stream the ever graceful sophie okonedo in sneak peak of bbc’s new series “the hollow crown: the wars of the roses”

November 23, 2016

Black women are taking Hollywood by storm as of late and the UK’s Sophie Okonedo is the latest to get cast as in a leading role for BBC’s new series “The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.” The series features some of the UK’s finest acting talent and Sophie has been cast to play Queen Margaret. She joins Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III, Tom Sturridge as Henry VI, Hugh Bonneville as Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York, Sally Hawkins as Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, and Keeley Hawes as Queen Elizabeth. With such a star-studded cast, it’ll be lovely to see how Sophie outshines them all. This series is the followup to a very successful debut of “The Hollow Crown,” which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN’s “Great Performances.” The series will be available in the US on PBS December 11-25th. Get a sneak peek of Sophie’s performance below!

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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