If you’re interested in history, my latest TV project KNIGHTFALL is definitely one for you. It combines real historical events, with engaging characters based on real-life people and, of course, there’s a little artistic license thrown in, too. As the series will be hitting your screens later on this year, I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you a little more about the project and why I’m so passionate about it.
What is it about?
KNIGHTFALL is a ten-part series, documenting the final days of the infamous Knights Templar.
I don’t want to give too much away, but here’s some historical background to set the scene. The Templar were a powerful group of warriors fighting in the Holy Land during the Crusades. They were an elite group of soldiers – well respected, revered, and extremely wealthy in their time. Membership grew from the 11th century onwards, and for over two hundred years the Knights Templar were at the forefront of the Crusades. While their rise unfolded over centuries, their downfall was swift. On Friday 13th 1307, the Templars vanished. KNIGHTFALL is a closer look at the story, full of mystery and intrigue, documenting the final days of the Knights Templar in the 14th century.
I won’t give away any more than that!
Who’s on board?
It’s been an absolute pleasure working with everyone on board KNIGHTFALL. The project was created by Jeremy Renner’s producing partners, Don Handfield, and Richard Raynor. Jeremy himself is on board as an executive producer. With the fantastic Dominic Minghella at the helm (showrunner, writer and executive producer).
As well as the incredible producers, writers I also got to work alongside amazing actors, too. While I take on the villainous role of Roland, leading man Tom Cullen (you might recognise him from a little show called Downton Abbey) does a stellar job as Landry, Simon Merrells as Tancrede, Pádraic Delaney as Gawain and Ed Stoppard playing King Philip, with the wonderful Olivia Ross as Queen Joan. Bobby Schofield plays the role of Parsifal a commoner who joins the Knights Templar pursuing vengeance and the excellent Sam Hazeldine as Godfrey the Master Knight Templar, legendary Jim Carter as Pope Clement V, Nasser Memarzia as Draper and Akin Gazi as Rashid. There are many others in key or leading roles and you can take a look at the full cast on IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4555364
When can you see it?
I’m incredibly excited to hear that KNIGHTFALL will be premiering later this year and looking like a Fall debut on History.
Further info at: http://www.history.com/shows/knightfall