Sunday, February 28, 2010
like cillian murphy, actor rupert has a handsome face and can play 'bad' really really well. that is not all he can do as i have been seeing his face pop up on various bbc t.v. productions, including 2009's 'emma.' recently i watched a british t.v. version of d.h. lawrence's 'sons and lovers.' it was not exceptional! it would be very difficult to top the original film version (1960) starring the wondrous wendy hiller and dean stockwell. those two really took the close relationship between mother and son and brought it home big time.
even while playing the good son, rupert had an edge, but it was nothing compared to the demon within he carried through the great 'fingersmith.'