Which actor's portrayal of Colonel Brandon do you prefer?
Alan Rickman, Sense and Sensibility 1995
Alan Rickman was convincing as the noble, brave, kind Colonel Brandon, who deeply loves Marianne, but doesn't stand in Marianne's and Wiloughby's way. He steps up to the plate when Marianne and Elinor need his help. His facial expressions and delivery of his lines proves that Rickman is a talented, gifted actor, who plays both heroes and villains equally well - Home Videos
David Morrisey, Sense and Sensibility 2007
David Morrissey observed about Colonel Brandon, "Just as he’s starting to form an idea of himself with Marianne, he’s gazumped, really thwarted by his rival, and has to take a back step. He then tries to be honourable, even though his rival is somebody he knows is not right for this girl."
When approached to play the Colonel, David quickly signed on, having been a massive fan of Andrew Davies for a while.