Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ashford Affair Spotlight: Rachael Stirling as Bea

Name: Rachael Stirling

Dream Character Casting for the Lauren Willig Dream Movie Adaptation: Bea

First Impression: Tipping the Velvet... kind of hard to forget the all scene with all the "John's" or the scene with the leather, you know... I'm not going to type it out, but it lead to her being fired by Caroline Bingley... mainly cause Caroline wasn't on the receiving end... overall a lackluster production despite being written by Andrew Davies... and who knew Caroline Bingley was so into women... well the writers of Lost in Austen for one.

Why they'd be the perfect actor for the Lauren Willig Dream Movie Adaptation: That sultry voice that perfectly captures the way Lauren describes Bea. Not to mention I think she's fully capable of stealing any man's heart and looks fabulous in period clothing.

Lasting Impression: Marple, "Murder at the Vicarage." The first episode of the new Marple and Rachael was perfect. I also want her wardrobe.

What else you've seen them in: From mysteries like Poirot, Miss Marple and The Bletchley Circle, to more gender bending roles in Lewis, Tipping the Velvet and the comedy Boy Meets Girl. As well as more big budget movies, like Snow White and the Huntsman and Salmon Fishing in Yemen, and Julian Fellowes' The Young Victoria. Rachael is always wonderful and always willing to walk the line of male and female, with her feminine features and her husky voice.

Can't believe it's them: She was in the horrid Maybe Baby, which I'm sure everyone involved from Hugh Laurie to Emma Thompson wishes this film would just disappear off their resume.

Wish they hadn't: Back to Maybe Baby, but as a whole, this movie should have never been made feeling.

Bio: Think she looks familiar? Could it be because her mother is none other than Diana Rigg? Why didn't they just get her for The Avengers... Uma Thurman my ass. As for the two of them ever acting together? Just wait for the new season of Doctor Who! And an episode written by Mark Gatiss at that!


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