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France, 1667. Proud young Louis XIV seeks to stamp his authority on court and country but faces resistance and betrayal, even from those closest to him. Shifting the seat of power to a luxurious rural 'lodge' that he plans to enlarge only adds to his problems.

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Fri 11 May 2018 00:15

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Role Contributor
Louis XIV George Blagden
Philippe d'Orléans Alexander Vlahos
Fabien Marchal Tygh Runyan
Bontemps Stuart Bowman
Béatrice de Clermont Amira Casar
Chevalier Evan Williams
Henriette Noemie Schmidt
Louise De La Valliere Sarah Winter
Claudine Masson Lizzie Brochere
Montcourt Anatole Taubman
Colbert Steve Cumyn
Queen Marie-Thérèse Elisa Lasowski
Sophie de Clermont Maddison Jaizani
Dr Masson Peter Hudson
Jacques Gilly Gilchrist
Louvois Joe Sheridan
Athénaïs de Montespan Anna Brewster
Director Jalil Lespert
Writer Simon Mirren
Writer David Wolstencroft


  • Wed 1 Jun 2016 21:30
  • Sat 4 Jun 2016 22:55
  • Sun 5 Jun 2016 23:20
  • Tue 4 Apr 2017 00:45
  • Fri 11 May 2018 00:15

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