Saturday, December 12, 2009

Pink Carnation Spotlight: Perdita Weeks (Henrietta Selwick)

Now we move on from The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, to some of Richard Selwick's nearest and dearest... the stars of The Masque of the Black Tulip (at least in my head)... his sister, Henrietta, and his best friend Miles, who will be along shortly.

Name: Perdita Weeks

Dream Character Casting for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: Henrietta Selwick

First Impression: The entire time I was watching Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking I kept wondering why she looked so much like Sam from Foyle's War... that's her big sister, if you didn't know.

Why they'd be the perfect actor for the Lauren Willig Miniseries: Oh, that mischevious grin she weilds as Lydia Bennet in Lost in Austen. Plus her mop of slightly unruly hair seems a very Henrietta trait.

Lasting Impression: Midsomer Murders... because if you don't get killed by the end of the episode you leave a lasting impression.

What else you've seen them in: From little roles that aren't more than cameos in Spice World and Lewis to more substantial roles in The Tudors as Mary Boleyn, aka the one who didn't loose her head, to the lovable Lydia Bennet in Lost in Austen, Perdita is quickly stepping out of the shadows of her older sibling.

Can't believe it's them: Spice World... really? Actually it's quite shocking the number of famous celebrities in this movie... Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie anyone?

Wish they hadn't: I'm sure she must have been in something bad at one point... I know she's probably kicking herself for having that baby with the king... hey, at least she kept her head!

Bio: Acting definitely runs in her family with her younger brother Rollo being an actor (though I don't think The Little Vampire impresses much on a resume), but more importantly, her sister is none other than Honeysuckle Weeks, Sam on Foyle's War.


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