AMAZON'S PRIME VIDEOS CELEBRATED  THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF

" THE WIDOW " With  Starring  English Actress"Kate Beckinsale "

in The Big Apple…!

NEW YORK,N.Y(SMI ENTERTAINMENT,03.01.19)-The US Internet video on demand subcription provider " Amazon Prime Videos" owned by Amazon and through its Amazon Studios division offers a vast selection of TV web-series and film for rent and purchase, celebrated the world premiere of its latest Eight-Episode TV-drama series "The Widow" today Friday March 01, 2019 in the Big Apple; with starring and celebrity English actress 'Kate Beckinsale" in attendance, walking the red carpet in front of a multitude of press members at the Crosby Hotel in Dowtown West Village in Manhattan, New York City.

ABOUT “THE WIDOW”

For the past three years, ever since the love of her life, Will (Matthew Le Nevez) died in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) has lived as a recluse in the Welsh countryside, away from civilization and the comforts of 21st-century living. Her life changes one day when she spots Will in the background of a TV news report about the Congo…

 

Shocked to her core, but filled with determination that Will is still alive, Georgia returns to the country’s capital, Kinshasa, for the first time since the plane crash. There, she reunites with Judith Gray (Alex Kingston), Will’s enigmatic erstwhile business partner, and Emmanuel Kazadi (Jacky Ido), a local Congolese journalist she met three years previously after his wife was also a victim of the crash.

 

Meanwhile, in Rotterdam, Holland, a blind Icelandic man, Ariel Helgason (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), applies for a medical trial in the hope that his sight can be restored. There he meets Beatrix (Louise Brealey), another candidate for the trial. But Ariel’s keeping a secret, one that links him to Georgia’s husband, Will. It’s only a matter of time before he gets pulled back into that world.

 

Oblivious to the extent of the danger she faces, Georgia sets out across the country in pursuit of Will, while Martin Benson (Charles Dance), the closest person to family Georgia has, searches for answers elsewhere. It’s a journey that will lead her to the volatile region of eastern DRC, where we’ll meet an array of characters like the child soldier, Adidja (Shalon Nyandiko), the unhinged General Azikiwe (Babs Olusanmokun) and a mysterious white man by the name of Pieter Bello (Bart Fouche).  It’s said that people go to the ends of the earth for the ones they love. Georgia is going to do just that. 

 

The Widow stars Kate Beckinsale (The Aviator, Love & Friendship), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Underworld: Blood Wars), Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who), Matthew Le Nevez (Offspring, Love Child), Olafur Darri Olafsson(True Detective, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Babs Olusanmokun (Black Mirror, The Night Of), Lous Brealey(Containment, Sherlock), and Bart Fouche (Invictus, Maze Runner: The Death Cure).

 

The Widow was created, written by and executive produced by  Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag) and produced by Williams’ Two Brothers Pictures, and Eliza Mellor (Liar, The Living and the Dead, Poldark). The series was directed by  Samuel Donovan (Humans, Liar, Utopia) and Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch, Glue).  It will air in the United Kingdom and Ireland on ITV (date to be announced).

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress known for starring in the war drama film Pearl Harbor(2001), the  romantic comedy Serendipity, and Tiptoes (2003). She also played some roles in the "Aviator " (2004), Click (2006), Snow Angels ( 2007), Nothing But The Truth (2008) , Everybody's Fine(2009) and major role as Selene in the Underworld Film series (2003-2016).

A Beckinsale is also known for her work in action films like  Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012).In 2016, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the period comedy film Love & Friendship.

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Photo: Kate Beckinsale (English Actress at the "The Widow" Premiere in NYC)