Charles II: The Power & the Passion

Release
2003
Genre
drama
Country
UK
Broadcaster
BBC
Production company
A&E Television Networks Inc., BBC
Producer
Kate Harwood, Delia Fine, Laura Mackie
Director
Joe Wright
Cast
Rufus Sewell, Rupert Graves, Helen McCrory
Storyline
It covers the life of Charles II - beginning just before his Restoration to the throne in 1660. He was deeply traumatized by the execution of his father in 1649, after the former's defeat in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms; it begins, however, with his penurious exile in Antwerp in 1658. The mini-series' emphasis is on his court, and his conflicts with Parliament - essentially the same issues which led to the Civil War between his father and the House of Commons, the politics of whom would succeed him - and his relationships with his family as well as his mistresses and illegitimate son James, Duke of Monmouth.
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Production company
Filming dates
2003
Locations
Tocnik castle, Prague (Barrandov Studios)