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Tuesday 19 March 2024

BBC and CBS Studios Unveil Cast for Epic Period Drama "King & Conqueror"

Historical drama enthusiasts make note!, the BBC and CBS Studios have disclosed additional casting details for their upcoming eight-part series, "King & Conqueror." Penned by Michael Robert Johnson of "Sherlock Holmes" fame, the show delves into the tumultuous 11th century saga of Harold of Wessex and William of Normandy. As previously announced, the leading roles will be portrayed by James Norton ("Happy Valley," "Bob Marley: One Love") as Harold, Earl of Wessex, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ("Game of Thrones") as William, Duke of Normandy.

Joining the stellar lineup are Emily Beecham ("1899," "Little Joe") as Edith Swan Neck, the wife of Harold Godwinson, and Clémence Poésy ("In Bruges," "The Tunnel") as Matilda, consort to William of Normandy. The ensemble cast also includes acclaimed actors such as Eddie Marsan, Juliet Stevenson, Jean-Marc Barr, Luther Ford, Joseph Mawle, Geoff Bell, Elliot Cowan, Bo Bragason, Bjarne Henriksen, Clare Holman, and Oliver Mascucci.

Filming has commenced in Iceland under the aegis of The Development Partnership, Rabbit Track Pictures, Shepherd Content, RVK Studios, and CBS Studios, in collaboration with the BBC.

"King & Conqueror" promises to unveil the gripping tale of a clash that reverberated across centuries, shaping the destiny of a nation and a continent. Set against the backdrop of two intertwined family dynasties, the narrative traces the power struggle between Harold of Wessex and William of Normandy, culminating in the pivotal Battle of Hastings in 1066. What began as an unlikely alliance soon spiraled into a fierce contest for the British throne, fueled by circumstance and personal ambition.

With its compelling storyline and stellar ensemble, "King & Conqueror" is poised to captivate audiences with its immersive portrayal of medieval intrigue and ambition.

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