|Brendan Coyle as Nicholas Higgins and Richard Armitage as Mr. Thornton in North and South|
|Claudie Blakely and Brendan Coyle as Emma and Robert Timmins in Lark Rise to Candleford|
|Brendan Coyle as Mr. Bates in Downton Abbey|
|Brendan Coyle as Manuel Mendoza from The Glass Virgin 1995|
Mmmmm...this is one miniseries I have got to get my hands on. Based on a Catherine Cookson book, The Glass Virgin is a 1995 miniseries (1995 again-what a great year for period drama!), IMDb gives this description:
"Set in 1870s England, the story tells of Annabella Lagrange and the terrible secret her wealthy parents have kept from her. When she finally learns the truth, she runs away and eventually finds solace in the company of her family's former groom, a young Irishman with the very Spanish name of Manuel Mendoza. Together they travel the Northumbria countryside from job to job in his horse and caravan, Annabella trapped in limbo between her upper class upbringing which has rejected her, and the working class who are sometimes suspicious of her, only Manuel understanding her situation."
Apparently there are a whole slew of Catherine Cookson's novels which were dramatized in the last 20 years by the BBC. Sounds like another order from Amazon for me!!!!
Lately Brendan has been working on a Victorian thriller called The Raven, "a fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet pursues a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories." He is also working on a new TV series called Starlings, about a typical working class family in Derbyshire.
|Brendan Coyle. Small baby or big hands?|