Books to Television: The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory


The-White-Queen – The Lady of the Rivers

Title: The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory (Author) – Book 3

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Television Series: Starz/BBC One presents limited-series “The White Queen”
Premiere Date: Saturday, August 10th at 9PM on Starz

TVAD Book Club – Join Us to talk more on this new period drama series before the Tudors

Editors Commentary: “It’s good, but not very historically accurate. I’m not that much of a history buff, so it doesn’t bother me, but people who are may be annoyed.” ~ Tiffany Brown (Editor/Contributor)
Newest Trailer: Starz Heats Up Summer With The White Queen where, “Men Go To Battle. Women Wage War.” View Trailer
Recent Interview: Emma Frost on her latest project the period drama, The White Queen – a lush adaptation of Philippa Gregory’s best-selling historical novel series, The Cousins’ War. When taking about the book adaption to television Frost shares, “There’s a lot of compromise and cheating to broker between what works for TV drama and what will be dynamic viewing and brilliant storytelling, and what is true, historically.” She Continues “I hope the audience will feel that we have taken and dramatised the very best of the books and added things that may surprise or thrill.”  Read entire interview

Trivia: Emma Frost, the writer of the series shares her name with a famous Marvel Comics character, “Emma Frost” whose mutant character name is “The White Queen” which is the name of this show even though the story is in no way related.

Writers: Emma Frost – Lead Writer & Associate Producer, Lisa McGee, Nicole Taylor, Malcom Campbell

  • Elizabeth Woodville played by Rebecca Ferguson
  • King Edward IV played by Max Irons
  • Jacquetta Woodville played by Janet McTeer
  • Anne Neville played by Faye Marsay
  • Lord Warwick, The Kingmaker played by James Frain
  • Richard, Duke of Gloucester played by Aneurin Barnard
  • Margaret Beaufort played by Amanda Hale
  • George, Duke of Clarence played by David Oakes
  • Isabel Neville played by Eleanor Tomlinson
  • Anthony Rivers played by Ben Lamb