Belgravia


Belgravia Information

Belgravia is a historical drama television series based on the 2016 novel of the same name by Julian Fellowes"?both named after Belgravia, an affluent district of London. The series, a co-production between British television network ITV and American cable network Epix, is written by Fellowes and directed by John Alexander.

The series premiered first in the UK on ITV on 15 March 2020 and will premiere in the U.S. on 12 April 2020 on Epix.

Premise

Belgravia begins at the Duchess of Richmond's ball (night of 15/16 June 1815), which was held in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington on the eve of the Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo. </ref>}}

Cast

  • Philip Glenister as James Trenchard
  • Tamsin Greig as Anne Trenchard
  • Emily Reid as Sophia Trenchard, daughter of James and Anne
  • Jeremy Neumark Jones as Lord Edmund Bellasis, son of the Earl and Countess Brockenhurst
  • Nicholas Rowe as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
  • James Chalmers as Sir William Ponsonby
  • Gunnar DeYoung as Prince of Orange
  • Jack Bardoe as Charles Pope
  • Richard Goulding as Oliver Trenchard, son of James and Anne
  • Alice Eve as Susan Trenchard, childless wife of Oliver
  • Harriet Walter as Caroline, Countess of Brockenhurst
  • Tom Wilkinson as Peregrine, Earl of Brockenhurst
  • Diana Kent as Duchess of Richmond
  • Robert Portal as Duke of Richmond
  • Paul Ritter as Turton, Butler to the Trenchards
  • Bronagh Gallagher as Speer, lady's maid to Susan Oliver
  • Naomi Frederick as Duchess of Bedford
  • James Fleet as the Reverend Stephen Bellasis, brother of the Earl of Brockenhurst and heir presumptive to his brother
  • Diana Hardcastle as Grace Bellasis, wife of Stephen Bellasis
  • Adam James as John Bellasis, son of Stephen Bellasis and heir presumptive to his father
  • Ella Purnell as Lady Maria Grey, daughter of Lady Templemore
  • Tara Fitzgerald as Lady Templemore
  • Saskia Reeves as Ellis, lady's maid to Anne Trenchard
  • Penny Layden as Mrs Babbage
  • Jack Shalloo as Morris
  • Nigel Allen as Robert
  • Stevee Davies as Brodsworth

Episodes

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|ShortSummary    = James Trenchard, a successful businessman known as The Magician for his ability to supply food and materials to the army on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, uses his daughter Sophia's friendship with Lord Bellasis to gain favour and he agrees to their marriage. Sophia discovers the marriage ceremony is a sham and Bellasis is killed on the battlefield. Sophia is left unmarried and pregnant. She dies during childbirth leaving a son. Twenty five years later the Trenchards move to the newly built Belgravia where they become neighbours to the Brockenhursts, who have no knowledge of their grandson.
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|ShortSummary    = Anne Trenchard decides, against her husband's wishes, to confide the secret of a grandson, Charles Pope, to Lady Brockenhurst who refuses to believe her son would contrive such a deceit. Lady Brockenhurst, whose husband bemoans the fact they have no heir, arranges an after dinner party to which she invites Charles Pope who has no idea of his birth parents. The Trenchards, including their son Oliver and his wife Susan are also invited. Also at the party are Lady Brockenhurst's nephew John Bellasis, the heir presumptive, and Lady Maria Grey who is expected to marry him. When Charles Pope arrives Lady Brockenhurst introduces him and discovers James Trenchard had invested in Pope's business as a cotton trader, much to Anne Trenchard's astonishment. John Bellasis takes a fancy to Susan while Pope discovers that Lady Maria is knowledgeable about the cotton trade.
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|ShortSummary    = Lady Brockenhurst's introduction of Charles Pope to society raises the interest of Lady Brockenhurst's brother-in-law Reverend Stephen Bellasis who has gambling debts of 1000 which his brother, the Earl, refuses to pay. Lady Maria Grey also takes an interest, as does her betrothed John Bellasis, Stephen's son, who begins an affair with the childless Susan Trenchard, which she relies on her maid Speer to keep secret. Susan's husband Oliver is also curious to know why his father, James Trenchard, has invested in Charles's company. John Bellasis decides to enlist the aid of the Trenchards' servants Ellis and Tuton to uncover the family secrets.
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|ShortSummary    = Lady Maria Grey joins Lady Brockenhurst on her visit to the offices of Charles Pope. Anne Trenchard asks to accompany them. John Bellasis finds out about the visit from the Trenchards' servants and turns up unannounced. Still unable to find a connection, Bellasis asks his lover Susan to accompany her husband Oliver and his parents to their country house to glean more information. Lady Maria sees Charles Pope secretly and they realise they have mutual feelings. Reverend Bellasis is given money by his brother towards his gambling debts, while John Bellasis, needing money to pay his spies, steals the last of the family silver his mother had hidden. Lady Templemore pressurises her daughter, Lady Maria, to marry John and is shocked to find she does not wish to. Childless Susan Trenchard is shocked to find she is pregnant.
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Production

On 14 January 2019, it was announced that ITV had given a series order consisting of six episodes to a television adaptation of Julian Fellowes' 2016 novel Belgravia. The series was expected to be written by Fellowes and directed by John Alexander. Executive producers were set to include Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant, and Liz Trubridge with Colin Wratten serving as a producer. Production companies involved with the series were slated to consist of Carnival Films. On February 8, 2019, it was reported that American premium cable network Epix had joined the production as a co-producer.




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