Monday, September 14, 2009

Books to the Screen

Coming soon, hopefully, to an American television screen:
Helena Bonham Carter will play Enid Blyton in an upcoming biopic of the writer's life.

I note that Matthew Macfadyen and Denis Lawson (!!!!Wedge Antilles!!!!) will play her two husbands.

Be still my heart.

This BBC4 Trailer will NOT play on this side of the pond. A lashing of ginger beer, anyone?

Then Matthew Macfadyen led me to...

The Pillars of the Earth(IMDB) announced

Rufus Sewell is Tom Builder and Matthew Macfadyen is Prior Philip!

Pillars of the Earth website


Jen Robinson said...

I love Pillars of the Earth! Thanks for the news.

Camille said...

I love IMDB. I find out so many interesting things! Pillars was one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to. It hooked me on listening!

tanita✿davis said...

Apparently ol' Enid was evil! The trailer shows her affairs and her calling her week-old baby "naughty" and "willful" and being angry when it cried and refusing to pick it up.

...and it ends with her saying that she's the guardian of "our children's morals."


Jen Robinson said...

Pillars is a great audiobook! M and I listened on some long car trip, and it was great. The problem now is that we want to listen to the sequel, but we don't have any long trips planned, plus we need to refresh our memory about Pillars. Eventually I'm going to have to give in and just read them both, I think.

Camille said...

Tanita--See, I hoped you could see that trailer and report. How interesting. Shades of E. Nesbit! I just want to see Denis Lawson. He is not seen enough. I LOVED his movie "Local Hero" "truly madly deeply" to quote another movie title.

Jen--The sequel to Pillars takes place years and years later, so really, you do not have have to refresh. Follet makes a few references to Tom Builder but it is at least 100 years later, if not longer, I think, the time of Henry II and Thomas Beckett.

Now I'm waiting for the Matthew Shardlake TV dramas based on the the C.J. Samsom mysteries. They are splendid and Kenneth Branagh is supposedly developing them for BBC.

What is it with me and British actors?

Entling No. 1 said...

Entling No. 1, reporting in with a link to the trailer :)