Charles II : the power and the passion

Joe Wright (director), Adrian Hodges (author of screenplay)
Kroniek van het leven van de flamboyante Engelse koning Charles II (1630-1685)
Charles II : the power and the passion / dir. Joe Wright ; writer Adrian Hodges
Joe Wright
Author of screenplay
Adrian Hodges
Place of publishing unknown: BBC Worldwide, 2005
2 dvd-video's
Recording date
Playing time
228 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling : Nederlands


Een historisch drama van de BBC uit 2003 met in de hoofdrol Rufus Sewell (A knights tale). Charles II (1630-1685) verbleef jarenlang in ballingschap, nadat zijn vader onthoofd was door Cromwell. In 1660 kwam hij op de troon. Zijn huwelijk bleef kinderloos, hij leidde een kleurrijk leven met veel maîtresses, politieke en familie-intriges. Amanda DeWees (DVD Verdict, i) concludeert: '(...) Do not go to A&E movies expecting historical accuracy. As a work of fantasy, however, this is an engrossing and handsomely produced piece. It has solid performances, although they are sometimes prone to the current tendency to substitute volume for emotion, and intriguing characters. Although not in the first rank of dramas, it is well worth a rental, and fans of the major stars should not be ashamed to add it to their film libraries - even though historians should be.' De film kreeg drie BAFTA's, voor onder meer het kostuumontwerp. Als extra een 'Making of' en foto's.

About Joe Wright

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Joseph Wright (born 1971) is an English film director. His motion pictures include the literary adaptations Pride & Prejudice (2005) and Anna Karenina (2012), the romantic war drama Atonement (2007), the action thriller Hanna (2011), Peter Pan origin story Pan (2015), and Darkest Hour (2017), a political drama following Winston Churchill during World War II.

Early life and career

Wright always had an interest in the arts, especially painting. He would also make films on his Super 8 camera as well as spend time in the evenings acting in a drama club. Wright is dyslexic. He left school without any GCSEs.

He began his career working at his parents' puppet theatre. He also took classes at the Anna Scher Theatre School and acted professionally on stage and camera. He spent an art foundation year at Camberwell College of Arts, before taking a…Read more on Wikipedia