Hello, everyone! As you may have noticed, I’m a huge history nerd, and I’d die to see this film made. You may know the story, how it ends, who successed who, but do you know how it begins? I wouldn’t mind this being a show either, but it deserves to be a large costume production and it to be historically accurate. It would cover the tale of Henry’s conquest and marriage to Elizabeth, the beginning of England’s most notorious dynasty.
1.Emilia Clarke as Elizabeth of York
The first Tudor Queen, beloved consort to Henry VII. HAd an idilyc childhood, until her father died. Her uncle locked her brothers up, was crowned as Richard III until the battle of Bosworth on August 22 1485. She married Henry and became mother to Arthur, Margaret, Henry, Elizabeth, Edmund and Catherine. Unfortunately, the last 3 didn’t reach mature age. She was known to be kind and gentle, a loving and devoted mother. She died after her 7th childbirth, Henry mourned her deeply. What I want in Emilia’s performace is strenght and elegance, with a lot of bravery and cunning. Also charm and sweetness, as she was for a long time England’s most beloved Queen. Her grandaughter, Elizabeth I was named in her honour.
2. Kit Harington as Henry VII
An exile, hidden away most of his childhood, sole carrier of the Lancastrian claim, the infamous Welsh Dragon, the man who resurrected England… He mended a kingdom with the help of his beloved Queen, he forged alliances and changed the landscape of English politics, but he did struggle with paranoia and fears of being as a hunted child. I want Kit to play off his ambition well, but also his tender and loving relationship with his family. And please no ban-everything-white Phillipa Gregory bs. Henry was a smart man, portray him as such. Btw, DID I MENTION HE HAD NO MISTRESSES?
3.Dame Helen Mirren as Margaret Beaufort
I think this one needs no further explanation, Maggie B was a titan and a politician like no other, I shall leave this in the hands of this majestic woman. And I need to see a proper, well written relationship with Henry.
4.Joely Richardson as Elizabeth Woodvile
She’d have a brief appearance, just to remind everyone who she is. She was a smart, cunning woman, I want to see a fleshed out relationship between her and her daughters. And please no ridiculous plots, please.
5.Claire Foy as Cecily of York
She and Elizabeth were close, they were sisters and I really need to see a beautiful bond between them. I want them to be there, mourn their mother together, and celebrate their lives together.
6.Liam Cunnigham as Jasper Tudor
The godfather of the Tudor dynasty, Henry’s father figure and advisor. Only Liam could play this
7.Colin Firth as Lord Stanley
Margaret’s husband, the money maker of that house, he’s there to scam and stay.
8. Aisling Franciosi as Margaret Plantagenet
She’s another family member of the remaining Yorks, but I really need to see a fleshed out relationship with Bess, Cecily and little Warwick.
You… beasts! But I’m not beaten yet. You’ve won the battle, but I’m
about to win the wardrobe. My spotty puppy coat is in plain sight and
leaving tracks. In a moment I’ll have what I came for, while all of you
will end up as sausage meat, alone on some sad, plastic plate. Dead and
meaty and red. No friends, no family, no pulse. Just slapped between two
buns, smothered in onions, with fries on the side. Cruella De Vil has
the last laugh!
Emerald City: Meet The Witches
→ Glinda | East & West This is a story that everyone knows, so everyone’s engaged in it…I play Glinda, the Witch of the North. I think that, in the original story, Glinda was wonderful, whereas this Glinda, you don’t know if she’s good or bad. She’s very smart but she’s very icy. I can’t wait to see it!