Rebecca Ferguson and Max Irons
Prepare for the real game of thrones. Many films and TV series have taken on Henry VIII and the Tudors, but shockingly little has been done on the English dynasty that preceded them: the magnificently brutal Plantagenets. That's odd, considering that the Plantagenets, who battled one another for 30 years in the calamitous Wars of the Roses, did just as much roaring and whoring as the Tudors did — and were way more dangerous and dysfunctional.
Starz plans to rectify this royal oversight with The White Queen, a sweeping, sexually ...
Author Philippa Gregory has become an authority on British royalty, but her interests don't necessarily extend to the present.
"I'm utterly indifferent about Kate Middleton's baby," she confessed at Starz's Television Critics Association fall previews on Friday. "It know this is terrible. It's like blasphemy!"
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Janet McTeer and Rose Byrne
When Patty Hewes talks, people listen — and the same goes for Glenn Close. "Last year felt a little guy-heavy," says the star of Damages, which featured John Goodman, Dylan Baker and Chris Messina in Season 4. "So Rose Byrne and I asked the producers to bring in more strong females."
HBO has announced a Sept. 9 premiere for Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq, a documentary special produced by Sopranos alum James Gandolfini and his nascient Attaboy Films shingle. Alive Day Memories looks at the new generation of war veterans from the point of view of 10 soldiers.... Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds) will play wife Clemmie to Brendan Gleeson's Winston in Churchill at War, HBO Films/BBC Films' follow-up to The Gathering Storm.