17 thoughts on “WCW: Amanda Root

  1. Agree with you absolutely that Amanda Root is Anne Elliot; my favourite recreation of a Jane Austen character.

    1. I’ll be there to fight this one too. Incredible adaptation, she is brilliant.

  2. I agree with you as well about Amanda Root as Anne Elliot, no offense to Sally Hawkins who played the role in the remake. I’ve seen The Impressionists. It’s much more of a docudrama than Desperate Romantics, or the Pre-Raph Pack.

  3. Persuasion.
    The best adaptation.

    But it says something that she is in so much and not always instantly recognizable, a testament to her talent.

  4. LOVE her! She is Anne Elliot. She also was a very fun and likable character in the Forsyte Saga. She’s great in everything she does.

  5. She’s always brilliant but definitely agree that Anne in Persuasion is the absolute best. I don’t see how that adaptation could be improved upon and she is a large part of that.

  6. Although I loved her in Persuasion, I kinda want a longer miniseries as I feel that it’s a neglected Austen work film wise. Besides, if they won’t make series on Georgette Heyer novels, (These Old Shades, Grand Sophy – she’s perfect for Sophy’s aunt, Lady of Quality, etc). I’ll choose Austen and Gaskell.

  7. It’s definitely Anne. She played her superbly, and it is one of my favorite Austen films.

  8. The dress she is wearing as Winifred is the exact colors and style of what I always pictured Belle from BatB if her ballgown were adapted to a historical setting.
    And yes her Anne will go down as the BEST ANNE EVER. You will never change my mind. I also will die upon this hill. Her portrayal is what makes me love Persuasion as much as I do.

  9. Like they said…She was the perfect Anne and Persuasion is the perfect Austen adaptation. (My next favorite is “Mansfield Park”). Ciaran Hines is pretty hot also…

  10. Imagine Root as Jane Eyre and Hinds as her Rochester (although Samantha Morton was not bad).

  11. I did a double take and then a quick rewind and realized yes, that was Amanda Root in the episode of “Call the Midwife”!! She has such distinctive features, but I confess I haven’t seen anything else of hers besides “Persuasion,” and that was 25 years ago now!!

  12. I have hemochromatosis, so of course I loved her in the Call the Midwives. :)

  13. I reviewed The Black Prince. Honestly you’re brave if you make it through though the costumes are mostly okay (with some extremely wtf choices). Amanda Root is amazing in the 5 minutes she’s in it though.

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