The Lost Prince on DVD
Historical Drama. Colour. Year: 2003. Running time approx. 179 min.
Written & directed by Stephen Poliakoff.
Stars: Matthew James Thomas, Miranda Richardson, Tom Hollander, Bill Nighy, Gina McKee,
Mary Nighy, Tom Hollander, John Sessions, Frank Finlay, Michael Gambon & more.
1910; one dynasty holds sway over the most powerful nations of the world, at its heart is the British Monarch and its 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. As the Great War looms, his newly crowned father, George V and his mother, Queen Mary, are embroiled in world affairs and do not have time to see their son. Prone to epileptic fits, medical professionals consider him to be an imbecile and an embarrassment. As the landscape of Europe changes forever, Johnnie is kept on a remote farm house on the Sandringham estate, cared for only by his nurse.