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   Save Save

Tristan and Isolde 2006

Before there was Romeo and Juliet, there was Tristan and Isolde. One of the great stories of doomed love is given a new screen interpretation in this historical drama. After the collapse of the Roman Empire, King Donnchadh (David O’Hara) of Ireland has become the de facto ruler of England, but one of his underlings, Lord Marke (Rufus Sewell), dreams of uniting British forces with an eye toward self-rule. One of Marke’s most valuable allies is Tristan (James Franco), Marke’s protégé, who has become a brave warrior since he was rescued by the lord after his parents were murdered by …

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Hearts Adrift – Part Thirty-Three

Chapter Thirty-Three   Richard could see the vivid green of Manon’s eyes in the silver glow of the moon. He basked in that eternal fire, which always burned in them. He saw the cloak of her gorgeous hair, fanned out over her slim shoulders. Not even the lack of daylight could dim the abundant waves’ bright auburn shade. His hand came up to twine into the silken smoothness. Oh, Lord, the feel of it…so divine… “My sweetling,” he croaked, summoning every ounce of sense he could muster, “do not try me so. I need to hold you in high esteem …

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Hearts Adrift – Part Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Two   In the end, Richard and Manon kept matters as uncomplicated as was possible since their wedding was only twelve days hence. They purchased a special marriage licence at the Brighton Register Office and asked the Rev. Mr Hiram Merryweather, vicar at St Wulfram’s Church in Bearsham Village, to perform their wedding ceremony on August twenty-second. Mr Merryweather kindly consented to allow an Irish priest he was acquainted with to perform a Catholic ceremony afterwards. Father Damian O’ Rourke and Mr Merryweather had been at Oxford together and had stayed friends over the years. Manon was particularly touched …

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Mark Rylance

Date of Birth     18 January 1960, Ashford, Kent, England, UK Birth Name    David Mark Rylance Waters Height     5′ 8″ (1.73 m) Mini Bio (1) Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (2015). He is also the winner of 2 Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards, as well as a BAFTA for his role in …

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The Childhood of a Leader (2015) *** UK Release Aug. 19, 2016

This unconventional historical drama centers on a seven-year-old boy named Prescott (Tom Sweet), who is forced to travel to Paris in 1918 while his father (Liam Cunningham), an American diplomat, helps negotiate the Treaty of Versailles. Over time, Prescott’s volatile behavior is revealed as a metaphor for the rise of fascism in the early 20th century. Bérénice Bejo co-stars. Directed by Brady Corbet.   Save

Hearts Adrift – Part Thirty-One

  Chapter Thirty-One   The silence in the room was almost tangible. It descended upon Richard and Manon like a suffocating blanket. For a few moments, neither of them were capable of speech, their thoughts jumbling within their minds like frantic sheep. The one notion that was screaming deafeningly in Richard’s head was that Manon was not his niece. Not even family at all. Her mother, Lily, whom for his entire life he had considered his sister, was not a child of his father’s. The enormous consequence of that minor detail struck him with the force of a blow to …

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Timeless *** US October 3, 2016

https://youtu.be/4glJzvUunOE From Eric Kripke (“Revolution,” “Supernatural”), Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”) and the producers of “The Blacklist” comes this thrilling action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. Our only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier and a history professor, who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events. While they must make every effort not to affect the past themselves, they must also stay one step ahead of this dangerous fugitive. But can this handpicked …

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