period: Nostradamus


A cheap movie about Michel de Nostredame (1503–1566), usually known as Nostradamus, made for the Discovery Channel.

Catherine de Médicis (Kerry Fox), the queen consort of King Henri II of France, was one of Nostradamus’ greatest admirers. After reading his almanacs for 1555, which hinted at unnamed threats to the royal family, she summoned him to Paris to explain them and to draw up horoscopes for her children. At the time, he feared that he would be beheaded, but by the time of his death in 1566, Catherine had made him Counselor and Physician-in-Ordinary to her son, the young King Charles IX of France.

The makeup

Sallie Adams was the makeup designer.