Monday, February 25, 2013

The Edwardian World of Parade's End

Just in time to cure the void left by the ending of Downton Abbey's season three comes HBO's latest miniseries Parade's End. Based on author Ford Maddox Ford's compilation of four novels, the tetralogy is considered by many to be the best of the twentieth century.

Set in the waning days of the Edwardian England and on the cusp of World War One, Parade’s End follows the saga of Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), a repressed aristocrat caught between the perils of a loveless marriage with cruel socialite wife Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) and the unrequited love of Valentine, a young suffragette (Adelaide Clemens). The series also stars British actors Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson.

Various locations in Brussels became a stand-in for England

Designed by Academy Award winning production designer Martin Childs (Shakespeare in Love), the British period drama debuts in five parts airing Tuesday, February 26th, 27th and 28th. Don't miss this one!

For more on Parade's End, see my piece in Architectural Digest here.

Rebecca Hall as socialite Sylvia

Photo Credits: Nick Briggs/HBO

1 comment:

  1. Cathy - personally I thought Parade's End to be more visually rich and with more complex set designs than Downton Abbey. Thanks for these images from the series.