Intrigues and revenge behind perfect family pictures and sensational events: reality has long since surpassed fantasy when it comes to English royalty.
The imagination of a writer or a TV showrunner trudges behind what actually happens: who of them would have ever dared to write a scene in which the queen's nephew and his common American wife scorned the Royal Family on TV by calling them racists?
This is how cinema and TV series chase the facts, put them on stage without even too much need to fictionalize them and the public cheers and waits for them.
The number of productions in the pipeline can also be explained in this way, with this fascination for royals: in short, there is a real market demand.
It starts with The Crown, the Netflix series mother of the whole genre.
At first it even seemed excessive all that gossip at tea time between Her Royal Highness and the unhappy sister Margaret and that hatred of Princess Anne while a certain Diana Spencer arrived at court then after the interview of Harry and Meghan from Oprah Winfrey, those scenes of the fourth season of Peter Morgan's award-winning series seemed very plausible and explain very well why the English Royal Family with the production of the original series has a decidedly conflicting relationship.
On the contrary, Prince Harry found it authentic.
The story arrived with the fourth season in 1990 and on the fifth, preparations are underway for the airing hypothesized at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022 with a completely renewed cast: Imelda Staunton will take the place of the super-awarded Olivia Colman on the throne of England, the Australian Elizabeth Debicki will take the place of Emma Corrin to play Diana Spencer, Dominic West will be Prince Charles in place of Josh O'Connor, Jonathan Pryce, Duke of Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, there is excitement for Pablo Larrain's film 'Spencer' all centered on the real news story: December 1991: the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales has long since turned cold.
Though rumors of business and a divorce abound, peace is ordered for the holiday season at Sandringham Estate.
There is eating and drinking, shooting and hunting.
Diana knows the game.
This year things will be very different. "It is the plot of the opera ready for next fall or early 2022, for the 25th anniversary of Diana's death. The cast also includes Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins and Sean Harris. The shooting, which began in Germany, has moved to Great Britain and the photos, with the dropper, that come from the production refer to a protagonist Kristen Stewart perfectly lowered in the part and aesthetically transformed. She is a sad Lady Diana princess determined to break with Carlo (Poldark star Jack Farthing) and being herself. "The key is how she discovers throughout the story that what she really needs is to be who she wants to be," Larraín said. "And with that, it doesn't mean that she needs to be next to anyone, to be part of something, but of herself and her own children.
Diana was many things, but above all, she was a great mother. "The bond with her children is beyond question and the enterprising character (the tear with the Royal Family, the famous BBC interview of '95 with 15 million British glued to the TV while she accused the unfaithful Carlo with the historic phrase 'ours was a crowded marriage') seems like a gene passed on to Harry. time Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace, a TV film produced by Lifetime cable TV. Italy does not lag behind: using archived materials, Rai Documentari is preparing a docu-series focused on British royalty. The genre of documentaries has been running for some time the royal roads: only on Netflix can you find The Royal House of Windor, The Story of Diana, to name a couple.