Watch “The Lost King” Trailer
We at the American Branch are very excited to finally get a glimpse of The Lost King in the new trailer which was released this week. This much-anticipated film tells the story of Philippa Langley’s quest for the remains of Richard III. Award-winning actress Sally Hawkins (Persuasion, The Shape of Water) plays Philippa and Harry Llyod plays King Richard. Mr. Llyod (who happens to be a great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens) will be familiar to many viewers from his roles in Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall, Robin Hood, and many other series and films.
The Lost King opens on October 7th in the UK and in Canada during the Toronto International Film Festival. Dates for the US have yet to be announced, but we’ll keep you posted!
In 2012, having been lost for over 500 years, the remains of King Richard III were discovered beneath a carpark in Leicester. The search had been orchestrated by an amateur historian, Philippa Langley, whose unrelenting research had been met with incomprehension by her friends and family and with scepticism by experts and academics. THE LOST KING is the life-affirming true story of a woman who refused to be ignored and who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.