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Trailer + Images | Crystal Clarke as Miss Georgiana Lambe in MASTERPIECE’s Sanditon

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Sanditon (1817) is an unfinished novel by the English writer Jane Austen. In January 1817, Austen began work on a new novel  but only completed eleven chapters before stopping work in mid-March 1817. Her illness most likely prevented her from continuing.

In the unfinished novel, Georgiana Lambe is described as “a young West Indian of large fortune, in delicate health,” who is “about seventeen, half mulatto, chilly and tender.” In the series, Georgiana is far wealthier than many of the white English people she interacts with, and her relationship to polite society is a big part of the plot.
Miss Georgiana is not a "race-bent" character or a modern insert. The Jane Austen wrote her as a woman of African ancestry. A wealthy West-Indian character included in a novel from the early 1800s.  Austen's works are considered the pinnacle, so Miss Lambe's inclusion is noteworthy. 
I fully agree with actress Crystal Clarke's sentiments:  "What's great is Georgiana …

Harriet | Trailer + Images

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Focus Features has released the poster and trailer for the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic, titled Harriet. Tony award winning actress Cynthia Erivo leads the film as Harriet Tubman. The legendary Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou) is the director.

Alongside Erivo, Janelle Monae, Leslie Odom Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Zackary Momoh, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Deborah Ayorinde round out the cast.


Check out the thrilling trailer below!!

Shonda Rhimes First Netflix Series to be a "Bridgerton" Adaption

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Shondaland’s first Netflix project is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling Bridgerton novels. 

Shot in the London the historical drama is set in the lavish and highly competitive world of Regency London high society. 
The Official Description: "From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love."  The CastThe Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown, the unseen gossip writer.
Rege-Jean Page (Roots 2016) as Simon Bassett A Duke who finds himself the target of the town's single ladies.
Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian) as Daphne Bridgerton, the young debutante wa…