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Primetime Show Reviews
"William & Kate"
review by Suzanne
Premieres Monday, April 18 at 9 pm et/pt
If you like old-fashioned romantic movies, or romance novels,
you should like this movie. If you are a fan of the royal family, you should
really love it. It's just about how the royal heir, William, and his fiancee,
Kate, got together, and the few problems they had before they got engaged.
It is not a really exciting movie. That's the problem with
anything based on real life...you can't just make stuff up to make it more
exciting. It's interesting, though, to see how the other half lives, and it's a
nice romantic fantasy.
I didn't really have any interest or knowledge one way or the
other about the royal family, so I had no expectations either way. I enjoyed the
movie, and in fact I wish it hadn't ended right after their engagement. I hope
they make a sequel in the future, as long as things go well for the couple.
The actors playing William and Kate do a great job, as does Ben
Cross as Prince Charles. They are both way better looking, of course, than the
real couple (him especially). I look forward to seeing the actors in other
roles. The production is very well done, and the background music was very
pretty, I thought.
Here's some more information:
William & Kate tells the story of how the friendship between
Prince William (Evers-Swindell), second in line to the throne of the British
monarchy, and future princess Kate Middleton (Luddington), the stunning daughter
of upper middle-class commoners, blossomed into a romantic love affair, charming
the world with their recent engagement and eagerly awaited royal wedding. The
film chronicles the history of William and Kate -- from the moment they met at
Scotlandís prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and downs of
their nine-year courtship complicated by social and Royal Family pressures, and
intense global media attention surrounding their storybook nuptials. William &
Kate also stars Ben Cross (Star Trek, Chariots of Fire) as Prince Charles,
Serena Scott-Thomas (The World Is Not Enough) as Carole Middleton, Richard Reid
(Harry Potter and the Sorcererís Stone) as Derek and Victoria Tennant (L.A.
Story) as Celia.
Immediately following William & Kate, Lifetime will debut the first of six
one-hour episodes of the documentary series Royal Wedding of a Lifetime at 11PM
ET/PT. The program will examine the history of William and Kateís romance and
run-up to their wedding, comparisons of Kate to Princess Diana, the wedding gown
and fashion surrounding the nuptials, cuisine for the high-profile event, a
preview of the wedding day and a glimpse into their future together.
Camilla Luddington (Kate Middleton)
Camilla Luddington has appeared in various television series, including CBSí The
Defenders, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ABCís The Forgotten, Nickelodeonís
Big Time Rush, NBCís Friends with Benefits and Days of Our Lives. She co-wrote,
co-directed and appeared in the short comedy The Filming of Shakey Willis.
Luddington was born in, and grew up in, Berkshire, England, the same county as
Kate Middleton. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
Nico Evers-Swindell (Prince William)
Nico Evers-Swindell trained as an attorney and passed the bar exam in his native
New Zealand before embarking on a career in acting. While on vacation in New
York City, friends urged him to audition for the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB).
Evers-Swindell was accepted into the UCB program, moved to the city and joined a
well-respected conservatory program shortly thereafter. Recent television
credits include NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order and Guiding Light. Evers-Swindell
also appeared in the Mel Gibson feature film Edge of Darkness. Evers-Swindell
currently resides in Los Angeles.
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