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Samantha Colley in Genius: Picasso

“Banderas was born to play Picasso”

“Banderas was born to play Picasso”

British actress Samantha Colley talks exclusively to Virgin TV Edit about continuing drama Genius: Picasso

This latest depiction of Pablo Picasso’s incredible life has really caught our eye…

Genius: Picasso, Mondays, 8pm, National Geographic/HD (CH 266/268). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > National Geographic 

Have you heard about Genius: Picasso, the masterpiece of a drama series that’s currently showing on National Geographic?


This incredible ten-parter charts the tumultuous life of Pablo Picasso and stars Antonio Banderas (The Legend Of Zorro) as the legendary Spanish artist in his later years. And don’t worry if you’ve not seen the first three episodes, because they’re all available to watch right now in Catch Up TV. But if you want a series overview, you can read our original preview here.

The series also stars British actor Samantha Colley (Victoria) as celebrated French photographer Dora Maar, Picasso’s lover and muse. We recently caught up with Colley – who also featured in season 1’s profile of Albert Einstein – to find out more about the show that’s got everyone talking…


Roman says...

Find out what else our Guest Editor Roman is looking forward to at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards in 2018 here.


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