For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Eagle of the Ninth, published in 1954 only four years into her forty-year writing career, was one of Rosemary Sutcliff’s favourite historical novels. It is now being made lovingly into a film by producer Duncan Kenworthy, director Kevin Macdonald and writer Jeremy Brock, with Channing Tatum as Marcus, and Jamie Bell as his slave Esca.
“I rather wish it weren’t (a favourite) because it is quite early. I think and hope I have written better since. But it is my best beloved. Part of me was Marcus, and part was in love with him”.
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When will the new film of the eagle of the ninth be coming out ?
September 24th in the US. Not yet scheduled in the UK I believe.