KNIGHTFALL Trailer

The Knights Templar were the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages, entrusted with protecting Christianity’s most prized relic—the Holy Grail—and harboring secrets capable of great destruction.

KNIGHTFALL goes deep into the clandestine world of this legendary brotherhood of warrior monks. From their battles in the Holy Land, to their complex relationship with the King of France, to the betrayal that would ultimately lead to their tragic dissolution, the story of the Knights Templar has never been fully told until now.

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?

Further info at: http://www.history.com/shows/knightfall 

Films to see this month

This year is already shaping up to be a year filled with incredible film releases and with the industry launching some of 2017’s biggest summer blockbusters this month, more than one trip to the cinema will be required. For the month of May there’s a huge range of genres to choose from when you’re picking out your next must-watch film, you won’t be disappointed.

Looking for some film inspiration to help you choose your next film? Here are the top five films that I’ll be making sure I watch over the next few weeks.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Following a massively successful first film, the quirky and fun characters of Guardians of the Galaxy are back with the second instalment and promises to deliver on everything that made the initial film a fan favourite. With a stellar cast, action packed scenes, laugh out loud moments, and, of course, another incredible soundtrack, Volume 2 is set to live up to all its expectations. It’s a must-watch for fans of the Marvel franchise but even those who are yet to join the trend will enjoy this film.

The Lovers
I love films that show real life emotions and twists and that’s just what The Lovers does. Following a married couple that are considering a divorce but unexpectedly find themselves falling in love again, this film gives a different view on the themes of romance that are often played out on the screen, giving a unique perspective. Debra Winger and Tracey Letts are perfect for the roles of the dispassionate couple and you’ll be rooting for them as you watch their story unfold.

3 Generations
A truly inspiring story that tackles some of the biggest issues today, 3 Generations is a tale of family and becoming who you were meant to be. Three generations living under one roof is never simple but when teenager Ray decides to transition from female to male, it’s a decision that affects not only him but his mother and grandmother too. Exploring the challenges and difficulties the three family members face beautifully; 3 Generations should definitely be one your list to watch this month.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
King Arthur might be a story that’s been retold countless times but this latest adaption promises to take you on a fantastic adventure. Robbed of his birth right and ignorant to his royal lineage, a young Arthur pulls the fabled Excalibur from the stone and is immediately confronted with a decision. You’ll be drawn into a world of magic, knights, and beasts as soon as you sit down to watch King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and be left wanting more once the credits roll up too.

Alien: Covenant
I’m a huge fan of the Alien series so a list of the top films to watch this month wouldn’t be complete without this addition. Following on from 2012’s Prometheus, Covenant brilliantly combines science fiction and horror as the crew of a spaceship explore unchartered and terrifying territory. Anyone who’s a fan of the previous Ridley Scott films will already have this on their radar but it’s well worth a watch for those new to the franchise too.

KNIGHTFALL: A historic retelling

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