1492: Conquest of Paradise
Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.
Director: Ridley Scott
Writer: Roselyne Bosch
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, Sigourney Weaver, Loren Dean, Ángela Molina, Fernando Rey, Michael Wincott, Tchéky Karyo, Kevin Dunn, Frank Langella, Mark Margolis, Arnold Vosloo, Steven Waddington, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Juan Diego Botto, Billy L. Sullivan, John Heffernan, Achero Mañas, Kario Salem, Fernando García Rimada, Bercelio Moya, Albert Vidal
Production: Coproduction UK-Spain-France; Cyrk / Légende Films / Due West / France 3 Cinéma / Société des Etablissements L. Gaumont
When the ‘Isabel’ series was filmed in Granada’s Alhambra, it was the first time in 25 years that the Nasrid palace had opened its doors to cameras. It was at a time that the monument was closed to the public. The Alhambra was used a year later to film the series called ‘Carlos, rey emperador’, the sequel to ‘Isabel’.
While ‘Isabel’ was being filmed in Granada in 2014, the actors who played the Catholic Monarchs, Michelle Jenner and Rodolfo Sancho, were named Honorary Ambassadors of Granada, by its Mayor, José Torres Hurtado.
While ‘Isabel’ was being filmed in Granada, actors Michelle Jenner and Rodolfo Sancho made an offering of flowers in the royal sepulchre that houses the remains of the Catholic Monarchs, who they played in the series, a crypt that is only opened three times a year.