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From the Flanders (i) magazine

Queen of Czar

When the BBC announced The White Queen at the beginning of 2012 it called the series one of the most ambitious projects it had ever attempted. It is the second major British TV series to shoot in Flanders in recent years, following in the footsteps of World War One drama Parade’s End. Producer Eurydice Gysel of Czar Belgium put together the package that persuaded them that Flanders could double for 15th Century England. And there’s more: Czar is also a co-production partner in Alex van Warmerdam’s Cannes Competition entry Borgman.

Text Ian Mundell | Portrait Thomas Vanhaute

eurThe story of The White Queen is set during the War of the Roses, when competing dynasties fought for the English throne. Based on the novels by Philippa Gregory, who also wrote The Other Boleyn Girl, the narrative brings out the important role played by women in one of the most glamorous periods in English history.

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Published on Wednesday 5 June 2013

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