It’s been announced that the upcoming ITVx original Maryland, starring Eve Best, Suranne Jones and Stockard Channing is set to debut on Thursday, May 25th.


Eve Best joins ITV’s commissioned three-part series.

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Kicking off filming in Wicklow, Ireland, the three-part family drama is both created by and stars Suranne – and will follow two sisters (Jones and Best) who have grown apart over the years, but through tragic events learn to love and respect one another all over again. Maryland focuses upon the relationship between the sisters, who have been driven apart by complex family dynamics, becoming estranged and wrapped up in their own lives.

From ITV:

In Maryland, Anne-Marie introduces us to the characters of Becca and her sister, Rosaline, who have forged ahead with family lives and careers, growing distant through time and circumstance. But when the body of an older woman is discovered at sunrise on Laxey Beach in the Isle of Man, it brings devastating news for the sisters.

Each sister flies out to the Isle of Man to discover and repatriate the body of their mother, Mary, who they learn has been living a double life, leaving their father Richard at home in Manchester, whilst creating another world for herself….. Maryland.

Confined on the island with each other, the sisters can’t escape the ripple effect of their mother’s secrets and lies.

ITV Studios will be responsible for the international distribution of the drama.



This week we saw the Velaryon dynamic at play as Rhaenys and Corlys make their first move. I’ve got 264 HD Captures of Eve as Rhaenys Targaryen in House of the Dragon 1×02 ‘The Rogue Prince”


The saga is off to a fiery start and as someone who has been a fan of the book for years, it was amazing to finally get to see these characters come to life. Rhaeneys has always been a character you could see yourself in and it’s wonderful to see her coming to life.

Below I’ve got 185 HD captures of Eve in the premiere episode of the series and captures from the HBO behind-the-scenes series, The Houe that Dragons built:

1×01 “The Heirs of the Dragon”

the House that Dragons Built:


The actor on her new role in the Game of Thrones prequel, why #MeToo change needs to hurry up, and how she finds joy making olive oil in Italy

Actor Eve Best, 51, grew up in west London and started performing aged nine. She studied English at Oxford University and trained at Rada. In 2006 she won an Olivier award for best actress for the title role in Hedda Gabler, and is a two-time Tony nominee. She played Wallis Simpson in The King’s Speech, while her TV roles include The Shadow Line, Nurse Jackie, Life in Squares and The Honourable Woman. She is Princess Rhaenys Velaryon in House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones prequel series.

Were you a Game of Thrones fan before getting the gig?
No, I was a complete Game of Thrones virgin. I knew it was a big deal but was unprepared for the sheer, gobsmacking scale of it. Walking on to the set was like walking into New York but instead of towering skyscrapers, it’s Dragonstone. The crew was nearly 4,000 people, which was jaw-dropping. I’ve caught up since.

You move between stage and screen freely. Do you have a preference?
I love both. I’ve done more stage than screen, mainly because the parts I’ve been offered on stage have been significantly more interesting. Films have the potential to be incredibly interesting too though. I always feel like if I’m a bit scared, then I should definitely do it.

Post #MeToo, is Hollywood changing?
Not fast enough. Quite frankly, it feels like change needs to be instantaneous because we’ve all got a much bigger priority, which is whether the Earth is going to be around. The Covid crisis was a wonderful example of how unbelievably efficient and adaptable human beings can be when we set our minds to it. Let’s just do that for other issues and stop all the fuss.

Is the variety of roles available for older women improving?
Again, the speed of change needs to be snappier. I’m longing to see more women of around my age taking leads in romances, adventures or dramas in which they’re not being mothers, sidekicks or detectives. Sexy, interesting women who are over 40 – there are a lot of us out there and I’d like to see much more of us on screen.

You’re 5ft 10in. How has your height affected your career?
Not quite, I’m 5ft 9-and-a-half, but that’s an interesting question. I certainly always felt like a tall girl. Because I was always afraid people were intimidated by my height, I ended up subconsciously apologising for myself. You worry about being somehow too much or not feminine. But the dichotomy is there’s also a certain vulnerability that accompanies being taller. A sort of interesting gentleness can come through in my characters.

Read the rest of the interview at the The Guardian