Genres: Drama, historical
Running Time: 1 hour
News: Max Irons lands a starring role
The Synopsis: The White Queen is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.
The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.
The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down.
A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father’s power game – each woman vying for the crown.
Max Irons – ‘Edward IV’
Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Elizabeth Woodville’
James Frain – ‘Lord Warwick’
Janet McTeer – Jacquetta’
Amanda Hale – ‘Margaret Beaufort’
Faye Marsay – ‘Anne Neville’
Aneurin Bernard – ‘Richard, Duke of York’
David Oakes – ‘George, Duke of Clarence’
Juliet Aubrey – ‘Countess of Warwick’
Eleanor Tomlinson – ‘Isabel Neville’
Frances Tomelty – ‘Lady Beauchamp’
Michael Maloney – ‘Henry Stafford’
Ben Lamb – ‘Anthony Rivers’
Hugh Mitchell – ‘Richard Welles’
Simon Ginty – ‘John Rivers’
Eve Ponsenby – ‘Mary Woodville’
Robert Pugh – ‘Baron Rivers’
-By Rebecca Murray
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