The White Queen is a British television drama series in ten parts, based on Philippa Gregory‘s historical novel series The Cousins’ War (The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Kingmaker’s Daughter). The first episode was premiered on BBC One on 16 June 2013 in the United Kingdom. It was first broadcast in the United States on Starz on 10 August 2013.
The series is set against the backdrop of the Wars of the Roses and presents the story of the women involved in the long conflict for the throne of England. It starts in 1464; the nation has been at war for nine years fighting over who is the rightful King as two sides of the same family, the House of York and the House of Lancaster contest the throne. (…)
The final episode of The White Queen was aired on 18 August 2013 and the series was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc the following day. Two days later, it was confirmed that The White Queen would not be returning for a second series. In a statement to Broadcast, the BBC stated that the show was always planned as a one-season series. In October 2013, The Telegraph reported that Starz planned to develop a sequel miniseries called The White Princess, based on Gregory’s 2013 novel of the same name. (…)
Andrew played Lord Strange in episodes 9 and 10.
Lord Strange (1460-1503) was also known as George Stanley, the son and heir of Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (to be played by Rupert Graves). He was born in Knowsley, Lancashire. On his father’s second marriage to Lady Margaret Beaufort (to be played by Amanda Hale) George Stanley became step-brother to her son Henry Tudor (later King Henry VII, to be played by Oscar Kennedy).
In 1482 he married Joan le Strange (granddaughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg (to be played by Janet McTeer) who was the mother of Elizabeth Woodville (The White Queen, to be played by Rebecca Ferguson)), thereby becoming the 9th Baron Strange.
Read more about Lord Strange on Wikipedia.
- Andrew filmed his scenes in January 2013 in Bruges (Belgium).
- In the sequel The White Princess, Lord Strange was played by English actor Nicholas Audsley.
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