, a woman ahead of her time and who was the center of attention at the court of Felipe II. After giving birth to 10 children and being widowed, she lived a passionate love story with Antonio Pérez, the king's secretary. Felipe II, mad with jealousy and feeling cheated and betrayed by the Princess of Eboli, ended with her in the most cruel way. The romance she maintained with Antonio Pérez rescued Ana from the quiet life she led, allowed her to be herself and to demonstrate against the morals of her time, and even against the monarch, over whom Ana had great influence that she did not hesitate to use to interfere in state decisions.

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18 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

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Pretty good TV series about historical characters : Felipe II , Antonio Perez and Ana De Mendoza
2 April 2015 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Based on historic deeds about intrigue and power-fight in Philip II court . This costumer movie is partially based on real events . It's developed in the court of Felipe II (Eduard Fernandez) , the Prudent King , also called the Noon demon . It is really important to highlight the huge significance that the Kingdom of Spain had back then. This well-known monarch governed in domains where the sun never set . We should have the same intelligence as this monarch and take advantage of the power of this story and of its marvellous renaissance background . The Duke of Alba and other 'favorites' as Mateo Vazquez (Pedro Casablanc) have for some time been relegated to a lesser role in the Court , due to the growing power of the Kings most influential secretary, Prime Minister Antonio Pérez . Meantime , the situation of Low Countries ruled under charismatic illegitimate Juan of Austria , his illegitimate half-brother is extremely dangerous and delicate . It was an inhospitable place which is in constant conflict and where those who possess privileged information can acquire immense fortunes . The protestant rebellion and the harassing by William of Orange make Flandes an uncomfortable place . Escobedo , John of Austria's personal secretary is sent to ask for help to stifle revolts . Furthermore , John of Austria attempts to begin new royal line by marrying to Mary, Queen of Scots . While , Ana of Mendoza , (Belen Rueda) married one of Philip's minister , bore sons , and soon became a widow Duchess of Pastrana and princess of Eboli . She wears a patch over her right eye and is an ambitious woman with selfish aims . Presumptuous and arrogant Antonio Perez (Hugo Silva) is the first secretary to the Crown . Ana of Mendoza and Antonio soon become lovers . Juan De Escobedo (Roberto Enriquez) regaining the king's brother favour attempts to force measures over the rebels . Escobedo comes from Flandes to Madrid , but he aware passionate romance between Antonio Perez and Ana Mendoza . He witnesses the murky and passionate romance and it could create a scandal in court , always the scenario of perpetual intrigue . From that moment on, Juan de Escobedo becomes the target of a series of failed attempts on his life . Then , a deadly conflict takes place ..

This TV series recreates faithfully the historical fact , as 430 years separate us from the events are to narrate, but the shadows still hide from the public this great historic moment , and the significance of such deeds . ¨Princess of Eboli¨ TV series is filled with those lights and shadows, gathers such a very important known event recreated in the artistic frame called Renaissance, characterized and inspired by the ideas of a reborn classical world . The series contributes to historical, artistical and cultural memory of an era, with a look back to the past, offering us an interesting adaptation on important facts . This is a enough budget but slowly-paced costumer that has Belen Rueda wearing a black eye-patch as the one-eyed Ana of Mendoza whose gorgeous beauty is difficult to resist . Belen is marvelously photographed throughout but the role , as written , and she gives her big opportunity to really shine . Hugo Silva gives a convincing character as astute and mean Antonio of Mendoza . Pedro Casablanc plays with enormous distinction as Mateo Vazquez , the incorruptible as well as cunning adviser priest . Personality and charisma of Eduard Fernandez's portrayal as one of the most remarkable European kings that ever reigned . The rest of the supporting cast is nice , such as Roberto Enriquez , Juan Calleja , Nathalie Poza as a feminist painter and Michelle Jenner as Queen Ana De Austria . Extraordinary costume design accompanied by colorful cinematography filmed on location . Luxurious sets make excellent use of real locations in Spain and it has a look of a great TV production . The motion picture was professionally directed by Belen Macias .

Other films dealing with this actual happenings are the followings : In 1955 was filmed by Terence Young an inferior version about these historic deeds titled 'That lady' starred by Olivia De Havilland , Paul Scofield , Gilbert Roland Christhoper Lee , Dennis Price , among others. And "The Escorial Conspiracy" (2008) by Antonio del Real with Julia Ormond , Jason Isaacs , Jordi Molla , Joaqiuin De Almeida , Juanjo Puigcorbe and Fabio Testi .


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