Britannia finishing filming today and to celebrate, Sky released the first promotional photos for the series including two photos of series leads, Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey! Britannia premieres in 2017 on Amazon and Sky 1 and while no promo trailer for the series has surfaced yet, the photos themselves already have many people talking!

I’ve uploaded two HQ photos of Kelly to the gallery, one of her promo shots and an episode still:

Sky also shared a small description of Kelly’s character:

Kerra is the fearless and strong-minded daughter of Pellenor, King of the Cantii. Her independent streak puts her at odds with her family, but when the Romans invade, she will have to choose between her own feelings, her tribal duty and the demands of the druids.




Back in 1998, Kelly starred in the six part mini series Children of the New Forest, based off the children’s novel. She played Patience Heatherstone, the new Intendant’s daughter. I’ve got a little over 1200 captures from the five parts of the series Kelly was featured in and they’re now all uploaded in the gallery.

The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King’s army. He dies at the Battle of Naseby, leaving his two sons and two daughters in the care of their Aunt Judith. A troop of Parliamentary soldiers and their Leveller preacher, Abel Corbould, come to Arnwood. The four Beverley children are smuggled out of Arnwood, taken to Jacob Armitage, a royalist forester’s home in the forest and hidden there. The children encounter various adventures, become involved with the family of Parliament’s new Intendant of the New Forest, Heatherstone, and eventually join a conspiracy to help King Charles, who has escaped from captivity.





Luke Evans and Kelly Reilly are set to star in Noel Clarke’s upcoming cat-and-mouse thriller 10×10, which Altitude Film Sales is shopping to buyers at the American Film Market this week.

Suzi Ewing directs from Clarke’s script while Clarke and Jason Maza will produce through their Unstoppable Entertainment banner along with Maggie Monteith and Gina Powell.

10×10 follows Lewis, a seemingly ordinary guy who under the surface hides a singular obsession – revenge – and the focus of his obsession is Cathy (Reilly). In broad daylight, he kidnaps her and takes her to his home, where he’s built a soundproofed cell measuring 10 feet by 10 feet and where he plans to extract a dark secret from her past. But as his motive begins to unravel, it becomes clear that Cathy is a formidable match for her kidnapper.

Welsh actor Evans can currently be seen in The Girl on the Train, with Emily Blunt, and is set to star in Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson.

Reilly, who’s known for her roles in True Detective and the Sherlock Holmes series, will soon be seen in new Sky TV drama Britannia by playwright Jez Butterworth with his brother Tom Butterworth and Richard McBrien.

Brit writer-director-actor Clarke is well-known on his home turf for titles such as Kidulthood, Adulthood and recent UK-box office hit Brotherhood.

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Series is set in 43 AD as the Romans seek to crush the Celts in Britain

Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and European pay-TV company Sky are partnering on a major original drama series, “Britannia,” the first co-production between the companies. The 10-part series has been written by Jez Butterworth, whose stage play “Jerusalem” won a Tony for Mark Rylance, and whose movie credits include “Spectre,” Johnny Depp’s “Black Mass” and Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow.”

The series will star Kelly Reilly (“True Detective,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Bastille Day”), David Morrissey (“The Walking Dead,” “The Hollow Crown”), Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” “My Family”) and Stanley Weber (“Outlander”).

The show is set in AD 43 “as the Roman imperial army returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia — a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld,” according to a press statement. “Arch-rivals Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) must set their differences to one side in order to combat the terrifying Roman invasion, led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius (Morrissey), as it cuts a swath through the Celtic resistance.”

Butterworth said: “Besides being hard, hard warriors, the Celts have a belief system which makes them almost invincible. It’s a deep, heavy magic. Last time the Romans tried to invade, the mighty Julius Caesar took one look, turned round and went straight home. Now, almost a century later, the Romans are back.”

He added: “Here we have a war between two pantheons — the Roman gods vs. the Celtic gods….And we see it all from a human perspective, of individual survival, ambition, courage, lust, loss, revenge.”

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