Bright Star 2009 c. 1818

In 1818 Hampstead, the fashionable Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish) is introduced to poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) through the Dilke family. The Dilkes occupy one half of a double house, with Charles Brown (Paul Schneider) occupying the other half. Brown is Keats’ friend, roommate, and associate in writing. Fanny’s flirtatious personality contrasts with Keats’ notably more aloof nature. She begins to pursue him after her siblings Samuel and Toots obtain his book of poetry “Endymion”. Her efforts to interact with the poet are fruitless until he witnesses her grief for the loss of his brother Tom. Keats begins to open …

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Robin Hood 2010

In the year 1199, Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) serves as a common archer in the army of King Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston). A veteran of Richard’s crusade, he now takes part in the siege of Chalus Castle. Disillusioned and war-weary, he gives a frank but unflattering appraisal of the King’s conduct when the King asks his opinion, and Robin and his comrades—archers Allan A’Dayle (Alan Doyle) and Will Scarlett (Scott Grimes) and soldier Little John (Kevin Durand)—find themselves in the stocks. When the King is slain during an attack on the castle, Robin and his men decide to free themselves and desert. They come across an ambush of the English royal guard by Godfrey …

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Daniel Deronda 2002

  This always seems to be listed in the “the top” drama films on period drama.  I loved it and own it.  I can recommend a rental, at the least. There were any trailers made at the time, but a fan made one that seems to impart the feeling of the film. The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get even more complicated. Cast: Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root, David Bamber, Allan Corduner, Anna …

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The ABC Murders

An Agatha Christie 1936 Novel    (rumored to release Dec 25th) BBC One and Amazon have released the first photo of John Malkovich as Inspector Hercule Poirot in “The ABC Murders,” the upcoming three-part mini-series which Alex Gabassi (“The Frankenstein Chronicles”) is directing. The series has once again been adapted by Mammoth Screen and writer Sarah Phelps following their limited series adaptations of “And Then There Were None,” “The Witness for the Prosecution” and “Ordeal by Innocence”. Set in 1933, a serial killer is terrorising Britain – striking in a methodical pattern of killing people whose names and suburbs all …

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‘DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES’

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON BBC’S 19TH CENTURY SET MINI SERIES DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES WITH JAMIE DORNAN, MATTHEW RHYS! ‘STARTS NEXT WEEK AT BBC TWOBBC has released some new photos from the small screen adaptation of Eugene McCabe‘s 19th century set novel DEATH AND NIGHTINGALES which starts airing November 28th on BBC Two starring Jamie Dornan andMatthew Rhys in the story of love, betrayal, deception and revenge, set in the beautiful haunting countryside of Fermanagh in 1885 when all of the country is an undivided province of the British Empire! A HAUNTING TALE OF LOVE    and deception, it is a place where neighbours observe each other and inform; …

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Stan & Ollie: Steve Coogan and John C Reilly star as Laurel and Hardy

Knowing me Alan Partridge, knowing you Stan Laurel. Aha! Steve Coogan has gone from playing the hapless Norfolk-based TV and radio host to playing one half of legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy in a new film. The first photo has been released of Coogan as Laurel alongside Guardians of the Galaxy actor John C Reilly, who plays Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie. The film, which follows the pair on their farewell tour, will close the BFI London Film Festival on 21 October. That will be its world premiere, ahead of its cinema release next January.Image captionHead of BBC …

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Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

David Suchet once again takes on the role of Agatha Christie’s super sleuth Herecule Poirot in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas. Although he planned on an enjoyable holiday at home, Poirot accepts a job offer from a wealthy man after discovering his apartment will be without heat. Soon the detective must solve a murder and uncover some dark family secrets. Can be seen in full on YouTube  poor quality

REBECCA

ARMIE HAMMER TO LEAD ‘REBECCA’ GOTHIC ADAPTATION! Armie Hammer will be Maxim de Winter  If you liked last year’s My Cousin Rachel, you will be happy to hear that another of Daphne du Maurier‘s classic novels is getting a big screen adaptation to be led by Armie Hammer! Her gothic thriller REBECCA will be adapted by Ben Wheatley for Netflix! Lily James will play a newly married young woman who, on arriving at her husband’s imposing family estate on a bleak English coast, finds herself battling the shadow of his dead first wife, the mysterious Rebecca, whose legacy continues to haunt the house. The 1940 Alfred Hitchcock adaptation starring Joan …

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Mrs. Wilson

Novermber 27th BBC  –  PBS at a later time   (series) ‘MRS. WILSON’ TRAILER  FOR NEW BBC PERIOD SET DRAMABBC has released today a trailer for their upcoming new period set mini-series MRS. WILSON which sees actress Ruth Wilson playing her own grandmother in the real-life story about a woman who did not know her husband had multiple wives! BBC One will start airing the series November 27th, and PBS will air it later on in the USA. MRS. WILSON FOLLOWSAlison Wilson who thinks she is a normal, happily married woman. But when her husband Alec (Iain Glen) suddenly dies, a woman turns up on her  doorstep, claiming …

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