Every once and awhile, I need a fix of drama. If you are in the mood for movies that are pure period masterpieces filled with betrayal, seduction, love, fetching costumes and breathtaking locations — then look no further, you will not be able to tear yourself away. Of course, I cannot leave out the incredible acting. Speaking of the actors, if the pictures of these Gentlemen below don't get you to seek out these films ~ then watch these period pieces for their excellent portrayal of a different time...
Meet the handsome bad boy, Alec D'Urberville played by Hans Matheson in Tess of the D'Urbervilles...
*He also plays in Dr. Shivago with Kiera Knightly, The Tudors*
Tess Durbyfield played by Gemma Arterton
North and South
You are going to love the intense and passionate Mr. Thornton played by Richard Armitage.
North and South is an excellent period drama. This is one of my all time favorites.
Pride and Prejudice
The dashing, devoted Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy played by Colin Firth (don't miss his wet shirt scene). Lizzie played by Jennifer Ehle. This is the best Pride and Prejudice version by far. I enjoy watching this movie again and again.
Kind and generous Arthur Clennam played by Mathew Macfadyen
Little Dorrit played by Claire Foy
This is a great series that takes a different twist on the Mr. Darcy saga. A modern version. I enjoyed it very much.
I have to mention these two French subtitled movies. Love, love, love them.
Oliver Martinez is beautiful in this movie.
I also recommend these excellent series:
I have watched all of these movies and more, I am sure I am leaving some out by accident or loss of memory capacity! I have to warn you though, most of these are "series" and add up to many hours on the dvd's. I usually sit down to watch one episode, and cannot stop and watch them all in one sitting. Of course, this list has been compiled from many years! This is not all I do! However, I am obsessed with period drama's and it is one of my favorite things "to do". So, clear some time, get out your favorite blanket, snuggle up with fresh popped pop corn, invite a friend over, and prepare to be dazzled by these talented actors and superb plots.
So happy to introduce these to you.
Enjoy! Let me know if you watch any of them.
*images from BBC, Masterpiece Theatre,Amazon,Face book. You can buy these series on Amazon.com*