Monday, January 28, 2008

Northanger Abbey on Masterpiece

Captain's Log, Supplemental

Okay, I finally got a chance to watch Northanger Abbey on Masterpiece. I was very entertained! I have to admit, however, that I’m not as fond of Northanger Abbey as I am of Persuasion, so I wasn’t well-versed enough to know where the script deviated from the novel.

Ignorance is bliss.

I thought it was very well cast. I LOVED the actor who played Henry Tilney—I thought he was perfect. I also liked the actress who plays Catherine Moorland. And I thought Mrs. Allen looked familiar—the actress is the same one who played Fanny Price in that old BBC version of Mansfield Park!

Anyway, it’s gotten me to read Northanger Abbey again. So far, there are a few differences but nothing major—mostly just to compress the storyline for a 2 hour movie. And I found out that the script was written by Andrew Davies, who did the BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth, so I’m rather pleased.


  1. yay i loved it too! and i thought that the guy playing Henry looked like Jude Law at times too. did you catch mansfield park last night?

  2. I loved Northanger Abbey - and JJ Feild, oh my word, I LOVE him!

    Curious what you think of Mansfield Park (the Billie Piper version). I thought it was a bit of a mess...definitely my least favorite of the last 3 adaptations.

  3. I liked it too, but it had been so long since I read Northanger Abbey that I had forgotten most of it anyway.

  4. Camy, I thought Mr. Tilney was great, too. I have Mansfield Park on my DVR right now, but I don't know when I'm going to get to watch it.

    Maybe I can skip sleep? :D

  5. Well since I haven't seen any of them except those made into big movies I have really enjoyed them all.

    Did you note the gal who played Maria in Mansfield Park is the Bionic Woman??

  6. Hi Camy,
    Great thoughts. Believe it or not, I have never read or watched Northanger Abbey. I LOVE Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice.

  7. She was just so young looking! I could barely wrap my mind around the fact that she was getting married! I really enjoyed it even though I have not read the book yet, I intend to now!