This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 16th July 2017

There's been a lack of posts on Lost In Drama this week, so apologies! An upcoming home move and a lot of travelling hasn't left the usual time for binge watching and writing. There was plenty of news however, so lets get caught up on what the last week has brought us for period dramas. Joe Wright's Darkest Hour gets its first trailer Another interpretation of Winston Churchill is coming to UK screens in the form of Darkest Hour, directed…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 9th July 2017

It's been a hectic week for period drama news, with a huge BBC adaptation getting its full cast and information being released about several much-anticipated feature films. Join us this week and get caught up - Full cast announced for the BBC's Little Women There's been a flurry of exciting casting announcements this week for the BBC's new adaptation for the Louise May Alcott classic, Little Women. A story beloved by generations, it follows the life of four young sisters as…

A Late Arrival’s Thoughts on Outlander Episode 1

As a television show that aired in 2014, I understand that I'm a very late arrival to the period drama Outlander. Yet despite being a British-American production filmed in Scotland, the show has only been aired on television channels in the US, Canada and Australia, whilst British audiences have only been able to watch with an Amazon Prime subscription. Part of this was due to the reluctance of British broadcasters to show the adult content of the show, and it's…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 2nd July 2017

It's been a quieter week when it comes to news about period dramas but there's still some goodness to recap, from Outlander's TV channel debut to the announcement of a brand new ITV drama. Step this way and get caught up... New adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair in the works British broadcaster ITV have announced their plans for a seven part adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic Victorian novel Vanity Fair. Most recently turned into a 2004 Hollywood film starring Reese…

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Edinburgh Film Festival Review: In Dubious Battle

After coming to prominence as part of Hollywood's 'Frat Pack' in the early noughties, James Franco has supplemented his work as an actor with a determined approach to becoming a prolific director. He's clearly putting the work in - after taking part in an Of Mice and Men production on Broadway in 2014, he's since directed no less than eight feature films, many of which are book adaptations. The work hasn't been consistent in quality, but his latest, In Dubious Battle, shows…

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Edinburgh Film Festival Review: Maudie

'Looking through that window, you see the whole of life already formed' Making its quiet entrance onto the festival circuit, Maudie brings the remarkable life of one woman to international audiences. Some may be familiar with Maud Lewis' (nee Dowley) artwork, as one of Canada's best known folk artists who passed away in 1970. As a joint effort between Canadian screenwriter Sherry White and Irish director Aisling Walsh, this film brings Maud Lewis to vibrant life with quiet pride. The…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 25th June 2017

This week we've got some casting news, a big film trailer, confirmation of a much-anticipated movie and a cheeky announcement by a brand! Ready? Let's get started in the latest period drama news - The Downton Abbey Movie Has Been Confirmed Devoted fans were devastated when the hit series finally ended, but there's some good news - the Downton Abbey movie has been confirmed by Associated Press, with an estimated production start date of 2018. President of NBC Universal, Michael…

Edinburgh Film Festival Review: The King’s Choice (Kongens nei)

Welcome to the first review in our coverage from Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017! We've picked out the best historical biopics and period dramas from the schedule, so look out for more reviews in the next week. Wherever your education, chances are that your history lessons on large world events stayed largely rooted in the actions of your own country. We witness past wars from the side of whoever our ancestors fought for, and understand our own pocket of history…

Review: Churchill

Films have a tendency to turn in a trend to a particular point in history in a kind of reaction to modern society and politics. This year, there's been an increase in films set during World War II, such as Dunkirk, Alone in Berlin and The Zookeeper's Wife. For British film and television in particular, this has lead to a focus on prime minister Winston Churchill, renowned as the symbol of British resistance during the war. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky…

This Week in Period Dramas – Sunday News Roundup 18th June 2017

Business returns to usual this week with a flurry of exciting updates and trailers. From an beautiful and uplifting trailer without any disastrous events (so rare!), to everyone's favourite northerner taking on the role of an Italian aristocrat, read on for the latest news in the world of period dramas. Trailer Released for Goodbye Christopher Robin It's very common these days to see trailers that ramp up the misery until by the end of two minutes and thirty seconds, you…