period: World Without End

World Without End

World Without End is a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Ken Follett. Like The Pillars of the Earth it is set in the fictional town of Kingsbridge but in the fourteenth century around the start of the Hundred Years’ War and the outbreak of the Black Death.

Outside events intrude on Kingsbridge when Queen Isabella (Aure Atika) deposes her husband, King Edward II, and crowns their son as King Edward III. In consequence Earl of Shiring, who had supported the King, is arrested for treason and replaced with one of the Queen’s supporters. Later the new King seizes control from his mother.

Aure Atika said of her role:

It’s quite intimidating to play a Queen and order people around. Isabella is rather mean, to be honest, and my goal was to find her personal qualities and try to discover the source of that meanness, which I think was frustration.

The makeup

Colleen Quinton was the makeup department head; Julia Valente was the key makeup artist; Iván Pohárnok was the prosthetic makeup designer.