Bridgeton actor and grandson of Luxembourg’s Prince Charles, Louis Cunningham, is set to star as Louis XVI in BBC drama Marie Antoinette
With Christine Louis – and Prince Charles as his grandfather – he was always destined for grandeur.
No, not the third and youngest of Kate and Wills, but Louis Cunningham, 24, grandson of the late Prince Charles of Luxembourg.
After making his Bridgerton debut as Lord Corning, he is now set to star in the BBC eight-part drama Marie Antoinette. his role? Louis XVI, of course.
Starring Role: Having made his Bridgerton debut as Lord Corning (pictured), he is now set to star in the eight-part BBC drama Marie Antoinette
And the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden has revealed that 24-year-old Oxford graduate Louis has another prince lurking in the background – ‘Prince of Darkness’ Peter Mandelson.
Years ago, when a neighbor of Louis’ parents, a Labor coworker looked after the children for the family.
Created and written by Deborah Davies, Marie Antoinette tells the story of the incredibly modern and avant-garde young queen, who was barely 14 years old when she left Austria to marry the Dauphin of France.
Free, independent and feminist ahead of her time, the fearless queen will be played by Emilia Schule.
Blue-Blood: 24-year-old actor plays Louis XVI in BBC drama
Sue Dix, Program Acquisition Head, BBC, says: ‘Marie Antoinette has an enduring fascination and a very singular vision for the story of Deborah Davies – we are really pleased to bring this ambitious project to BBC Two and iPlayer .’
Chris Stewart, SVP Sales, UK and Eyre, Bunij Rights says: ‘Marie Antoinette is an exceptionally fresh new take on one of France’s most iconic – and controversial – figures, from stunning visuals, fine performances and epic costumes is filled.
‘Following the success of Versailles on BBC Two, we are excited to bring back the extravagance and excitement of French court life to UK audiences.’
It comes as filming for Bridgeton’s highly-anticipated series three continued on Thursday as the cast was spotted on set in south London.
The first look of the new season of Netflix’s hit show saw the cast and crew arrive at a luxury country home in south London that was decorated with purple flowers.
An array of currently unknown performers stood out in bold period attire while chatting in front of the stunning garden.
Several female actors were seen in long chic gowns while carrying umbrellas to shield them from the sun.
They were accompanied by male actors who looked dashing in 1800s costumes, which included long suit jackets and fancy top hats.
The actors were seen filming a grand event as they all gathered in their best gear outside the grand venue.
The popular period drama has confirmed that it is back in production after the release of a record-breaking second season in March.