Monday, May 18, 2015

Connecting Little Dorrit with Pride and Prejudice

In the weeks leading up to Christmas I watched the BBC’s 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit starring Claire Foy and Matthew Macfadyen as Arthur Clennam. As always with the BBC’s costume dramas, it was excellent. When I was given a Kindle for Christmas, Little Dorrit was the first book I read on it and I enjoyed it immensely.

A few weeks ago while out shopping I picked up some reduced price DVDs and one of them was Pride and Prejudice made in 2005 and to my delight when I started to watch it Matthew Macfayden was in the role of Fitzwilliam Darcy! Of course, I’ve read the book many times and seen different adaptations of the story. This was a real treat

Looking him up on Wikipedia, I discovered that Mr Macfayden has had a lot of really interesting roles . it’s a pity he hasn’t been on French television much at all.

I found this beautiful video on yourtube, set perfectly to music…