– Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and James Norton cast in BBC’s upcoming drama series King and Conqueror
– The period drama is based on Nigel Tranter’s novels about Robert the Bruce
– Coster-Waldau will play Edward I of England while Norton takes on the role of the Scottish king
“Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is set to lead the cast of the BBC’s highly anticipated historical drama series “King and Conqueror” alongside renowned actor James Norton. Set in the backdrop of medieval Scotland, the series will be based on best-selling author Nigel Tranter’s books telling the remarkable story of Robert the Bruce.
The Danish actor, who played Jaime Lannister in the six-time Emmy-winning drama series “Game of Thrones”, will portray King Edward I of England. He will be joined by the “Happy Valley” and “Grantchester” star James Norton, who is taking on the role of the legendary Scottish king, Robert the Bruce.
The period drama will delve into the life and story of Robert the Bruce, his ascendance to the throne, and his battles against England to secure his kingdom’s independence. This drama series promises to bring audiences a thrilling and captivating portrayal of an era filled with strife, struggles, and heroism. The writers hope to offer an opportunity for viewers to explore and understand the rich and complex history of the Scottish people and their fight for sovereignty.
Coster-Waldau’s casting in the leading role reaffirms the actor’s status as a prominent television and film star following his successful portrayal of Jaime Lannister in “Game of Thrones.” Similarly, James Norton is known for his impressive body of work, including BAFTA-nominated performances in the hit crime drama series “Happy Valley” and “Grantchester.”
Together, these two talented actors are poised to bring a compelling and engaging interpretation of a fascinating period in history to the television screen. “King and Conqueror” is set to join the ranks of top-tier historical dramas in captivating the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.