Saturday, January 07, 2006

In bed with the Virgin Queen

British writer Paula Milne shares her rationale for focusing on the importance of Queen Elizabeth I's vow of chastity in researching her BBC new teleplay, The Virgin Queen.

I must admit, I really love Paula Milne's work. She wrote a suspenseful miniseries in 1990 called Die Kinder, starring Miranda Richardson as an Englishwoman whose children had been kidnapped by her ex-husband, a German terrorist. She was aided in her desperate search for them by a rather dissolute-looking Frederic Forrest in a memorable role as a detective. Highly recommended if it is ever released on DVD!