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First look at Julianne Moore's new queer period drama Mary and George

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Mary & George, an upcoming queer period drama, has just released the first-look images of Julianne Moore in character. In this dramatic retelling of real-life British history, the actress plays Mary Villiers, a ruthless woman who used multiple avenues to rise to the height of English society — including bribing politicians and working with criminals.

But what this drama is really focused on is how he pushed her son George to become the lover of King James I (of England, aka James VI of Scotland), which led to him becoming the Duke of Buckingham, holding considerable power in court and leading some disastrous foreign campaigns. Related: Sharper review: Julianne Moore and Sebastian Stan's con-artist tale feels a little too blunt Nicholas Galitzine (Handsome Devil and Red, White and Royal Blue) plays George, with Tony Curran (Doctor Who's Vincent Van Gogh) as James I.

Rounding out the cast are Mark O'Halloran (Brassic) as Sir Francis Bacon, Nicola Walker (The Split, Marriage) and Adrian Rawlins (Harry Potter's James Potter) as husband-and-wife Mary Hatton and Sir Edward Cooke, Trine Dyrholm (Queen of Hearts) as Queen Anne and Simon Russell Beale (Thor: Love and Thunder) as George's father, Sir George Villiers.

Meanwhile, playwright and Killing Eve scribe DC Moore has penned the script from Benjamin Woolley's book The King's Assassin.

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