Michelle Fairley & Jodie Comer Join Starz’ ‘The White Princess’

Starz’s “The White Princess” has cast two major
characters.

“Game of Thrones” alum Michelle Fairley will play
Margaret Beaufort, and Jodie Comer will play Princess
Elizabeth of York, Starz announced on Tuesday.

The series is the follow up to “The White Queen.”

Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer
Michelle Fairley, Jodie Comer (Getty Images)

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The new series is based on the novel of the same name from Philippa Gregory.

Margaret was previously played by Amanda Hale.

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Margaret is the mother of Henry Tudor. Princess Elizabeth
(Lizzie) “is forced
into marriage to unite the Houses of York and Tudor, realizing that she has no
choice but to do her duty for England and marry the new King, Henry VII,”
according to a show description from Starz.

Margaret’s
influence over her son wanes as Lizzie’s grows, putting the two women in
conflict.

The
8-episode series will shoot in Bristol, England later this year, according to
the cable network.

2013’s
“The White Queen” starred Rebecca Ferguson as Queen Elizabeth and Max
Irons as King Edward, the parents of Lizzie.

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