Original Movie "William & Kate" to Premiere April 18
LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE "WILLIAM & KATE" TO PREMIERE
Network to Launch Six-Part Documentary Series ROYAL WEDDING OF A
LIFETIME Immediately Following Movie's Debut
LOS ANGELES (February 23, 2011) - Lifetime Television's Original Movie
William & Kate, based on the romance between Prince William (Nico
Evers-Swindell, NCIS: Los Angeles, Law & Order) and Kate Middleton
(Camilla Luddington, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Defenders), will
make its world premiere on Monday, April 18, at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
Immediately following William & Kate at 11:00 pm ET/PT, Lifetime
will debut the first of six one-hour episodes of the documentary series
Royal Wedding of a Lifetime. The program will examine the history of
William and Kate's romance and run-up to their wedding, comparisons of
Kate to Princess Diana, the wedding gown and fashion surrounding the
nuptials, cuisine for the high-profile event, a preview of the wedding day
and a glimpse into their future together. After launch, Royal Wedding of a
Lifetime will air from 8:00 to 11:00 PM ET/PT on Thursday, April 21, and
Friday, April 22.
William & Kate tells the story of how the friendship between Prince
William, second in line to the throne of the British monarchy, and future
princess Kate Middleton, the stunning daughter of upper middle-class
commoners, blossomed into a romantic love affair, charming the world with
their recent engagement and eagerly awaited royal wedding. The film
chronicles the history of William and Kate -- from the moment they met at
Scotland's prestigious University of St. Andrews, through the ups and
downs of their nine-year courtship complicated by social and Royal Family
pressures, and intense global media attention surrounding their storybook
nuptials. William & Kate also stars Ben Cross (Star Trek, Chariots of
Fire) as Prince Charles, Serena Scott-Thomas (The World Is Not Enough) as
Carole Middleton, Richard Reid (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) as
Ian and Victoria Tennant (L.A. Story) as Celia.
William & Kate will be produced by The Konigsberg Company, with
Frank Konigsberg (Lifetime's Sex & Lies in Sin City, Lifetime Movie
Network's Lies in Plain Sight) serving as executive producer. Mark Rosman
(Greek, Ghost Whisperer) will direct the screenplay by Nancey Silvers
(Lifetime's Sundays at Tiffany's and Girl, Positive).
Royal Wedding of a Lifetime is being produced by Renegade Pictures (UK)
LTD and executive produced by Alan Hayling (The Queen in 3D, Children of
Beslan), Jon Rowlands (Who Was Jesus?, Don't Tell the Bride) and Sue
Davidson (The Apprentice, How to Live with Women), and JoAnn Alfano, Gena
McCarthy and Jim Rapsas of Lifetime Television.