Lorna Doone

I recently watched the British miniseries Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal, starring favorite Richard Coyle and the brilliant scene-stealing Claire Foy.  I recommend this program, just recently released on DVD in the US.  It reminded me of my affection for Richard Coyle’s Lorna Doone (2000) which also features a very young James McAvoy (with lots of hair), Michael Kitchen (droll in a comically hideous wig), Martin Clunes (love this man), Honeysuckle Weeks (pre-Foyle’s War), and Jesse Spencer (pre-House).  This made-for-British-TV movie inspired me to finally read the book, and now one of my best friends has moved to Devon on the edge of Exmoor.  It seems like the perfect time to look again at this movie.  The DVD could use a an HD upgrade, but here are some images. Warning: these contain plot spoilers if you’re not familiar with the story:

Richard Coyle as John Ridd

Richard Coyle as John Ridd with Amelia Warner as Lorna Doone

Richard Coyle and Martin Clunes

Richard Coyle and Martin Clunes

Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen

Honeysuckle Weeks, Richard Coyle and Joanne Frogatt

Honeysuckle Weeks, Richard Coyle and Joanne Frogatt

Richard Coyle and James McAvoy

Richard Coyle and James McAvoy

Richard Coyle in Lorna Doone

Heartbreak

Joy   (Richard Coyle and Amelia Warner)

Joy

Lorna Doone

Tragedy

Lorna Doone

Happiness

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Nelia Green on November 5, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the recommendation – have requested from library – will be fun to see some of these familiar actors, such as James McAvoy, from 2000.

    Now, my interest is peaked in Terry Pratchett’s Going Postal – this looks like a funny zoo of a good time – on Netflix queue.

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