‘The White Queen’ BBC’s new ten-part drama

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The BBC have released the first trailer for their ten-part drama ‘The White Queen’.

Update: The first episode will air between 15th June and 21st June 2013 (Day and time to be confirmed).

Set against the iconic backdrop of the War of the Roses, The White Queen is a adaptation of Philippa Gregory‘s vivid bestselling historical novel series The Cousin’s War.

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 series starts in 1464 where England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England – it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.

“One of the most ambitious series the BBC has made, this 10-part series is an epic drama that makes real history as gripping as the best fiction, featuring a cast of extraordinary new talent and some of our finest actors,” says Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama.

The cast includes: REBECCA FERGUSON (Elizabeth Woodville), MAX IRONS (Edward IV), JAMES FRAIN (Lord Warwick), DAVID OAKES (George Duke of Clarence), JULIET AUBREY (Countess of Warwick), ELEANOR TOMLINSON (Isabel Neville), FRANCES TOMELTY (Lady Beauchamp), MICHAEL MALONEY (Henry Stafford), CAROLINE GOODALL (Duchess Cecily), TOM MCKAY (Jasper Tudor), BEN LAMB (Anthony Rivers) and ROBERT PUGH (Baron Rivers). And as the series continues actors joining from episode four onwards include: VEERLE BAETENS (Margaret of Anjou), NICK HENDRIX (Edmund Beaufort), LIZZY MCINNERNY (Lady Sutcliffe), LEO BILL (Reginald Bray), RUPERT GRAVES (Lord Thomas Stanley), SHAUN DOOLEY (Sir Robert Brackenbury), FREYA MAVOR (Princess Lizzy) and ARTHUR DARVILL (Harry Stafford).

’The White Queen’ will be film on location in Bruges, Belgium and will broadcast on BBC One in 2013.

Last updated: Sunday 5 May 2013
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