Today we’re discussing the new BBC adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.
Or, at least, we’re discussing the first half of it. We’ll discuss the second half next Tuesday!
To aid the discussion, here are the major credits:
Screenplay: Andrew Davies
Director: John Alexander
Marianne Dashwood: Charity Wakefield
Elinor Dashwood: Hattie Morahan
Margaret Dashwood: Lucy Boynton
John Dashwood: Mark Gatiss
Mrs. Dashwood: Janet McTeer
Colonel Brandon: David Morrissey
Edward Ferrars: Dan Stevens
The non-horrific-looking Dan Stevens has recently appeared in television adaptations of both FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA.
Robert Ferrars: Leo Bill
Lady Middleton: Rosanna Lavelle
Are you wondering why Mark Williams looks familiar? He plays Arthur Weasley in the HARRY POTTER movies. He was also seen in the recent TRISTRAM SHANDY (a.k.a. A COCK AND BULL STORY.)
Charlotte Palmer: Tabitha Wady
Miss Steele: Daisy Haggard
Lucy Steele: Anna Madeley
Mr. Palmer: Tim McMullan
Fans of BECOMING JANE’S James McAvoy may have seen Dominic Cooper in STARTER FOR TEN; Cooper also gained notice in HISTORY BOYS. Later this year he will appear alongside Keira Knightley in THE DUCHESS.
Eliza: Caroline Hayes
Mrs. Ferrars: Jean Marsh
So…please let us know what you thought of it!
All opinions welcome!
(And if you’re interested in finding out which Austen adaptations we’ve already discussed, and adding your point of view, just click on the “Jane Austen Movie Club” link below!)
Cara King, who has more sense than sensibility…and more hair than wit…