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Clémence Poésy And Emily Beecham Join 'King & Conqueror' Cast

Clémence Poésy and Emily Beecham join the cast of 'King & Conqueror.'

Clémence Poésy and Emily Beecham have been announced as the latest additions to the cast of the upcoming eleventh-century period drama 'King & Conqueror.' The series, a collaboration between BBC and CBS Studios, is based on the historical figures Harold of Wessex and William of Normandy.

The lead roles will be portrayed by James Norton, known for his work in 'Happy Valley,' as Harold, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from 'Game of Thrones' as William. Emily Beecham, recognized for her role in '1899,' will play Harold's wife, Edith Swan-neck, while Clémence Poésy, famous for her performance in 'In Bruges,' will take on the role of William's wife, Matilda.

The series delves into the intertwined lives of these characters, exploring the power struggles and conflicts that shaped the future of England and Europe for centuries. The narrative follows the journey of Harold and William as they are thrust into a battle for the English crown, despite initially having no ambitions for it.

The logline of the show describes it as a tale of two men brought together by fate, destined to clash at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The series promises to unravel the intricate web of familial ties, political ambitions, and personal obsessions that culminated in this pivotal moment in history.

Production for 'King & Conqueror' is scheduled to commence in Iceland soon, with acclaimed writer Michael Robert Johnson at the helm as creator, writer, and executive producer. The first episode will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur, known for his work on 'Everest.'

James Norton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will also serve as executive producers on the series, with Coster-Waldau taking on an additional role as a director for one of the episodes. The show is a collaborative effort between several production companies, including The Development Partnership, Rabbit Track Pictures, Shepherd Content, RVK Studios, and CBS Studios.

Paramount Global Content Distribution will handle the worldwide distribution of the series, except in the UK where it will be broadcast by the BBC. With a stellar cast, a compelling storyline, and a talented production team, 'King & Conqueror' is poised to captivate audiences with its gripping portrayal of historical events and characters.

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