Every Familiar Face in Cranford & Return to Cranford

Hi everybody!
It's been awhile! To be honest, I haven't had much inspiration to blog, not even on my own blog. But inspiration came knocking and here I am!
We recently watched BBC'S Cranford and Return to Cranford over the past few days. I have seen them all before, but it was many moons ago- I have since seen more BBC movies.
I knew almost EVERY character from another BBC series/film or Hollywood film. So, I decided to write a blog post going through them all~
discloser- i admit i stole the first three collages off the internet...

 Francesca Annis
She be Hyacinth from Wives and Daughters. As well as Lady Ludlow from Cranford. 
 Michael Gambon
He be the Squire from Wives & Daughters, as well as Dumbledore from Harry Potter. He is Mr. Holbrook from Cranford. 
 Deborah Findlay & Barbara Flynn
They are the sisters from Wives and Daughters- I forgot their names... ;) Barbara as Mrs. Jameison and Deborah as Miss Tompkinson from Cranford. 
 Simon Woods
Dr. Harrison from Cranford, and Mr. Bingley from 2005 Pride & Prejudice. I think he's quite swell looking. ;)
 Matthew McNulty 
As Edward Belle from Return to Cranford and Fisher Bloom from Lark Rise to Candleford. 
Ok, quick story. I had seen Return to Cranford before I ever watched Lark Rise to Candleford, but I had no memory of him. When I watched Lark Rise to Candleford, Fisher Bloom was my favorite character, and I fell in love with his name! To this day, I still love the name Fisher for a boy- and I have actually met a little boy named Fisher!  So, watching Return to Cranford this go round, I shouted out- THAT'S MY FISHER!
 How could he play such an evil role?!
 Michelle Dockery
As Erminia Whyte from Return to Cranford and Lady Mary from Downton Abbey (duh). ;)
 Alex Etel
As Harry Gregson and the little boy from Water Horse. 

 Julia Sawalha 
As Jesse Brown from Cranford, Dorcas Lane from Lark Rise to Candleford and Lydia Bennet from 1995 Pride & Prejudice.  I think my favorite role of hers will have to be Dorcas Lane. :D
 Jim Carter
Need I say more? Captain Brown from Cranford, and Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey.

 Claudia Blakely 
As Martha from Cranford, and Charlotte Lucas from 2005 Pride and Prejudice. She also plays Mrs. Timmons from Lark Rise to Candleford. 
 Judi Dench
As Miss Matty Jenkyns from Cranford, and Lady Catherine De Bourg from 2005 Pride and Prejudice.

 Imelda Staunton 
As Miss Pole from Cranford, and the character we all wanted dead more than Voldemort in Harry Potter- Professor Umbridge. I've seen her on several other movies though- Nanny Mcphee being the first to jump into my mind. Oh, and a fairy from Maleficent. 
 Lesley Manville
Mrs Rose from Cranford, and Mrs Hale from North and South. Also a fairy from Maleficent. 
 Jonathan Pryce
Mr. Buxton from Cranford and Governor Swan from Pirates of the Caribbean. 

 Greg Wise
As Sir Charles Maulver from Cranford and *hiss* Mr. Willoughby from 1995 Sense and Sensibility. 
Tom Hiddleston 
Again, need I say more?
William Buxton from Cranford, and Loki from Avengers. 

I hope I didn't miss anyone..
So, in conclusion  we have~
4 Wives & Daughters actors/actresses
3 2005 Pride and Prejudice actor/actresses
2 Harry Potter actor/actresses
2 Lark Rise to Candleford actor/actress
2 Downton Abbey acto/actress

This mini series is PACKED with familiar faces!
Did you recognize all of these actors & actresses?

xx morg

6 comments:

  1. I hadn't noticed Leslie Manville in Cranford! *mind blown*

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  2. RIGHT? Cranford is just BUZZING with 'hey-I-recognise-that-one's. :-O

    AND WOW. THE SAME HAPPENED WITH ME ABOUT FISHER. I suddenly realised, after watch Lark Rise in it's entirety that it was my very own FISHER playing the mean role. I don't love Fisher as much as Daniel, but I do really like a lot about him.

    Isn't Julia Sawalha SPLENDID as Dorcas? Gah, I love her. She's probably my favourite actress - I love her as Lydia too, and she was so sweet with Major Gordon in Cranford. She also plays in Martin Chuzzlewit - another Lydia-like giggly role which is really fun to watch. :-)

    Oh, Imelda Staughton is also Mrs Palmer in S&S. "Oh, if only the rain would stop." "If only YOU would stop." :-) Did you know she and Mr Carson - Jim Carter, ha - are married?

    Haha. "*hiss* Mr Whilloughby" made me giggle. :-)

    Well, judging from THIS comment, I obviously loved this post. :-) AND LOOK AT WILLIAM BUXTON. He looks like an angel. :-P

    ~ Naomi

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  3. Wonderful post! I'm always making lists in my head, connecting actors. During a movie, I'll randomly shout out: "Hey, they're in this and this and this!!" ;)

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  4. I always do this when I think an actor or actress looks familiar :D

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