The Other Lamb is a drama film starring Kate Beckinsale. It was written and directed by Alan Taylor and stars Beckinsale as Lady Juliet and Anthony Hopkins as King Ham. The film follows a group of English speaking people during the time of the Crusades in the Middle East. This is one of three films based on true events.
For the title character, Beckinsale was chosen due to her English heritage and her adventurous nature. She has said that she was a very original choice for the role of Lady Juliet. She added that being an actress, she had a great deal of freedom to make decisions based on what she wanted.
This film tells the story of an English queen during the sixteenth century. Lady Juliet is also known as the "Upper Queen", "the queen of the Arabs"the Queen of Jams". She was an accomplished poet, who was also a lover of literature and music. Lady Juliet is believed to have been a member of the Zouaves, a French army unit.
In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, director Alan Taylor stated that he chose Diana Dyer to play Lady Juliet, because she would be more believable as an Arab woman, than a romantic English woman. Taylor felt that Dyer had a "sour romance to her". Dyer would later become famous as the "Black Widow" of the Russian theater.
There are several characters in the Movie Serie. Some of them include:
Jules de Lisle, a Venetian Jew, who is the queen's Chamberlain and first husband. Jules is responsible for organizing the events which lead up to the battle of Latour. His life changes drastically after the death of his wife, the Venetian Queen Blanca. He becomes the French ambassador to the Muslims.
Jude Arie, is a crusader commander, who is also an officer. Jude is portrayed by Liam Neeson. He was born in Paris and was trained as a nurse and a doctor before he was involved in the war.
There are many references to popular culture during the course of the film. Music from some of the leading rock bands of the 1980s is played throughout the movie.