I finally found the time to encode the promised clips of the scenes featuring Sophia Myles in the 1996 BBC 6 part mini series “The Prince and the Pauper“. After some technical difficulties I was able to use a new method and I hope you will all be able to play it on your end and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the quite high quality of the clips. Enjoy watching Sophia in her professional acting debut!
05 Media link: Television > 1996 The Prince and the Pauper / or watch on YouTube
01 Photo link: The Prince and the Pauper (1996) > Artwork Scan of DVD sleeve
EDIT: You can now watch these clips in our new media archive (here)
Every now and then I like to check the upcoming TV schedule for Sophia Myles over at IMDb. Imagine my surprise when I saw ‘The Prince and the Pauper‘ listed. Up till now I have never managed to see this 1996 BBC mini series that is also Sophia’s acting debut. So, UK residents mark this in your diaries:
August 29th: ‘The Prince and the Pauper‘ airs on TMC at 13.00 and on TMC 2 at 19.00.
One of the comments in the film’s IMDb boards sent me on a 3 hour search. But finally I found what I was looking for! Apparently, the Mark Twain adaptation with Sophia Myles as Lady Jane Grey in a supporting role was released on a Region 2 DVD in the Netherlands on April 11, 2008! Follow this link to order your copy. Mine is hopefully already on its way and I’ll be sure to post screencaps and one or two clips once it arrives!
Sophia Myles has accepted a new role: She’s going to play Madame Du Pompadour in an episode of the famous BBC TV-Series ‘Doctor Who’ starring Billie Piper and David Tennant. Euros Lyn is directing, rehearsals are currently taking place and shooting will soon start.
There is a very informative fansite about the series: Gallifrey. And it says there that the tentative start date for the airing of Series 2 is March 2006. I believe the episode Sophia Myles will be in is ‘4: The Girl in the Fireplace’ – this one is set in 18th century France, the time and place Madame du Pompadour lived.
Note: I’ve replaced some pictures with high quality ones: Chelsea Flower Show and The Prince and The Pauper – On Set. The large pictures can be found at the beginning of the albums and to see the full version you need to click the image again after opening it. Thanks Mel for these!!