Filming begins on Sky’s Mary & George, based on Benjamin Woolley’s book The King’s Assassin

Filming gets underway this week on Mary & George, starring Julianne Moore, for AMC and Sky Atlantic.

The 8 x 60 period drama is created by DC Moore and based on the true story of Mary Villiers (Moore) who manipulated her son, George, to seduce King James I and become his all-powerful lover. The scheming pair went on to become hugely rich and influential. 

Hera Pictures produces Mary & George in association with Sky Studios; Moore’s scripts are inspired by the non-fiction book The King’s Assassin by Benjamin Woolley.

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