I relished the chance to play a character like that because, ultimately, he has shades of Rochester and lots of different characters where you’re not sure necessarily – there’s a kind of a double edge of what’s going on on the surface and what’s going on behind the eyes. AndContinue Reading

This is a wonderful article about how the fans mobilized with petitions and letter writing to bring back Sanditon to the screen. When ITV’s racy Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon was cancelled in 2019 after the first series, fans were not happy. The six-part series based on the writer’s unfinished finalContinue Reading

This is a great article about the flaws in the new Persuasion on Netflix, and how the heart of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is retained in Sanditon. Justin Young said he used Persuasion as inspiration, he got it right. Netflix’s Persuasion isn’t frustrating because it attempts “something different” with Austen, butContinue Reading

I had thought about doing individual posts about these young men, but it made more sense to put them on the same page side-by-side because they are at the opposite ends of the spectrum. Justin Young created two vastly different characters who arrived in Sanditon as love interests. Here areContinue Reading

More great interviews from Collider with the cast of Sanditon season two. These give great insight into the filming and the cast’s approach and feelings toward some of the scenes. To hold fans over until Season 3 (which has already been shot), Collider spoke to Ben Lloyd-Hughes (who plays AlexanderContinue Reading

Sanditon Season 2 on Masterpiece on PBS ends with our girl Charlotte Heywood (Rose Williams) announcing her engagement, but it’s no cause for celebration. Instead of having a happily ever after with her new love, Alexander Colbourne (Ben Lloyd-Hughes), Charlotte is engaged to farmer Ralph Starling (Cai Bridgen). SOURCE: DECIDERContinue Reading

Today the website SheKnows.com released two fun videos with Rose Williams, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, and Tom Weston-Jones answering fun trivia questions and would you rather superlative questions. Ben, gave us a few quick singing lines of “Matchmaker” at the end, which Rose mentioned before in interviews that Ben often sang onContinue Reading

The historical period drama is having a moment. Credit the over-the-top themed balls, opulent costumes, well-appointed decor, and impeccable British manners that keep audiences enthralled and coming back for more. Perhaps Sanditon production designer James North sums it up best, telling AD, “Romantic escapism…it’s as simple as that.” SOURCE: ARCHITECTURALContinue Reading

An insightful article along with comments from the cast and writers about the storyline of Sanditon Season Two. A good read! “I think whenever I think of Colbourne, a huge word that comes up is integrity,” Lloyd-Hughes said. “I think he’s a man of huge integrity. Much to his ownContinue Reading

During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, Ben Lloyd-Hughes (who plays Alexander Colbourne, a reclusive man that hires Charlotte as governess for his daughter and his niece) talked about his own ambition to play a Jane Austen character, missing out on being cast in Season 1, initially auditioning for the roleContinue Reading

After the shock of episode four and the revelation of personalities, arrives episode five, which will reveal Colbourne’s past. The garden party ended in Colbourne’s outburst, while Lennox smugly stood at the sidelines. Regardless, Charlotte’s emotions are being stirred nonetheless, despite the not-so-sugar-sweet ending. I wonder what Lady Denham didContinue Reading