Guess who this is? Well yes, it is Emma Thompson - - - as Lady Marchmain..!
"What what what?"-I hear you say. Yes, indeed. The ever-so-lovely Susie Bubble was my source of this information: Julian Jarrold has filmed Brideshead Revisited this year. How did I not know of this before now??!? How?!
Now, the book by Evelyn Waugh is probably the one book I would take with me on a desert island. I don't think I have ever seen decay being portrayed in such a heart-breaking, yet beautiful manner, and that's saying a lot considering what the major themes of world literature are. There's a lot of decay out there, but no one quite does it the way Mr Waugh does.
As if one's favourite book being filmed in the first place wasn't bad enough, here's my dilemma: the 1981 miniseries Brideshead Revisited is my all time tv-favourite. I have seen the entire series probably at least five times.
I don't know about everyone else, but for me this is worse than Keira Knightley playing Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Not that I know anything about this Wishwash guy, he is probably very talented and all that, but he can't be Sebastian. He just can't. I don't even want to think about Matthew Goode as Charles. This just ain't right.
(The still-images are taken from Style Bubble)