From Catherine of Aragon to OAP Margaret Meldrew.
Annette also performed Q.Victoria in Edward VII series.
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: I was shocked when I watched this episode of
: the TV series "The White Princess"
: some weeks ago, but I could never thought it
: would be on the Spanish news. But I have
: read a couple of articles about it in some
: Spanish papers today.
: In the series "The White
: Princess", King Henry
: and Queen Elisabeth travel to Granada
: the scene was shot at the Alcazar of
: Seville) to
: visit the Catholic Monarchs to negotiate the
: marriage between Prince Arthur and Infanta
: Catalina (in the series called Princess).
: The first shock is the actress playing the
: role of Queen Isabel. The worst choice.
: Rossy de
: Palma, known for being an "Almodovar
: and her Picassian anatomy, is certainly not
: Queen Isabel. Especially after watching
: Michelle Jenner, who played Isabel in the
: recent Spanish series.
: Then Princess Catalina is introduced to the
: Queen and King of England, dancing something
: like flamenco and looking like a gipsy.
: It is quite usual to see Catalina in British
: and American films and series with dark hair
: and eyes, while she was blonde and pale. I
: think only in the 70's BBC series "The
: Six Wives of Henry VIII" the actress
: was a good choice.
: Manuel, I'm sorry to say this sounds exactly
: like one of those historical melodramas to
: avoid like the plague! Almost total
: abandonment of historical accuracy for the
: sake of lurid melodrama. Henry VII and
: Elizabeth of York visiting Spain? When did
: that ever happen? Dark-haired flamenco
: dancing Spanish princesses? I'm sure
: everyone concerned would have fainted with
: horror if they had been forced to witness
: This sounds like complete rubbish and
: nothing like the reasonably historically
: accurate series "Isabel".
: Incidentally, the actress who played
: Catherine in the 'Six Wives of Henry VIII'
: is Annette Crosbie who gave a thoughtful
: performance (although I did think she went a
: bit over the top when she burst into
: hysterical crying after Henry told her he
: wanted to end their marriage.) She is most
: recently well known for playing Victor
: Meldrew's wife Margaret in the long-running
: British TV sitcom, "One Foot in the