THE WHITE QUEEN
The White Queen is a stunningly rich tale of love and loss, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, vibrantly woven through the stories of three different, yet equally driven, women in their quest for power as they manipulate behind the scenes of history – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. The year is 1464 and England has been at war for nine years battling over who is the rightful King of England – it is a war between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.
The White Queen is based on the novels of Philippa Gregory.
Directors – James Kent, Jamie Payne & Colin Teague
Writer – Emma Frost (lead writer)
Producers – John Griffin, George Faber & Charles Pattinson for Company Pictures, Polly Hill for the BBC and Colin Callender for Starz & Philippa Gregory
Co-producer – Eurydice Gysel (Czar Film & TV)
Cinematographers – Jean Philippe Gossart, David Luther & Fabian Wagner
Editors – Ben Yeates, Ben Lester, Jamie Trevill & Tom Deverell
Art Directors – Nick Blanche, Charlo Dalli, Kurt Loyens & Jemima Hawkins
Cast – Rebecca Ferguson, Aneurin Banard, Amanda Hale, Max Irons & Veerle Baetens
Flanders Mediafund, Screen Flanders, Fortis Film Finance (& Belgian Tax Shelter), VRT
Sales & Distribution
world sales – All3Media
Benelux sales – Dutch FilmWorks (DFW)
James Kent – British television and film director. He directed the feature films Testament of Youth and The Aftermath and the TV dramas The White Queen and The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. He has also directed many documentaries, notably Chopin Saved My Life, 9/11: Phone Calls from the Towers and Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz. He was nominated for the Breakthrough British Filmmaker award at the 2014 London Film Critics Circle Awards. Productions he has directed have been nominated for Golden Globe and Grierson awards and have won BAFTA and International Emmy awards.
Colin Teague – British film and television director. He grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and studied at Redroofs Theatre School and the London International Film School. He is most associated with Doctor Who, being the first person to have directed for the main series and both of its spin-offs, Torchwood and the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures. Due to a fall he took down some stairs in 2007, he was known on the Doctor Who set as “Tumblin’ Teague”. In 2009 and 2011, Teague was BAFTA Award-nominated for Being Human. In 2011, he directed Frankenstein’s Wedding, broadcast live from Leeds on BBC3, and Shirley, a biopic on the singer Shirley Bassey which won a Cymru Bafta for Best Single Drama. In 2012, he directed The Town, a three-part drama for ITV. In 2013, he directed The White Queen for BBC/Starz, which gained three Golden Globe Award nominations.
- Aired on BBC One since June 2013 as well as on VRT
- Nominated for Best Miniseries of Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries of Motion Picture Made for television & Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television at Golden Globes Awards, 2014
- Nominated for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score), Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special & Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie at Primetime Emmy Awards, 2014
- Nominated for Best DVD/Blu-Ray Television Release at Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, 2014
- Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Television Miniseries at American Society of Cinematographers, USA, 2014
- Nominated for Best Miniseries at Online Film & Television Association, 2014
- Nominated for Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries at People’s Choice Award, USA, 2014
- Nominated for Best Miniseries of Motion Picture Made for Television at Satellite Awards, 2013
- Selected for Out of the Box & Belgian Cinema Today at Film Festival Ghent, 2013