The Tenant of Wildfell Hall 1996

[polldaddy rating=”8036248″] This three-part BBC adaptation of author Anne Brontë’s novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall features Tara Fitzgerald as Helen Graham, a pensive woman seeking a way out of her miserable marriage to Arthur Huntingdon (Rupert Graves), a rakish alcoholic who tricked Helen into marrying him before his bad behavior became outwardly evident. Meanwhile, farmer Gilbert Markham (Toby Stephens) becomes increasingly attracted to Helen, whom he is led to believe is a widow. This usually ranks in the top 10 of favored films. There was no original trailer for this film, but there are a few fan made ones, … Read more

Testament of Youth 2014 (US release 2015)

  Adapted by Calendar Girls’ Juliette Towhidi, tells of how the author postponed her studies to Oxford to serve as a nurse in the Great War, during which she lost her fiance and brother. After the war, she tried to resume her life but found herself part of a lost generation, returning to Oxford and becoming a feminist and a writer.   Starring Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain Kit Harington as Roland Leighton Hayley Atwell as Hope Dominic West as Mr. Brittain Emily Watson as Mrs. Brittain Colin Morgan as Victor Richardson Taron Egerton as Edward Brittain Miranda Richardson as … Read more

Birdsong 2012

[polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Set against the backdrop of World War I, this epic love story follows Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne), an Englishman whose failed love affair with Frenchwoman Isabelle Azaire (Clémence Poésy) continues to haunt him during the war. His only respite comes in the form of friendship with Jack Firebrace (Joseph Mawle), a fellow soldier who helps Stephen endure the hardships of war and come to terms with his feelings for Isabelle.              

Titanic: Blood and Steel 2012

[polldaddy rating=”8036248″] synopsis The construction of the RMS Titanic offers a glimmer of hope to the downtrodden masses of Ireland in this historical mini-series starring Chris Noth, Kevin Zegers, and Neve Campbell. Belfast, Ireland: 1909. As construction on the Titanic gets under way in the Harland and Wolff shipyard, the investors behind the project see their ambitious endeavor starting to take shape. Meanwhile, the middle class project managers strive to get the details right, and the lower-class workers labor tirelessly to ensure that the ship will be finished in three years. All the while, Britain maintains its rule over Ireland, … Read more

The Young Victoria 2009

Title:  The Young Victoria  2009 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Victorian  1837 Genre  Biography, Romantic Drama, Royalty Plot:  Eighteen-year-old British royal Victoria ascends to the throne and is romanced by future husband Prince Albert in this lush period film that chronicles the early years of the British monarch’s larger-than-life reign.   Marc Vallée Writer / Screenplay:  Julian Fellows Major Cast:     Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong, Jesper Christensen, Harriet Walter, Jeanette Hain, Julian Glover Film Locations: Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, England, UK (exterior) Balls Park, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England, UK Belvoir Castle, … Read more

Bleak House 2005

  Title:  Bleak House 2005 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Victorian Genre  Drama Plot:  A trio of orphans becomes embroiled in a mysterious and long-running lawsuit in this sprawling BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. A legend in the legal circles of Victorian London, the messy inheritance case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce has been trickling through the courts for years with no end in sight. Nobleman John Jarndyce (Denis Lawson) has seen the case destroy more than one life, so when he becomes guardian to three young people — beautiful Ada Clare (Carey Mulligan), Ada’s cousin Richard Carstone (Patrick Kennedy), … Read more

The Crimson Field 2014

Title:  The Crmson Field 2014 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  WWI Genre Drama, War, Medical Plot:  One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France. Director:  Richard Clark | David Evans | Thaddeus O’Sullivan Writer / Screenplay:  Sarah Phelps Major Cast:  Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin Film Locations:  Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, England, UK Links: Web Sites BBC Casting Announcement BBC Commission Announcement Indiemoviez (Spanish) External Photos MovieStillsDB – Photo gallery   … Read more

Little Boy 2015

Title:  LIttle Boy 2015 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  WWII Genre  Drama Plot:  LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive. The heartwarming story will capture your heart and lift your spirits as it reveals the indescribable love a little boy has for his father and the love a father has for his son. Set in the 1940s, LITTLE BOY is an instant cinematic classic that captures the wonder of life through the eyes of a 7- year-old little … Read more

In the Heart of the Sea March 13, 2015 (International release date)

  BASED ON THE INCREDIBLE STORY THAT INSPIRED MOBY-DICK In the Heart of the Sea is an upcoming biographical thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Tom Holland. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick‘s 2000 book In the Heart of the Sea, about the sinking of the whaleship Essex. The film is scheduled for release on March 15, 2015. Plot In 1820, the whaleship Essex is crewed by Captain George Pollard, Jr. (Benjamin Walker), first mate Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth), second mate Matthew Joy (Cillian Murphy), and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson (Tom Holland). … Read more

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

  Title:  The Legend of 1900  (1998) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  1900  Edwardian Period Genre  Drama, Music Plot:  On the 1st of January in 1900, Danny Boodmann (Bill Nunn), the mechanic of the transatlantic liner Virginian bound for America, finds an abandoned baby on board and decides to keep him. Nicknamed Novecento (1900), the boy grows up on the ship hidden from everyone. His presence is revealed when Danny dies in an accident. The young ‘1900’ manages to hide again despite threats from the captain. Discovering a passion for music, he teaches himself to play the piano without being able … Read more

