Arts: Poliakoff's Little Prince ; It Was a Photo in the Independent That Prompted Stephen Poliakoff (Left) to Write a TV Drama about a Banished Prince, He Tells JAMES RAMPTON
Rampton, James, The Independent (London, England)
This newspaper played a key role in the creation of The Lost Prince, Stephen Poliakoff's two-part drama for BBC 1 about Prince John (played by Matthew Thomas), the little-known fifth and youngest child of George V (played by the excellent Tom Hollander) and Queen Mary (Miranda Richardson, who gets to add to her portfolio of difficult monarchs).
The boy, known to his family as Johnnie, suffered from epilepsy and learning difficulties, and was thus locked away from public view in a remote cottage at Sandringham. Isolated and neglected by his family, he was redeemed only by the enduring love of a "surrogate mother", his devoted nanny Lalla (Gina McKee).
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Publication information: Article title: Arts: Poliakoff's Little Prince ; It Was a Photo in the Independent That Prompted Stephen Poliakoff (Left) to Write a TV Drama about a Banished Prince, He Tells JAMES RAMPTON. Contributors: Rampton, James - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: January 15, 2003. Page number: 14,15. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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