Dame Joan Collins always looks fit for the throne, but she appeared extra regal in a new picture from the set of her medieval drama series Glow and Darkness.
The 87-year-old icon will play 12th-century French queen Adelaide of Maurienne in the period drama alongside Denise Richards as Countess Champagne and The Crown’s Dominic Andersen as Francis of Assisi.
And if this snap is anything to go by, the costumes will be positively scrumptious.
Dame Joan glows in a gorgeous textured gold coat with elongated sleeves worn over what appears to be a glittering silver embroidered dress.
The ensemble also includes a gold and pearl crown worn with an elegant veil, pearly dewdrop earrings and a matching necklace. A shimmering belt completes the look.
The show’s stylists opted to leave Dame Joan’s light brown tresses down in tumbling curls, and added pop of bright pink lipstick and rosy blush to highlight her lovely cheekbones.
‘Your zest for life is inspirational!’ one fan commented.
Another added: ‘A role befitting for you dear. You look beautiful.’
The dame’s co-star Denise Richards looked just as stunning in a shimmering corseted silver gown adorned with lacy embroidery.
The natural brunette’s has been transformed into a blonde for the series, now filming in Spain, and is swept into an elaborate updo accessorised with a dramatically draped semi-sheer headscarf.
Glow and Darkness, created by Spanish TV legend Jose Louis Moreno and co-written with Alejandro Gillermo Roemmers, traces the life of St Francis of Assisi and will feature a number of historical characters including Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I and Pope Clement II.
Dame Joan’s character, Queen Adelaide, was the second wife of King Louis VI.
Producers have splashed out the cash to make sure the series befits its lavish subjects. Moreno told Variety he expected the total budget could be triple that of his last English-language series, Queens.
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