We're not at all jealous about this. 2014 Tony nominee Sophie Okonedo will play Queen Margaret opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s previously reported Richard III in the next series of The Hollow Crown. According to Variety, the Shakespeare adaptations, directed by Dominic Cooke for for the BBC, will shoot from late September through early 2015.
Queen Margaret is the wife of Henry VI, who is murdered by Richard. The Hollow Crown is a series of three films based on Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy and Richard III.
Okonedo received a Tony nod for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun and a 2004 Oscar nomination for her performance in Hotel Rwanda. Her other film credits include Aeon Flux, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dirty Pretty Things and The Secret Life of Bees.