Having a doctorate in arcane British lit might not seem like the fastest track to fortune, but canny author Philippa Gregory snapped on something few others grasped: those feisty Tudors (her specialty) were as jam-packed with sex appeal and drama queens as any 10 Disney Channel shows. Gregorys 2002 novel The Other Boleyn Girl was made into an A-list flick in which Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson chewed the scenery in push-up bras, and were betting Hollywoods already laying odds on which sexpot will bust out the royal cleavage as Mary Queen of Scots in the adaptation of The Other Queen, Gregorys latest.
Mon., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 2008
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