Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)

Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)
Oh, to be in England...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

JJ Feild- Actor of the Week


JJ Feild is a great actor and I predict that he will make it big outside of the UK very soon. Of course those of us who have seen him in Northanger Abbey as the saucy Mr. Henry Tilney will not be surprised when the rest of the world finally discovers his talent, will we?


However some of you may be surprised at how many period dramas JJ Feild has already appeared in. My, he does look good in a cravat and top hat doesn't he?

Henry Tilney: Now I must give you one smirk, then we can be rational again.


The new film Austenland has just premiered to rather lukewarm reviews at the Sundance Film Festival.  Well, personally I want to see it anyway. JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie as love interests at a Jane Austen theme park is all I need to hear. And Jennifer Coolidge? Sounds like fun to me! By the way, when is this Jane Austen theme park actually going to happen?


As Mr. Sam Beeton in  The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton, JJ Feild again shows us his adorable smile and his wonderful acting chops. 


I think the first place I saw JJ Feild was in The Railway Children from 2000. The photo above shows him as Jim, being rescued with a broken leg by Jemima Rooper (Amanda from Lost in Austen- kneeling in black hat and pinafore) and being tended to by David Bamber (Mr. Collins from P&P 1995). This entire film is on YouTube (link here) and well worth watching.


As Victorian photographer Frederick Garland in Ruby in the Smoke and the sequel The Shadow in the North,  JJ helps  pretty young sleuth Sally Lockhart (Billie Piper) and of course falls in love with her. 

Well, those are my fave JJ Feild films. Did I miss any of your faves?


One last note. JJ Feild seems to have good taste as his significant other and baby mama is Canadian Neve Campbell from Guelph, Ontario which is where I got my first job after graduation. Can we claim JJ as an honorary Canadian now?

By the way, can I just say how much I love those ears? Good catch Neve!

19 comments:

  1. Even though it is not a period drama, the movie Third Star (with wonderful Benedict Cumberbatch as well) is, I think, worth mentioning. Breathtaking story and JJ as Miles is simply awsome! I'm really happy that my favourite actor appared here as the actor of the week, he well deserves it! :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Fay! Thanks so much for the recommendation. I had seen Third Star listed on IMDb but I didn't know if it was good. With both JJ and Benedict, I should have known it was really good! Glad you liked the post!

      Delete
    2. Hi! I agree with Fay du Fée: Third Star is a very touching movie about life, friendship... with four brilliant actors. I wish I had some french or even english subtitles on my DVD to understand all the subtleties of the dialogs.
      I recommand it!
      Good evening! (I'm going to watch Telstar... ^^)

      Delete
  2. Hello! I'm so glad to have found your blog! After having read several Jane Austen's novels and watching most of their adaptations, I discovered JJ Feild in Northanger Abbey a few days ago. What a brilliant actor! I like him very much: his smile, his voice, his acting of course... He isn't famous yet in France (I'm french indeed), I wish he will be soon...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Béré's friendJanuary 31, 2013 at 6:08 AM

      I can testify that JJ makes French reader want to know more about british culture !! With him, Uk and France would make up after seeing this Austen's novel adaptation. Now is there a french actor who can do the same for english speaking people ? Lol

      Delete
    2. Bonjour mes amis! I think JJ could definitely bridge the gap between English and French cultures. Do you have any suggestions for us for a French actor who might do the same? You obviously both have excellent taste in men! :)

      If you have just watched Northanger Abbey, you will have the pleasure of watching it a few more times. I blush to think of how many times I have watched it!!

      Delete
    3. Dear Jenny, you can't imagine how many times I watched Northanger Abbey since I got it: It becomes my "bedside DVD". Madness... ^^
      I'm happy to share my new passion with people like you. Moreover I can practice english!
      Did you see all of the movies where JJ acted? I saw Centurion (very bloody!), Ô Jerusalem, Death on the Nile and today The railway children thanks to you ;-). I'm waiting for others movies that I bought on internet (Is my english clear? lol).
      No suggestion for a french actor to suggest to you for the moment... I will think about it, I promise.
      A bientôt!

      Delete
    4. There, some of our handsome french actors:
      Jean Dujardin, Guillaume Canet, Romain Duris (in "L'auberge espagnol", "Le péril jeune", "Arsène Lupin"), Omar Sy (in "Intouchable")...

      Delete
    5. Jean Dujardin (from The Artist)- very handsome and sexy!
      Guillaume Canet- the honey of Diane Kruger and Marion Cotillard. Mmmm.
      Romain Duris- Moliere looks really good! Is it?
      Omar Sy- I still haven't seen The Intouchables. A friend said it was fab!

      Thanks for the recommendations. I will have to check out the films by these French cuties!

      Delete
  3. two words - nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, nice, reeeeeely nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi mommbsta. You are hilarious! And I agree wholeheartedly. Reeeeeeeeeeeeally niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!

      Delete
  4. Hello, Jenny
    I am also a fan of Jane Austen and read all her novels.
    I also collect Barbie dolls and have created some photo adaptations of Austen's novels on my blog. Austen fans find it inspiring. I would be very glad if you could add me to your blog list with this link to my reproduction of "Pride and Prejudice"
    http://barbiefantasies.com/category/film/pride-and-prejudice-film/
    and/or of "Emma" (that I am publishing regularly on my site):
    http://barbiefantasies.com/category/film/emma/

    Let me know if you are interested and if you want me to link back to you.

    I would be glad to read your answer.
    Cheers,
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kate. You have a very interesting blog but I am afraid I will respectfully decline your kind offer. Good luck with it however and keep having fun with your posts. That's what it is all about!

      Delete
  5. I just saw a news item that made me think immediately of you.:) If you wish to see J J Feild in more period drama - you just might get your wish:):

    http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/jj-feild-cast-in-amc-pilot-turn-rory-scovel-in-tbs-ground-floor/

    Fingers crossed?

    LRK, or Lark

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Lark! Can't wait for this. Thanks for the link. :)

      Delete
  6. Austenland was awesome! Here's my interview with JJ Feild :)
    http://www.cinemit.com/article/interview-jj-feild-talks-about-austenland-and-why-he-loves-cinematic-experience-seeing-movie

    ReplyDelete
  7. As a cancer survivor was not sure about watching it. So glad I did great movie. Love love jj feild and Benedict did a great job too in this one !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Elaine. I still haven't seen Third Star so thanks for the thumbs up. I will search it out. I just rewatched Austenland and JJ is so adorable. :) So yes, I could use a bit more JJ and some Benedict would be great too.

      Delete
  8. Great pick! He is one of my favorite actors. His charisma shines through the screen and exudes emotion, especially in the movie Third Star. Although it wasn't a period film, he did a magnificent job. His acting is natural and fresh.

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails