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Royal with surprising 'hidden' acting career on Netflix set to appear in new BBC Drama
BBC drama - but did you know that he is a member of a real life royal family?Louis, 24, who made his acting debut in the hit Netflix series as Lord Corning, is actually the grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg.He charmed viewers after bursting onto our screens in Bridgerton in 2021, with his only previous credited acting role as Rob in the music video for Crossfire.READ NEXT: Meghan Markle 'wanted BBC Strictly gig but didn't get the job', claims Tom BowerHowever, he is now set to become another royal as he takes up a leading role in upcoming drama series Marie Antoinette.The up-and-coming actor, and real-life royal, will play Louis XVI in the eight-part series, which has been created and written by Deborah Davis.It will tell the story of famous queen Marie Antoinette, who was only 14 years old when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France.The part of Marie Antoinette is due to be played by Emilia Schule, alongside a star-studded cast including Oscar Lesage, Jasmine Blackborow and Jack Archer.Ahead of the launch of the new series, Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition at the BBC, told Daily Mail: "Marie Antoinette possesses an enduring fascination and Deborah Davis has a very singular vision for her story."We are truly delighted to be bringing this ambitious project to BBC Two and iPlayer."Chris Stewart of SVP Sales, UK & Eire at Banijay Rights, also added: "Marie Antoinette is an extraordinary fresh new take on one of France’s most iconic - and controversial - figures, filled with stunning scenery, fine performances and epic costumes."He added: "Following on from the success of Versailles on BBC Two, we are excited to again bring the extravagance and excitement of French court life to UK
‘Parallèles’ Maker Empreinte Poaches Cinétévé’s Top Producer Thomas Saignes (EXCLUSIVE)
Elsa Keslassy International CorrespondentEmpreinte Digitale, the thriving Paris-based production company behind Disney +’s “Parallèles,” has hired Thomas Saignes, a well-established producer whose track record includes “Bad Banks” and “Parlement.” Joining from Cinétévé, Saignes will be in charge of producing drama series and one-offs for streaming services and traditional TV channels, as well as spearheading Empreinte’s international co-productions.Saignes, who is based in Paris and lived a number of years in Montreal, Canada, has been actively involved in the financing and co-productions of films and series with international and European partners, notably Benoit Jacquot’s period movie “Farewell, my Queen.” Prior to Cinétévé, Saignes worked at the Luxembourg-based company Iris where he was involved in the ZDF-Arte series “Bad Banks” which Federation sold around the world. During his tenure at Cinétévé, Saignes collaborated with veteran producer Fabienne Servan-Schreiber and was a driving force behind several ambitious series, for instance Noé Debré’s political satire “Parlement” whose season 3 will soon launch on France Televisions; as well as the French-Italian series “Survivors,” and “Cuisine Interne,” an upcoming crime show set in the world of French gastronomy.
Eurovision’s Sam Ryder announces new European tour dates
TikTok star Sam Ryder, who will represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has announced a new set of European tour dates – check them out below.Tickets for the shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday (May 13) at 9am local time. You can get tickets for the concerts here.The tour will kick off in Germany on October 12, before heading to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.Check out Ryder’s full EU tour dates here:OCTOBER12 – Burgerhaus Stollwerck, Cologne, Germany14 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden16 – Parkteatret, Oslo Norway17 – Lillie Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark19 – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany21 – Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany24 – Grand Salon, Brussels, Belgium25 – Alhambra, Paris, France26 – Melkweg (Old hall), Amsterdam, Netherlands28 – Den Atelier, Luxembourg30 – Freiheitshalle, Munich, Germany31 – Papiersaal, Zurich, SwitzerlandNOVEMBER6 – Circolo Magnolia, Milan, Italy8 – Sala La De Apolo, Barcelona, Spain9 – Sala Mon, Madrid, SpainRyder, who co-wrote his Eurovision song ‘Space Man’ with the Grammy-winning songwriter Amy Wadge and Max Wolfgang, recently said about Eurovision: “Having been a fan of Eurovision since I was a kid, I am so honoured to have been presented with the opportunity to sing at an event alongside some of Europe’s most talented creatives, performers and songwriters.“I hope to sing my head off in a way the UK can be proud of, and to showcase a song I wrote with my friends last summer makes the whole experience even more special.