The Lost Prince

1910...
One dynasty holds sway over the most powerful nations of the world, at its heart is the British Monarchy, and it's youngest member, Prince Johnnie. A loving, insightful and humorous child, Johnnie is witness to some of the most momentous events in the history of our times. As a baby he is surrounded by the extravagant court of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at the height of British Imperial power. But as the Great War looms his newly crowned father George V and his mother Queen Mary become embroiled in the tumult of world affairs and do not have time to see their special child as he grows. He is prone to epileptic fits and the medical profession consider him to be an imbecile and as such an embarrassment to the family. As the landscape of Europe changes forever Johnnie is looked after in a remote farm house in the Sandringham estate by his devoted nurse Lalla. Dedicating her life to the little boy she determines to remind the monarchy that Johnnie is, at heart, a true prince. (IMDB Link)


Youtube film clip of visit from their Romanov cousins



Tom Hollander as King George V

Miranda Richardson as Queen Mary

Gina McKee as the devoted nanny

Michael Gambon as Edward VII

Bill Nighy as Stamfordham


The Romonav cousins

Prince John with his brother, Prince George




5 comments:

  1. I loved this series, but it was sad, at the same time. So tragic a story.

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  2. I am a fan of Poliakoff and liked this film, but must admit I don't remember it all that well except that it looked beautiful and was very sad. Judy

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  3. Nelle and Judy, I don't remember it being that sad but I'll find out when I rewatch it. I'm excited since I've finally ordered the DVD. I recall being enthralled with the story since I had never heard of Prince John and with more compassion shown by the king and queen than I expected to see.

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  4. I loved this film, until that moment I had no idea about what had happened wiht the little prince.
    And in the photo above, the prince John isn't with the King George VI, but with his other brother: George, the Duke of Kent.

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