Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Who else could play John Thornton?

Richard Armitage as John Thornton

We all know what a good job Mr Richard Armitage did of portraying me, John Thornton, on film.

You may or may not know that there is also a 1975 version of North & South with Patrick Stewart playing John Thornton but this clip (see below) of Margaret and Mr Hale is all that is available.

Miss Winchester has often expressed a desire to view that mini-series so that she might compare performances (I believe she is also a closet trekkie, though I'm not quite sure what that means).

Out of curiosity, I was wondering if there is anyone else whom you think capable of playing Mr John Thornton, if only for the chance to compare and contrast how different actors handle the role.

Please comment with your suggestions. Suggestions will then be put to you in the form of a poll during the Fanstravaganza in March.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Celebration of North & South!

Feb 13-24

Next week Melanie is starting a two week celebration of North and South, the story of my and Margaret's meeting.

Please stop by her blog, Melanie's Musings, and share your love for Gaskell's classic novel, the BBC adaptation or simply to drool over Mr Richard Armitage, who did a very fine job portraying me!

She will have lots of guest blogs and giveaways so mark it in your diaries, February 13th to the 24th!