Bridgerton actor and grandson of Prince Charles of Luxembourg Louis Cunningham set to star as Louis XVI in BBC drama Marie Antoinette
Christened Louis — and with Prince Charles as considered one of his grandfathers — he was at all times destined for grandeur.
No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills’s offspring however Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg.
Starring function: After making his Bridgerton debut as Lord Corning (pictured), he’s now to star within the eight-part BBC drama Marie Antoinette
And Every day Mail’s Richard Eden has revealed that Oxford graduate Louis, 24, has one other prince lurking in his background — ‘Prince of Darkness’ Peter Mandelson.
Years in the past, when a neighbour of Louis’s dad and mom, the Labour peer used to babysit for the household.
Created and written by Deborah Davis, Marie Antoinette tells the story of the extremely fashionable and avant-garde younger queen who was barely 14 years previous when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France.
Free, impartial and feminist forward of her time, the fearless queen shall be performed by Emilia Schüle.
Blue-blood: The 24-year-old actor is enjoying the function of Louis XVI within the BBC drama
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: ‘Marie Antoinette possesses an everlasting fascination and Deborah Davis has a really singular imaginative and prescient for her story – we’re really delighted to be bringing this formidable mission to BBC Two and iPlayer.’
Chris Stewart, SVP Gross sales, UK & Ireland, Banijay Rights, says: ‘Marie Antoinette is a rare recent new tackle considered one of France’s most iconic – and controversial – figures, stuffed with beautiful surroundings, fantastic performances and epic costumes.
‘Following on from the success of Versailles on BBC Two, we’re excited to once more convey the extravagance and pleasure of French courtroom life to UK viewers.’
It comes as filming for the extremely anticipated sequence three of Bridgerton continued on Thursday because the forged have been noticed on set in South London.
A primary look of the brand new season of Netflix‘s hit present noticed forged and crew arrive at a luxurious nation residence in South London, embellished with purple flowers.
An array of at the moment unknown forged members stood out in daring interval apparel whereas chatting in entrance of the beautiful backyard.
A number of feminine actors have been noticed in lengthy stylish robes, whereas carrying umbrellas to maintain them shaded from the solar.
They have been accompanied by male actors, who seemed dashing in 1800’s costume’s which included lengthy swimsuit jackets and fancy prime hats.
The forged gave the impression to be filming a lavish occasion as all of them gathered of their greatest gear exterior of the grand venue.
The favored interval drama has confirmed that it’s again in manufacturing after the record-breaking second season was launched in March.