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Filming of Firebrand has wrapped
Firebrand filming is now finished at the beautiful Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. It was such a thrill to see Alicia Vikander and Jude Law bring to life my characters from Queen's Gambit, under the brilliant eye of director Karim Ainouz. It's all top secret so no on set photos but I'll be sure to post some when they are released. I can't begin to describe the world the designers created. It was truly like stepping back in time: the costumes and sets exquisite and accurate to the last detail. To see who else is in the cast and crew here's a link to the IMBD page. I thoroughly recommend a visit to Haddon Hall which is open to the public (link to HH site).
Alicia Vikander to Play Katherine Parr
A change of lead means Alicia Vikander will take over from Michelle Williams to play Katherine Parr opposite Jude Law in FIREBRAND, the adaptation of Elizabeth Fremantle's QUEEN'S GAMBIT. Vikander is known for her Oscar winning role in The Danish Girl, Testament of Youth and the Danish historical drama A Royal Affair. Shooting starts in April in the UK.
A new edit of QUEEN'S GAMBIT to be published as FIREBRAND
The new edition – Firebrand – will be published to tie in with the release of the film adaptation. "For this new edition," Elizabeth says, "I have not altered my original narrative, rather I have polished it, tidied the writing and honed the style. I have also given the text room to breathe by separating it into more chapters and dividing the whole into four parts. Since Queen’s Gambit was published, I have written six more historical novels and my craft has developed as my knowledge as a writer has broadened. So I hope this editorial work has added clarity and fluency."
Watch out for the brand new cover reveal and if you simply can't wait for the new edition, you can find the original below.
Elizabeth Fremantle's books are translated into eleven languages