‘Versailles’ Star George Blagden Set for Movie Musical ‘The Land of Dreams’ (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

British actor George Blagden, who played Louis XIV in period drama “Versailles,” has been cast opposite Belarussian actress and model Caterina Shulha (“Hotel Gagarin”) in “The Land of Dreams,” an English-language movie musical set in 1920s New York being produced by Italy’s Leone Film Group for the international market. Shooting has just started at Bulgaria’s […]

‘Versailles’ Star George Blagden Set for Movie Musical ‘The Land of Dreams’ (EXCLUSIVE) — Variety

George Blagden is going to be in another movie! It’s a musical! And I am thrilled!

I know he’s a rather niche actor to follow, and I couldn’t really get into Versailles in the end (he was fine in it, it just wasn’t my thing) but when Les Mis movie fandom was at its height he was the nicest guy about the fandom. And he outright encouraged fanworks and made some himself! That’s a really rare thing. Rightly or wrongly he had such a small role in the movie but he went above and beyond for the fans.

(Also… I’ve said this before but… he absolutely nailed That One Scene in Les Mis. You know the one. His goddamn eyes in That One Scene are stamped into my mind forever.)