Have you ever sat down to watch a period drama and you run across a person who you think looks very familiar, but just can't place it? And then you realize "Hey! I've seen him/her in ---!" I know it's happened to me quite a bit. So, for the next two days of Period Drama Week, I have here those actors/actresses who you may have seen in multiple period dramas, but just couldn't place where you've seen them. Here I have included 10 Actresses. Enjoy!
Barbara Flynn was in The Barchester Chronicles (1982) as Mary Bold, Wives and Daughters (1999) and Miss Browning (the elder one), He Knew He Was Right (2004) as Mrs. French, and in Cranford (2007/2009) as Mrs. Jamieson.
Claudie Blakley was in He Knew He Was Right (2004) as Camilla French, Pride and Prejudice (2005) as Charlotte Lucas, Cranford (2007/2009) as Martha, and Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 - 2011) as Emma Timmins.
Gemma Jones was in The Duchess of Duke Street (1976 - 1977) as Louisa Trotter, Sense and Sensibility (1995) as Mrs. Dashwood, and Jane Eyre (1997) as Mrs. Fairfax
Joanna David was in Sense and Sensibility (1971) as Elinor Dashwood, Pride and Prejudice (1995) as Mrs. Gardiner, The Way We Live Now (2001) as Mrs. Longestaffe, and He Knew He Was Right (2004) as Mrs. Stanbury.
Julia Sawalha was in Pride and Prejudice (1995) as Lydia Bennet, Cranford (2007) as Jessie Brown, and Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 - 2011) as Dorcas Lane.
Keeley Hawes was in Wives and Daughters (1999) as Cynthia Kirkpatrick, Under the Greenwood Tree (2005) as Fancy Day, and Upstairs Downstairs (2010) as Lady Agnes Holland.
Penelope Wilton was in Wives and Daughters (1999) as Mrs. Hamley, Pride and Prejudice (2005) as Mrs. Gardiner, and Downton Abbey (2010 - ) as Isobel Crawley.
Romola Garai was in Daniel Deronda (2002) as Gwendolen Harleth, Nicholas Nickleby (2002) as Kate Nickleby, As You Like It (2006) as Celia, Amazing Grace (2006) as Barbara Spooner, and Emma (2009) as Emma Woodhouse.
Samantha Bond was in Mansfield Park (1983) as Maria Bertram, Emma (1997) as Mrs. Weston, Lark Rise to Candleford (2009) as Celestia Brice Coulson, and Downton Abbey (2010 - ) as Lady Rosomond Painswick.
Victoria Hamilton was in Pride and Prejudice (1995) as Mrs. Harriet Forester (I may have misspelled it in the picture. Forgive me.), Persuasion (1995) as Henrietta Musgrove, Victoria and Albert (2001) as Queen Victoria, and Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 - 2011) as Ruby Pratt.
There are the actresses. Stay Tuned for Part 2 Tomorrow for the Actors