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I am extremely partial to Joanna Stafford, the protagonist of my historical thriller series, and while “fun” may not be the best adjective for a Dominican novice living through Henry VIII’s destruction of the monasteries, she is smart, strong and stubborn. And, for whatever reason, she was difficult to cast in a movie of the mind. I knew what I wanted to hear—a soundtrack by composer Trevor Morris. After all, he created the music heard in The Last of the Mohicans, The Pillars of the Earth, The Tudors, The Borgias and Vikings. But whom would I “see”? It took a long time…Visit Nancy Bilyeau's website.
Sister Joanna Stafford: I didn’t find my Sister Joanna until I sat in a movie theatre in December of 2014, after I’d finished writing The Crown, The Chalice and The Tapestry, and I saw a tremendous performance. It was Felicity Jones in The Theory of Everything, who showed a certain kind of strength, a willful spontaneity, that is the key to my heroine. Runners-up are Eva...[read on]
My Book, The Movie: The Tapestry.