The Outsider 2002

  Title:  The Outsider 2002 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Late 19th Century Genre  Western, Montana Plot:  A western love story revolving around the forbidden love between a young widow from a Mennonite-like religious group and a cold-blooded gunslinger whom she takes into her home after he is wounded. [Spider_Single_Video track=”21″ theme_id=”1″ priority=”0″] Director:  Randa Haines Writer / Screenplay:  Penelope Williamson (book) Jenny Wingfield (teleplay) Major Cast:  Timothy Daly, Naomi Watts Film Locations:  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia   @ perioddrama.com 2015

Poldark 2015

Title:  Poldark 2015    (season 1 – 8 episodes) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Georgian  1714-1830 Genre  Drama Plot:  Ross Poldark returns to England after fighting in the American Revolution. His family and friends thought he was dead. The woman he hoped to marry is now engaged to his cousin. His father is dead, and the property he has inherited has been allowed to deteriorate. It is the late 1700s in Cornwall, England. This is a family drama, but is also about the challenges and conflicts between the rich and the poor. It is a time when fishermen are not catching much … Read more

Crimson Peak 2015 (release 10.16.2015)

Title: Crimson Peak 2015 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era: Victorian Genre Horror Plot: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds…and remembers. http://youtu.be/cH0BhnpzAjs Director: Guillermo del Toro Writer / Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Major Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain Film Locations: Pinewood Toronto Studios, Port Lands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Kingston, Ontario, Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Dundurn Castle, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Casa Loma, … Read more

Serena 2014 (US 2015) Amazon On Demand

  Title:  Serena  2015  (Amazon On Demand) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Post Edwardian  1930 s Genre  Drama Plot: Adapted from the novel by Ron Rash, director Susanne Bier’s romantic period drama Serena details the deteriorating relationship between North Carolina timber magnate George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his fiercely independent, entrepreneurial-minded wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) following a devastating miscarriage. A woman who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and relishes the opportunity for manual labor in the forest, the enigmatic Serena subsequently grows intensely jealous of the woman who previously bore her husband a son, and quickly begins to unravel over … Read more

Vanity Fair 1998

Title:  Vanity Fair 1998     (TV mini 1998-1999) Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era: Georgian  (Napoleonic Era)  1805 Genre   TV Miniseries, Romantic Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Drama Plot: By Daisy Miller: This version of Vanity Fair is from the 1998 A&E six-episode TV mini-series. Set in 19th century London, this is William Thackeray’s story of two very different women in English society. The main character is beautiful but devious, Becky Sharp, played impeccably by Natasha Little. This character seems very much like strong-willed and determined Scarlett OHara in “Gone With the Wind.” Becky’s best friend, subtly attractive and good-hearted … Read more

Northanger Abbey 2007

Title:  Northanger Abbey 2007 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era: Georgian 1978 Genre  Romance Plot:  Northanger Abbey was filmed in England and first telecast in the U.S. on December 2, 1987. This 90-minute adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1818 novel incorporates the author’s usual interconnecting themes of true love and acquisition of wealth, and tosses in a little Gothic mystery for good measure. Katherine Schlesinger stars as the 17-year-old heroine, who has been encouraged to seek out a suitably rich husband while on holiday in Bath. She finds the love of her life, and also more excitement than she ever dreamt possible. Veteran … Read more

Little Dorrit 2008

The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors’ prison in London. Amy and her family’s world is transformed when her boss’s son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family’s mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.       @ perioddrama.com 2015  

The Affair of the Necklace 2001

Title: Affair of the Necklace  2001 Rate: Era:  Georgian  1781 Genre  Historical Romantic Drama Plot:  In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family’s fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklaceBased on a true story. Director:  Charles Shyer Writer / Screenplay: John Sweet Major Cast: Hilary Swank as Jeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal Louis de Rohan Christopher Walken as Count Cagliostro Simon Baker as Rétaux de Villette Adrien Brody as Nicholas de Lamotte Joely Richardson as Marie Antoinette Brian Cox as Baron … Read more

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999

Title:  The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999 Rate: [polldaddy rating=’8036248′] Era:  Georgian (French Revolution)  1793 Genre  Adventure Plot:  Baroness Orczy’s frequently filmed adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel has been the subject of two different British TV series, the second of which aired nearly half a century after the first. Debuting on BBC1 on January 24, 1999, the “new” Scarlet Pimpernel was, like its predecessor, set during the dark days of the French Revolution. The estimable Richard E. Grant starred as Sir Percy Blakeney, an insufferably haughty British dandy. Unbeknownst to virtually everyone (including his wife, Marguerite, played by American actress Elizabeth McGoven), … Read more

One Night with the King 2006

Title:  One Night with the King 2006 Rate: [polldaddy rating=”8036248″] Era: Ancient (486-465BC) Genre:  Historical, Biblical Plot:  This biblical drama chronicles the legend of Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish orphan who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts a plan to annihilate Jews. [KGVID poster=”http://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/One-Night-with-the-King-2006-IMDb_thumb8401.jpg” width=”480″ height=”270″]http://perioddrama.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/One-Night-with-the-King-2006-IMDb.mp4[/KGVID] Director:  Michael O. Sajbel Writer / Screenplay:  Stephan Blinn (screenplay) Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen (novel) Major Cast:  Tiffany Dupont, John Rhys-Davies, Luke Goss, Film Locations:  Dallas, Texas, USA Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India Links: Full Movie IMDB   Luke … Read more