Period dramas are fun!  A game that we love to play is to figure out what other movies different actors are from.  John is much better than I at this game.  The number of English films with which we are familiar has doubled, tripled etc. so now it’s much harder.  Here are some English films that we’ve recently watched and really enjoy.

the new Emma

Larkrise to Candleford

Pride and Prejudice (of course)-Our favorite is the 5 hour version with Colin Firth

Sense and Sensibility


Little Dorrit-so good—it’s a Dickens…the main guy is Mr. Darcy from the Kierra Knightly version of Pride and Prejudice

Bleak House

Downton Abbey-I heard this was really good…I have it on reserve but I’m # 111 so it will be a while

Daniel Deronda

He knew he was right


North and South (not to be confused with the North and the South)

Wives and Daughters

Some movies–also mostly English but a little faster moving and a different style, that have made our list include:

Lorna Doone

The importance of being earnest

Foyle’s War

Horatio Hornblower

John Adams

Jeeves & Wooster-seasons 1 & 2

Amazing Grace

1st and 2nd disc of Dinner of Herbs they should have stopped after disc 2 but it’s an interesting story nonetheless.