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Thursday, January 8

Leading Men of Tess of the d'Urbervilles

There is quite a bit of eye candy in the new Masterpiece Classic production of Tess of the d'Urbervilles that premiered last Sunday on PBS. Part one featured two up and comming British actors in polar opposite roles emotionally. On one side we have the dark and seductive n'er do well Alec d'Urberville played by Hans Matheson, and on the other Angel Clare played by Eddie Redmayne who typifies his name, all angelic kindness and consideration. The two heros, or are they anti-heros, could not be farther apart in personality or intensions to our beautiful heroine Tess played sympathetically by Gemma Arterton. You can discover more about sultry dark eyed Scotsman Hans Matheson on his web site, and blue eyed boy next door Eddie Redmayne at his own web site too. Watch the finale of Tess of the d'Urbervilles next Sunday, January 11th at 9:00 EST on PBS.

You can catch up on part one at the Masterpiece website, and read reviews by Vic (Ms. Place) at Jane Austen's World & myself at Austenprose.

Don't forget to bring your hankies. You'll need them!

Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose


Lynn said...

It is a multi - hanky story...I read the book and it's even worse when you read it !

Emma said...

Both the male leads were AWESOME! I was TOTALLY drawn into this movie...