Masterpiece Classic will be showing Wuthering Heights Sunday nights January 18th & 25th, 9 PM EST on your local PBS stations. Tom Hardy plays the new Heathcliff. However, this book has been adapted many times for film and the theatre. Over the years, who is your favorite Heathcliff? Inquiring minds want to know. Read Vic's review on Remotely Connected, and a tongue in cheek description of Heathcliff and Cathy on Jane Austen's World.
Tom Hardy, 2008 Masterpiece Classic version.
A dark and unhandsome Heathcliff who seeks revenge and is a tortured soul.
Sir Laurence Olivier, Heathcliff in the classic 1939 William Wilder film
A "Gypsy" Heathcliff and wildly romantic. Only 1/2 the tale is told in this film. Along with Mr. Darcy, this role made Olivier's career in films
Ralph Fiennes in the 1992 film version of Wuthering Heights
A cross between a revengeful and romantic Heathcliff. This version presents the complete novel.
Timothy Dalton in 1970 Wuthering Heights - a more gentle retelling of the tale.
Watch him in a clip at Cathy's grave.
There are more Heathcliff actors (see link below). Even the singer Cliff Richards played him. But the above actors are the most well-known. Which is your favorite?
The Character of Heathcliff: The Reader's Guide to Wuthering Heights.