Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Period Drama Week - Tuesday: Where have I seen them before? (Part 1: Actresses)

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 God Bless,
 God Bless, Miss Elizabeth Bennet


  1. Love it! Doubles are so neat. :) I learned some new ones, specifically Victoria Hamilton. Too cool!

  2. Ooh, a hobby of mine! ;-)

    The only ones you don't have there that I've seen are Keeley Hawes: Rachel Verinder in The Moonstone and Lizzie Hexam in Our Mutual Friend. They were pretty main roles.
    I also saw Joanna David in Bleak House, but it was a rather small role.
    Oh yeah, and Barbara Flynn was Mrs. Potter in Miss Potter. ;-)

    That was fun! I always love your pictures! They remind me of our S&S comparisons! Te he. :)

  3. Oh, yes, but some of them is so many more - Penelope Wilton was Victoria's overbearing mother in Victoria & Albert, too. And, we loved Keley Hawes in Our Mutual Friend!

    Fun and interesting post!
    Miss Kathy

  4. Victoria Hamilton was also in Mansfield Park!!

  5. I finally made some connections with some of the ladies here, especially Julia Sawalha. I loved her as Dorcas Lane and I knew she looked familiar. Now I know where I had seen her before!

  6. I love to see actors I know in different dramas.(that is actually how I get to know them!)
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. I liked your web. I really like Romola Garai.
    I alsso like Joanna David as Elinor Dashwood.


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