My greatest disappointments in characterization were Mr. Michael Gambon Cranford, Gosford Park plays Emma's affectionate, neurotic father who unusually allows her to be mistress of their household. I will admit though, that she did improve upon acquaintance. We are not in the least sympathetic to her situation, and in fact, quite annoyed by her self-deluded notions of merrily matchmaking for her friends with disastrous results. How could it go wrong? Interestingly, I would change my position on each of the leads, resisting Miller at first, then growing to admire his comedic timing while accepting Garai immediately until her overplay of emotion with eye popping and exaggerated facial expressions was totally distracting.
And as for Richard Armitage, he has got just the right brooding qualities to pull the role of Joss Merlyn off! Highbury is in the country, but the elegant Miss Woodhouse can still be allowed a bit of London millinery foppery. Oh well, I'm sure Tamsin Greig will be hilarious as Miss Bates though. Emma teases Mr Knightley about Jane but he remains tight-lipped. The drama follows the dire consequences of Emma's failed matchmaking schemes in this witty, clever comedy of realisation and self-discovery. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She tries to repair things with Jane and Miss Bates, but Jane will not see her - although Miss Bates tells her that Jane has accepted a job as a governess, and cried all night. An expatriate of southern California, Laurel Ann lives near Seattle, Washington where it rains a lot.
Frank does not arrive, and instead Emma becomes the subject of unwanted and embarrassing attention from Mr Elton. I was surprised to hear her name mentioned for Mrs Elton but pleased nonet heless. Happily she did not play Harriet as a complete airhead as we have seen in the past by Toni Collette in the 1996 Gwyneth Paltrow version. He is always a Mr Knightley. Most viewers will be tempted to consume it quickly like the beautifully crafted confection that it is.
Knightley is supposed to be about 16 years older than Emma! On the other hand, I was pleased by the selection of Romola Garai as Miss Woodhouse. On the eve of the death of Joseph Smith, his widow, Emma, is on the brink of destruction. Elton that I had not thought possible, but I enjoyed. Emma may very well be the last Jane Austen adaptation or any other bonnet drama that we see on television for quite some time now available to purchase online. Christina Cole was sweet as Nora He Knew He was Right , conniving as Blanche Jane Eyre and manipulative as Caroline Bingley Lost in Austen.
I thought Jodhi May was too young to portray Miss Taylor but am curious to see her nonetheless. It is a visual delight, skillfully crafted by a gifted production team of designer Stevie Herbert and art director Pilar Foy. Ebbutt has a keen eye for accessories and her use of jewelry and shawls was striking, but sadly I was quite disappointed in the bonnets which tended to be too droopy and not quite as refined and highly fashioned as one would wish. . Emma will be screened in serial form for the first time since the Seventies. Elton, Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill. A few quotes here and there, but this is entirely her own imagining.
Michael Gambon who portrayed Mr. Elton missed the mark completely. Emma rebuffs the suggestion - she can personally vouch for Frank's indifference to Jane - which leaves Knightley feeling hurt at Emma's indifference towards him. With her matchmaking officially abandoned, Emma feels cooped up and bored, so Mr Knightley suggests a day trip to Box Hill for a change of scene and some temporary escape. First of all, I'm thrilled that Sandy Welch is behin d the project since she's brought us great adaptations already. Jodhi and Romola both played love interests of Daniel Deronda, so they seem close in age? I think Blake will bring something new to the table and look forward to seeing his portrayal of Mr Elton. Emma 2009 might just surpass the venerable 1995 Pride and Prejudice in superior production values.
Let me extol upon its many charms and a few foibles. The gospel of Jesus Christ required they be friends. I can envision her in that role and look forward to her interpretation of Miss Woodhouse. Laura Pyper as the reserved Miss Jane Fairfax was a beautiful and accomplished foil for Miss Woodhouse, but too demure for my sensibilities. Although uninterested in marriage herself, she is intrigued by the mysterious and elusive Frank Churchill, who she hopes to meet for the first time at a village Christmas party. In order to stand with her friend in her darkest hour, one woman, Jane Manning, will need to hear the voice of God once more.
But is Emma so focused on Harriet's happiness that she is not considering her own happiness in love? Knightley and could envision no other in his stead. She is berated by Knightley, and realises that her behaviour was shameful. Emma is desperate for Harriet to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend ends up attracted to Emma herself. Now that I know Romola has been cast as Emma, I'm anticipating it even more. The same can be said of Jane Austen adaptations. Meanwhile, Frank and Emma plan a ball, and Emma wonders whether she might be in love with him.
Blake Ritson Christina Cole Rupert Evans Louise Dylan Laura Pyper Tess, I am 100% percent behind you about Jamaica Inn - it's one of my favourite books and they haven't done a version of it for ages. The casting of Jonny Lee Miller seems to be less than welcome but I did enjoy his portrayal of Edmund Mansfield Park and think he could pull off George Knightley with enough charm to convince the naysayers. Ladies never look so fine as by candle light and the interior evening scenes of the Woodhouse dinner party, the Christmas eve dinner at Randalls and the Ball at the Crown Inn were particularly flattering. Things come to a head when, egged on by Frank, Emma behaves badly, insulting Miss Bates. There in lies the rub. No one in my estimation has yet to fill those boots with enough oozing charm and decided deception. Austen had described him as handsome, which Mr.