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Steve directed by Rupert Friend. Starring Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, and Tom Mison. 

OMG Colin…

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The Young Victoria (Queen Victoria & Prince Albert)

"Victoria and Albert were a very real, lively young couple and he had a lot of ambition. Had he not married Victoria, he would have been king of his country, and I think that his drive coupled with her ambition and forcefulness inevitably would lead to a clash. What was extraordinary about it is that every time they did have arguments — and they argued a hell of a lot — they did make up, and I think it made them stronger. They didn’t give up, and I was inspired by that. I didn’t realize that theirs was a genuine love story; that they were a team, they ruled together. They had a family together. It wasn’t a cold, ‘You father my children and then go sit in the study’. They did everything together. They were never apart for a day and I hadn’t realized quite why she was still wearing black at 80. It was just that. She’d had half of her soul ripped away from her when he died." Rupert Friend

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I need not tell you that since we left, all my thoughts have been with you at Windsor, and that your image fills my whole soul. Even in my dreams I never imagined that I should find so much love on earth. How that moment shines for me when I was close to you, but with your hand in mine! Those days flew by so quickly, but our separation will fly equally so. Letter from Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to his fiancé Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, dated 15 November 1839.

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"I never, never spent such an evening!! My dearest dearest dear Albert … his excessive love and affection gave me feelings of heavenly love and happiness I never could have hoped to have felt before! He clasped me in his arms, and we kissed each other again and again! His beauty, his sweetness and gentleness - really how can I ever be thankful enough to have such a Husband! … to be called by names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before - was bliss beyond belief! Oh! This was the happiest day of my life!”
- Queen Victoria’s Journals (x)

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Director Michael Cuesta had originally considered actor Rupert Friend when casting the lead role of Sherlock Holmes for the pilot for CBS’s Elementary in the spring of 2012. “He would have been an edgier, darker Sherlock,” Cuesta recalls. The director was taken with the actor and told the casting director, “Sorry, but I’m gonna have to cast this guy in Homeland,” which would film just a few months later.