February 5, 2007

Then and Now...


Watched HBO's Rome last night (saving Masterpiece Theater for Tivo -- will weigh in on that later this week) and notiticed that our dear Mr. Bingley from Pride & Prejudice (the actor Simon Woods) is now playing Octavian (a.k.a. Caesar Augustus) following a bout of TV rapid-aging syndrome. I barely recognized him at first because he's missing Mr. Bingley's goofball grin, but he's still pretty captivating. -- Amy

4 comments:

  1. Yes! Thank you. I could not place his face for the life of me.

    Curious how the formerly blonde Octavian now returns more of a red head than the supposedly red headed Vorenus.

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  2. Mmm! Still a redhead. In the director's commentary on the P&P DVD, Joe Wright mentions dyeing Simon's hair red, and that afterward it continued to grow in red. I have got to get HBO...

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  3. Rome is like a who's who of Austen characters. Cicero was Mr. Collins from the A&E Pride and Prejudice, Servilia was the mother and aunt in the feminist Mansfield Park, and of course, there's Ciaran Hinds (swoon), at least, before the Ides of March.

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  4. Too bad, really. The original kid (Max Pirkis) was the best actor on the show, and Octavian was the most interesting character of last season. This rapid-aging thing reminds me of what they did with the lizard-hottie hybrid on V.

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