16 March 2011

the serious things of life

So, here's the real question: who is my favorite Jane Austen hero?

I've thought about this quite a bit and the answer changes from time to time and it also depends on whether we're talking about the books or the films. And any way you slice it, it's a tough choice. However, I feel fairly confident that in the films, my favorite is this man:

Jeremy Northam's Mr. Knightley is the very best.

And honorable mention goes to:

Hugh Grant's Edward Ferrars has long been a favorite. I love his portrayal of the character.

And I don't care what anybody says, I've got a little crush on Alan Rickman's Colonel Brandon.

And I think these men are hot. However, that's not really the point here.

And of course I love Colin Firth. But again, not the question here.


Mitchell and Ashley said...

I'm in love with Mr. Darcy... but don't tell Mitch! I'm actually about to watch some P&P since I just finished reading the book. I might have to say it trumps the tell tale that the book is always better because I am rather fond of the movie.

Emily and Cory said...

Picking a favorite is definitely tough! I have to say my least favotite is Edmund though. He spent to much time liking Mary Crawford and I just couldn't respect him after that. Also, the same guy who played Edmund in a version of Mansfield Park later played Mr. Knightly in the newest Emma. There should definitely be a rule against that. And I have to agree with you that Jeremy Northam's Mr. Knightley is the very best, as far as Mr. Knightleys go. :)