Wallace Collection Formally Announces Richard III Exhibit


The Wallace Collection has released an official press release regarding their forthcoming Richard III exhibition, “The Lost King.”  The American Branch is proud to be a co-sponsor of the exhibit, and by way of thanking us, Toby Capwell will present a special Zoom webinar for our members in the coming months.  (More details TBA!)

THE LOST KING, a new feature film from Pathé, launches nationwide in UK cinemas this autumn. It tells the remarkable true story of how one ‘ordinary’ woman overcame every obstacle to track down the final resting place of King Richard III and give him an honourable burial. In partnership with the film, The Wallace Collection is hosting a corresponding exhibition devoted to one of British history’s most controversial sovereigns.

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the remains of Richard III in Leicester, The Lost King stars Oscar nominee and Golden Globe® winning actress Sally Hawkins (Paddington, The Shape of Water) as Philippa Langley; Steve Coogan (Stan & Ollie) as her husband, John Langley; and Harry Lloyd (Game of Thrones, Jane Eyre) as Richard III. Arms and armour at the Wallace Collection play a major role in the upcoming release, with Curator Dr Tobias Capwell serving as historical advisor on the film.

Read the full press release here