SNEAK PEEK OF MAX IRONS AS KING EDWARD IV IN THE STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES "THE WHITE QUEEN"
Max Irons, currently starring in The Host, will next been seen as King Edward IV in the STARZ Original Series "The White Queen," set to premiere on STARZ this August. A riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history, "The White Queen" is a story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women - Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.
ABOUT "THE WHITE QUEEN"
The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family; The
House of York and The House of Lancaster. The House of York's young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick "The Kingmaker." But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick's plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father's power game - each woman vying for the crown.
The ten-part limited series is a BBC co-production, adapted from The New York Times best-selling historical novel series "The War of the Roses" by Philippa Gregory.
In addition to Max Irons, "The White Queen" also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Janet McTeer, James Frain, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay, David Oakes, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aneurin Barnard, Ben Lamb and Tom McKay. "The White Queen" is made by Company Pictures and adapted by acclaimed writer Emma Frost .The series is produced by Gina Cronk and directed by James Kent. Executive Producers include John Griffin, George Faber, Charles Pattinson for Company Pictures, Philippa Gregory, Eurydice Gysel for Czar Television, Polly Hill for the BBC and Colin Callender for Playground.