Saturday, 25 June 2011

TV - Kate Winslet Stars as Mildred Pierce

  Still of Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood in Mildred Pierce

 Still of Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood in Mildred Pierce

Coming to Sky Atlantic is yet another exciting HBO drama. Following my obsession with Boradwalk Empire, Mildred Pierce is a 5 part drama mini-series set in the 1930s and starring Kate Winslet. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the first episode, and although it's not as action-packed as Boardwalk empire, it is just as slick and stylish and I can't wait to watch the rest of the series.

From the pics I've seen, Mildred Pierce's daughter (played as an adult by Evan Rachel Wood)has some super-glam outfits and there are lots of other vintage fashion moments to look out for too. Plus the story (or start of it at least) really draws you in. Kate's character lives in a world so very different from my own each step of the plot is a discovery about the past.

The TV show is based on a classic American novel by James M Cain and if you aren't able to see the mini series you can get the book half price at Waterstones via the Sky Atlantic site.

It all kicks off on Sky Atlantic this week. Be there!

Images: © 2011 - HBO Films
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