First look at Catherine of Aragon in The Spanish Princess revealed
“By the time we meet Catherine in most [stories], she’s already the frumpy, grumpy ostracized wife stuck in exile. What people don’t realize is that he was married to her for twenty-plus years, and they were in love,” said co-showrunner Matthew Graham.
Produced by Playground and All3 Media’s New Pictures, The Spanish Princess is drawn from the global best-selling novels, The Constant Princess and The King’s Curse, written by Philippa Gregory. Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, The Spanish Princess is a powerful and epic story told uniquely from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history: the lives of people of color, living and working in 16th century London.
Acclaimed writer Emma Frost returns (The White Queen, The White Princess, The Man in the High Castle), along with the award-winning writer Matthew Graham (Life on Mars, Dr. Who), both serving as showrunners and executive producers. The first two episodes will be directed by Birgitte Stærmose (Norskov, Darling), as one of an all-female directing line-up.
Rounding out the cast are newcomer Nadia Parkes as Rosa, lady-in-waiting to Catherine; Aaron Cobham as a young soldier of the Spanish court, Oviedo; Alan McKenna as Tudor noble Richard Pole; Richard Pepper as Thomas, Earl of Wiltshire; Olly Rix as Edward Stafford; and Jordan Renzo as Charlie Brandon. Daniel Cerqueira plays De Fuensalida, ambassador to England and loyal servant of Spanish Queen Isabella, played by Alicia Borrachero.
Executive producing with Frost and Graham are Colin Callender (The White Queen, The Dresser, Wolf Hall) and Scott Huff (Howards End, The White Princess, The Missing) from Playground and Charlie Pattinson (The White Queen, Requiem) and Charlie Hampton (Shameless, Wild at Heart) from All3 Media’s New Pictures.
The Spanish Princess is set to premiere sometime this spring on Starz.