May 5, 2006

Whereabouts: Matthew Macfadyen

Wondering what Keira's version of Mr. Darcy is up to these days?

This month, he begins work on an adaptation of Ian McEwan's best-selling novel, Atonement, (also starring Keira, incidentally, along with James McAvoy...and....Rue McClanahan??????!!!! You GO, Golden Girl!)

Matthew will also play Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn (with co-stars Minnie Driver and Sarah Polley) in Nightwatching, which IMDB describes as "an extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting THE NIGHT WATCH." -- Amy


  1. Whoa! I loved Atonement. Despite P&P, which was great for what it was (a dramatized, romanticized, blockbuster version of the book), I am shocked at the casting for this. --Kim

  2. FYI, according to IMDP, it's MccAvoy, not Macfadyen, who plays Robbie, the "rapist." AND, it's directed by Joe Wright, the same guy who did P&P. -- Amy

  3. Anonymous10:56 PM

    And to my great disappointment, I learned the other day that Matthew Macfadyen won't play Rembrandt. Martin Freeman (The Office, Love Actually, Charles II...) will. I like MF very much too, but I'd much rather prefer MM in this project.


  4. Thanks for the correction, Renée. Martin Freeman makes so much more sense, lookswise, to play Rembrandt. -- Amy