Monday, 21 May 2007

Old Bits & Bobs from The Beeb

Idly wading through the vast BBC radio archives online this afternoon I came across a few Austen related bits and bobs from the past. To listen to the interviews follow the links and click the Listen to This Item button.

Ten years after playing Elizabeth Bennett in the BBC Pride and Prej, Jennifer Ehle discusses playing the lead at the Old Vic in The Philadelphia Story with her old Mr Wickham, Adrien Lukas.

Now, I kind of completely love Emilia Fox and she is one of my absolutely favourite young actors. Fans of the 1995 BBC Pride & Prej will have seen her play Georgiana Darcy so charmingly and as she does a lot of work in TV and on stage in the UK, I don't see much of her here in Canada. But she has so much charisma and seems so lovely and intelligent. She played the heroine in a 1997 Masterpeice Theatre production of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, the DVD of which is sitting patiently in my Amazon wishlist, played Dorotea in The Pianist and here, amongst other things, Emilia Fox talks about playing Madame de Tourvel in Les Liasons Dangereuses on stage in 2003, all of which I love.

Author PD James has the hots for Persuasion's Captain Frederick Wentworth. Well, don't we all.

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