The story of a young woman coming of age amidst the rigors of medieval society is shown in the recently released film Catherine Called Birdy, which is based on the novel of the same name written by Karen Cushman and available exclusively on Prime Video.
Lena Dunham, who played the lead role in Girls and directed this movie, was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair (link opens in new tab) and had this to say about the main character: “This is not a tale about a young warrior coming of age. This is not a tale of two teenagers engaging in an illicit love affair. She does not possess any magical abilities.
“It does not fit into any of those stereotypes at all. She is actually just a young woman who is difficult, complicated, and doing things that are difficult and unlikeable at times.”
Bella Ramsay, who plays Catherine, often known as Birdy, who is the principal actress, said the following: “It was such a delightfully crazy mess. I adore Birdy because she epitomizes bravery, eccentricity, and quirky all at once.”
In the following, you will find all the information concerning the upcoming film that you require…
Catherine Called Birdy Release Date
Beginning this Friday, October 7, Catherine Called Birdy will be available to stream on Prime Video. On Friday, September 23, it will also have a limited release in select theaters across the country.
You can have a look at the new featurette that was just produced in advance of the film’s premiere below if you want to find out a little bit more about the production process and get to know the actress who plays the lead role, Bella Ramsey!
Catherine Called Birdy Plot
The following is a synopsis of the new series that will be available on Prime Video: “Lady Catherine, better known by her nickname Birdy, is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn, who reside in the medieval English village of Stonebridge. Stonebridge Manor, a home that, like the family, has seen better days, serves as her play area.
“Rollo, who is financially bankrupt and completely greedy, views the marriage of his daughter to a wealthy man in exchange for money and land as the means by which he may pull himself out of financial ruin.
But Birdy, just like all of the other great young heroines, is energetic, intelligent, and adventurous. She is also ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly imaginative ways. Her vivid imagination, stubbornness, and firm conviction that she had a right to pursue her own path in life brought her into direct conflict with her parents. When the most repulsive suitor of them all shows up, the parents are put to the ultimate test of how much they love their daughter.”
As a result, we can expect to witness Catherine acting defiantly toward her parents, who have only one primary goal in mind for her: to get her married off as soon as possible. But it’s very evident that Catherine wants to chart her own course through life!
Catherine Called Birdy Cast
Catherine Called Birdy boasts an impressive ensemble cast, with Bella Ramsey playing the lead role. Other notable actors and actresses are also committed to the project. She is well recognized for her role as Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones, which was shown on HBO. As such, she is no stranger to portraying a medieval character.
The actor Andrew Scott from Fleabag plays the role of Catherine’s father, Lord Rollo, while the actress Billie Piper from I Hate Suzie plays the role of Catherine’s mother, Lady Aislinn. Catherine’s family is rounded out by Joe Alwyn, star of The Favourite, who plays George, Catherine’s uncle, and Dean-Charles Chapman, star of 1917, who plays Robert, Catherine’s older brother.
Other cast members include Ralph Ineson, best known for his role as Golden Tiger in The Witch, Isis Hainsworth, best known for her role as Aelis in Red Rose, as well as Lena Dunham and Archie Renaux in nameless parts.
Is There a Teaser for Catherine Called Birdy?
There is a trailer, and it certainly gives the impression that there will be a lot happening!
Catherine, her parents, and their very distinct perspectives on life are introduced to us in this part of the book. She ridicules those who wish to marry her, telling one man that the Catherine he’s searching for has a third ear, and she does everything in her ability to drive away any possible suitors. Those who desire to marry her are subjected to her cruel treatment.
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