Now, this is great news! I’ve found more about the plot and a pictures of Sophia at ApolloMedia (see the picture in the gallery):
The Irish are ruling England under the frightening reign of King Cuchulainn. His general Morholt carries out the king’s political actions in bloody manners. During a massacre among the Englishmen Tristan’s father is killed. The boy grows up at his uncle’s and shows he has both the leading qualities and the passion necessary to unite the trunks.
Having grown up to be a notable knight, Tristan and his “gang” uses the tactics of the “small needle passes”. In result, an enraged Cuchulainn sends his general Morholt to “befrieden” the Englishmen. However, Morholt is subjected to Tristan in the duel. And Tristan is fatally hurt by the poisoned sword of his opponent. Following old tradition, the allegedly dead one is put in a small boat and led to sea and only by coincidence doesn’t burn in fire. After a long journey Tristan strands in Ireland, where Cuchulainn’s daughter Isolde finds, hides and nurses the critically ill one. Isolde was promised to Morholt, although against her will. She finds Morholt’s sword on Tristan’s boat – a safe indication of his death. Tristan and Isolde fall in love with each other, but Tristan doesn’t know that she is the daughter of his biggest enemy, the Irish king…
The complex and exciting material is based on one of the oldest love stories of the world, the classic epic of Tristan and Isolde, which is about love, loyalty, debt and betrayal. The tragic lovers rank among the greatest figures in world literature.
Sophia Myles has recently had the honour of being asked to join the European Film Academy as a voting member. She’s delighted about it – especially as she tries to immerse herself in European film because it is so beautiful and real.
Earlier this month – on May 2nd – Sophia attended the European premiere of ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ in London, on Leicester Square. I found some (unfortunately watermarked) pictures. View them here.
‘Tristan & Isolde’ finally has a release date! That’s the good news. The bad news is, this date isn’t in the near future: It’s February 3, 2006 (US)!
I’ve uploaded a zipped
audiofile of Sophia Myles speaking about ‘Colditz’.
EDIT: You can now watch these clips in our new media archive (here)
Information from ITV TV Guide: First part will air on Sunday, March 27 at 21.00 and the second/final part on Monday, March 28 also at 21.00. The channel is ITV1 – in the UK.
Plot summary: First of a two-part drama, starring Tom Hardy as Jack Rose, a soldier trapped in a German PoW camp, desperate to return home to England and his girlfriend Lizzie. When a daring escape attempt sees the young man locked up in the sinister Colditz and fellow comrade McGrade running free, Jack shouts a final plea to him to find Lizzie and assure her that he will be home soon – unaware of the effect his request will have on all of their lives. Conclusion of the two-part drama. Believing Jack to be dead, Lizzie turns to drink in an effort to keep her nerves under control – but her problems multiply rapidly as her flat receives a direct hit from a German bomber. The prisoners’ morale receives a boost as they are sent parcels of unusual gifts – which conceal vital escape equipment. Sawyer finally returns to Blighty and quickly develops suspicions about McGrade, while Ullmann learns about Rhett’s dependence on morphine.