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Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz 2013, Tom Riley, Laura Haddock)

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Historical drama series that brings us episodes in the life of Leonardo Da Vinci when he was a young man and just making his reputation. The Renaissance is in full swing and Leonardo has become involved with a cult that calls itself The Sons of Mithra.

This being a Starz series there is copious nudity (including a you don’t want to see that moment featuring Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville) and plenty of action.

Surprisingly the series was filmed in Swansea, Wales of all places.

production details
USA / Starz / 28×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 12 April 2013 – 26 December 2016

Creator: David S. Goyer / Music: Bear McCreary / Producer: Lee Morris / Executive Producers: Julie Gardner, Jane Tranter and David S. Goyer

cast
Tom Riley as Leonardo da Vinci
Laura Haddock as Lucrezia Donati
Blake Ritson as Count Girolamo Riario
Elliot Cowan as Lorenzo Medici
Allan Corduner as Andrea Verrocchio
Lara Pulver as Clarice Orsini
Gregg Chillin as Zoroaster
Hera Hilmar as Vanessa
Eros Vlahos as Nico
James Faulkner as Pope Sixtus IV
Tom Bateman as Giuliano Medici
Alexander Siddig as Al-Rahim
Paul Westwood as Niccolò Ardinghelli
Jan Erik Madsen as Zircher
James Bryhan as Noble