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Lumutqueen 06-03-2013 01:16 PM

"The White Queen" by Philippa Gregory, BBC Series (2013) [Elizabeth Woodville]
Very very very very excited about this! :flowers:

Based on the novel of course,

BBC - Media Centre - The White Queen


Set against the backdrop of the War of the Roses, The White Queen is a major new 10-hour adaptation of Philippa Gregory's vivid bestselling historical novel series, The Cousin’s War, for BBC One.

The White Queen is the thrilling story of the women caught up in the ongoing conflict for the throne – they are some of the most ruthless players in history and will stop at nothing to support their own causes and those of the ones they love.

The White Queen is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different, yet equally driven, women in their quest for power as they manipulate behind the scenes of history – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville.


Elizabeth Woodville - REBECCA FERGUSON

Lady Margaret Beaufort - AMANDA HALE

Anne Neville - FAYE MARSAY

Jacquetta Woodville - JANET MCTEER

King Edward IV - MAX IRONS

Lord Warwick - JAMES FRAIN


Henry Stafford (Eps 1-5) - MICHAEL MALONEY

Baron Rivers (Eps 1-2) - ROBERT PUGH

Jasper Tudor (Joins from ep 2) - TOM MCKAY


George, Duke Of Clarence - DAVID OAKES

Richard, Duke of Gloucester - ANEURIN BARNARD

Anthony Rivers - BEN LAMB

Countess of Warwick - JULIET AUBREY

John Rivers (Eps 1-2) - SIMON GINTY

Mary Woodville - EVE PONSONBY

Lady Beauchamp (Eps 2,3,6) - FRANCES TOMELTY

Richard Welles (Eps 2-3) - HUGH MITCHELL

Margaret of Anjou (Eps 4-5) - VEERLE BAETENS

Edward of Lancaster (Eps 4-5) - JOEY BATEY

Sir William Herbert (Ep 4) - RUPERT YOUNG

Lord Thomas Stanley (Joins from ep 6) - RUPERT GRAVES

Sir Robert Brackenbury (Joins from ep 8) - SHAUN DOOLEY

Harry Stafford/ Buckingham (Joins from ep 8) - ARTHUR DARVILL

Princess Elizabeth (Joins from ep 8) - FREYA MAVOR

TLLK 06-04-2013 01:32 AM

Ugh! The trailer won't play her in the US. :sad: My favorite book in the Cousin's War series!

Lenora 06-14-2013 11:34 AM

It will be great to finally watch this series!
The BBC adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s “The White Queen” starts on Sunday night at 9pm on BBC1. The website says of episode 1 “After meeting Elizabeth Woodville, King Edward IV must choose between love and loyalty.” See BBC One - The White Queen for more information.

Those in the USA who have the Starz channel will be able to watch The White Queen in August, see The White Queen - A STARZ Original Series

Read more: A Reminder of This Weekend's TV Programmes - The White Queen and The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England Part 3 » The Anne Boleyn Files

princess gertrude 06-14-2013 12:51 PM

OMG! How exciting! Love Phillippa Gregory.

Baroness of Books 06-14-2013 01:32 PM

I have a hold on her next book in the series about Elizabeth of York, "The White Princess," coming out soon.

Dman 06-14-2013 01:33 PM

"The White Queen" premieres here in the USA on August 10th 9pm ET/PT
The White Queen - A STARZ Original Series

Baroness of Books 06-14-2013 01:41 PM

I'm really hoping the series comes out on DVD soon after so I can get to see this.

An Ard Ri 06-14-2013 01:57 PM

The White Queen premiers on BBC One on Sunday June 16, 2013.

BBC History - The White Queen: The real story of Elizabeth Woodville

scooter 06-14-2013 02:09 PM

I loved this book! So looking forward to the BBC version.

Lenora 06-14-2013 03:16 PM

I am glad we could finally watch series about different historical period, as earlier mostly all movies ( tv shows) focused on Tudor dynasty.

AlisaVilgh 06-14-2013 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by TLLK (Post 1558104)
Ugh! The trailer won't play her in the US. :sad: My favorite book in the Cousin's War series!

And mine!!!

from this book I began to understand all War of White and Red Roses/

Red Queen is more boring ( guess cuase of the main personage)

Carminha Stalker 06-14-2013 03:37 PM

I also read the book and loved it. What a story this woman had and what troubled times she lived in. The mystery of the Princes in the Tower still intrigues everybody.

An Ard Ri 06-17-2013 11:42 AM

The White Queen: a brief guide to television's period pot-boilers

The White Queen: a brief guide to television's period pot-boilers | Television & radio | The Guardian

Lenora 06-17-2013 11:49 AM

Well, yesterday I watched the first episode and I think it's not bad at all, maybe a little romanticised version of history characters.

Empress Merel 06-17-2013 11:52 AM

I accidentally bumped into it (BBC one is the only BBC I receive) and liked it. I thought the surroundings and everything looked too new though.

An Ard Ri 06-19-2013 07:03 AM

I only got around to watching the first episode last night,I believe the reviews are mixed,but I did enjoy the first offering and look forward to the next one!

An Ard Ri 06-24-2013 02:49 PM

Scathing review from the daily mail

This White Queen is such a travesty, Your Majesty! Why howlers like concrete steps, metal railings and rubber boots are turning TV's new period drama into a laughing stock | Mail Online

LauraS3514 06-24-2013 11:32 PM

As long as you watch "The White Queen" thinking it's just a period drama set in an alternate universe that just happens to have characters with the same names as real people, you'll be fine. There are so many historical inaccuracies that those of us who know a little about the Wars of the Roses can't even watch it...(I cringed when I read the book and was just barely able to finish it. I've not read Gregory since - her "research" leaves much to be desired.) Two of the big historical misses: Edward IV was with his friend Will Hastings, not the Earl of Warwick, when he met the widow Grey; and the ages of his brothers George Duke of Clarence and Richard Duke of Gloucester have been advanced upwards (so there could be more royal sex maybe?) George was fifteen and Richard only eleven in the spring of 1464 when the King brought Elizabeth Wydville Grey to court - and Richard's future Queen, Lady Anne Neville (Warwick's daughter) was only eight! And we won't even get into the costume issues and the lack of head coverings for the women...:bang:

And if anyone thinks it doesn't matter, it does. With so few people actually reading/studying history these days, many viewers will believe that "The White Queen" is actual history and not fiction, just as so many have taken "The Tudors" as history, with Henry VIII being a shortish man with dark hair who had only one sister who married the King of Portugal. :ohmy:

Duchess Marie 06-25-2013 12:01 AM

I was looking through Queen Elizabeth II pictures on Tumblr when i found about The White Queen and now i can't wait to see it. Rebecca Ferguson(Elizabeth) looks amazing :wub:

An Ard Ri 06-25-2013 05:43 AM

Ok I didn't enjoy the second episode as I found it went all over the place,I hope the 3rd episode is better or I may just stop watching altogether ;)

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