Firebrand is based on Elizabeth Fremantle’s novel Queen’s Gambit and focuses on her life as the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII of England. Filming began in April 2022, and the film premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Alicia Vikander stars as Katherine Parr, while Jude Law stars as King Henry VIII. [read more]
The Katherine Parr thriller “Firebrand” has received a US theatrical release date. The film is based on Elizabeth Fremantle’s novel Queen’s Gambit and focuses on her life as the sixth and final wife of King Henry VIII of England. Filming began in April 2022, and the film premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The [read more]
The National Portrait Gallery has announced a new exhibition – Six Lives: The Stories of Henry VIII’s Queens. The new exhibition will chronicle the representation of the six Queens: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr, through the works of Hans Holbein and photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. The [read more]
A new Dutch series called “Máxima” will premiere in the spring of 2024. Its producer, Videoland, has shared the first images of the show, where Máxima Zorreguieta meets the then Prince of Orange. Although there is some foreign interest in the show, no international release date is known.
Netflix has released a new promotional poster and a teaser for the sixth and final season of The Crown. The new season will be released in two batches of five episodes. The first five will be released on 16 November and the last five on 14 December.
From Netflix comes the African Queens series, and the first series focuses on Njinga, Queen of Ndongo and Matamba. Netflix describes it as “a new documentary series exploring the lives of prominent and iconic African Queens. The first season will cover the life of Njinga, the complex, captivating, and fearless 17th-century warrior queen of Ndongo [read more]