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Eva Green & Gemma Arterton Cast In New Virginia Woolf Biopic ‘Vita and Virginia’

In exciting casting news, actresses Eva Green and Gemma Arterton have been cast in a new biopic about famed author Virginia Woolf. It follows her love affair with Vita Sackville-West, a poet and novelist, during the late 1920s. Titled Vita and Virginia, Green has been cast as Woolf, whilst Arterton will be playing Sackville-West. The relationship has long drawn widespread interest amongst literature fans and scholars, acknowledged as being one of the key inspirations behind Woolf's best known novel Orlando.…

Trailer Released for Sofia Coppola’s Period Drama Thriller ‘The Beguiled’

The teaser trailer has been unveiled for writer/direct Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled, a period drama thriller starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst. Based on a Southern Gothic novel titled the A Painted Devil by Thomas P. Cullinan, the film is set in the American Civil War. It follows the story of a wounded Union soldier (Colin Farrell), who is rescued by the women in an all-female boarding school. Soon jealousy and attraction begins to cause trouble in the school,…

Call The Midwife wins first ‘Best Period Drama’ accolade at National Television Awards

Call The Midwife proved to the the public's favourite at the National Television Awards last night, winning the newly introduced category of 'Best Period Drama' despite fierce competition. The award has been created after an intense year of top period dramas. Also nominated for the accolade was Poldark, Victoria, Stranger Things and Peaky Blinders. Many expected Poldark to scoop the top prize after it narrowly missed out on 'Best New Drama' last year, but in the viewer-voted decision, the long-running 1950s-set drama…

Trailer Released For Daphne De Maurier adaptation ‘My Cousin Rachel’

The official trailer for period drama film My Cousin Rachel has been released and it looks sure to be a hit amongst fans of classic novels. An adaptation of Daphne de Maurier's mystery-romance novel, it stars Rachel Weisz in the titular role and Sam Claflin as Philip, the primary protagonist. The plot follows a young man who falls in love with his cousin, who has just arrived for a visit under strange circumstances. Despite his changing feelings, he must deal…

Poldark Producers Optioning Historical Novels ‘The Lymond Chronicles’ For New Series

In exciting news for Poldark fans, producers Mammoth Screen have optioned historical novel series The Lymond Chronicles and will be pitching their ideas for an adaptation to top broadcasters. News revealed by the novelist's fan society, the series has a strong fan following and promise pure romance with high drama and action. Written by Dorothy Dunnett, The Lymond Chronicles comprises of six novels published from 1961 to 1975. It follows the story of a charismatic young Scottish nobleman, called Francis Crawford…

First Trailer Released For Historical Drama ‘Viceroy’s House’

The trailer has been released for new feature film Viceroy's House, which follows the true story of the politics and people behind the Partition of India in 1947. Directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bride and Prejudice, Bend It Like Beckham), it stars Hugh Bonneville as the last Viceroy of India and Gillian Anderson as his wife Lady Edwina. The BBC films production is backed by a stellar British cast, including Michael Gambon and Simon Callow, as well as a multinational roll…

ITV Announces Premiere Date For Period Drama ‘The Halcyon’

In exciting news for period drama fans, ITV have announced a premiere date for eight-part series The Halcyon. Due to air on 2 January 2017, it promises high drama and intrigue that will brighten the post-Christmas slump. The Halcyon is set in a luxury hotel during the 1940s, and stars period drama veteran Olivia Williams and Alex Jennings, who recently made a fantastic impression as the Duke of Windsor in The Crown. It looks at how the strains and effects…

Agatha Christie & The Brontes: This Christmas Season’s Period Dramas

Festive films can step aside - there's another Christmas TV tradition that is just as important in creating a wonderful atmosphere at home. Period dramas are the perfect family entertainment that keeps generations happy as they try and rest off all the compulsory Quality Street and turkey sandwiches. As usual, the BBC has something up their sleeve and this year it's these two dramas - To Walk Invisible, a two-hour film that tells the story of the Brontes, and The Witness For…

Silence: First Trailer Released For Martin Scorsese’s Much-Anticipated Period Drama

Martin Scorsese's film Silence has taken a remarkable 26 years to be completed: a passion project, the famed director has been carefully planning this film epic for years. Based on a novel by Shusaku Endot, it's a period drama set in the 17th century, that follows two devout Portugese priests as they travel to Japan. Scorsese, who was raised a Roman Catholic, has always been fascinated by faith, and judging by the time and care taken, this film is clearly intended…

Netflix Announces Premiere Date For New Historical Drama Frontier

Promising to brighten up the post-Christmas slump, Netflix has set a premiere date for an exciting new historical period drama Frontier, due to be released 20 January 2016. Starring Game of Thrones' Jason Momoa, it looks at the violent battling between groups during the 1700s Canadian fur trade. This is great news for those fans of bloodier historical dramas, as early pictures have indicated a no-holds barred looked the wild life of Canadian frontiersman. Momoa, who has already perfected brutality and…