Spring airdate for ‘The White Queen’
The White Queen – a co-production between the BBC, Starz and VRT, is due to finish filming in Bruges, Belgium on Saturday 9th March.
Starring relative newcomer Rebecca Ferguson (famous in her native Sweden for ‘Nya tider’) and Max Irons (‘The Runaway’), the story is based on ‘The Cousin’s War’ a series of novels by Philippa Gregory and tells the story of three women involved in the fight for the throne during the War of the Roses. Ferguson plays the eponymous White Queen, Elizabeth Woodville, a commoner and widow who married Edward IV, played by Irons. Also featured heavily in the story are Elizabeth’s mother, Jacquetta (Janet McTeer, ‘Parade’s End’) and Margaret Beaufort (Amanda Hale, ‘The Crimson Petal and the White’) , the mother of Henry Tudor, battling to see her son take the throne.
The cast also includes James Frain (‘True Blood’), David Oakes (‘The Borgias’), Aneurin Barnard (‘We’ll Take Manhattan’), Juliet Aubrey (‘Primeval’) and Freya Mavor (‘Skins’). Recent guest star announcements include Andrew Gower (‘Being Human’) as Lord Strange and Michael Marcus, a recent graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, as Henry Tudor.
Filming began in Bruges in the Autumn of 2012 and many of the actors including Aneurin Barnard have tweeted that they have wrapped their parts. No official broadcast date has been released but Philippa Gregory has indicated on her website that it will air this Spring. You can also view a short clip of the programme on the Starz website.