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

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

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

“I personally really enjoyed shooting stuff in the school room. It was a beautiful set, ” Williams said, before teasing how young Flora Mitchell inspired a change to a future episode’s scene. “Tis is a fun little fact. There’s a scene in Episode 4 where Charlotte is giving the girlsContinue Reading

Absolutely wonderful review, especially about Colbourne and Ben Lloyd-Hughes performance. Well written, and spot on! He plays him as a tortured, thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual – he is Mr Darcy and Rochester incarnate – the flawed romantic hero with a rare cloak of vulnerability, authenticity and impetuous romanticism. He is handsome,Continue Reading

Young also wanted Clara’s return to add some spice to Edward’s attempt to convince Lady Denham that he’s been totally reformed. “I think the audiences are pretty aware by the end of Episode 1 that Edward is not as redeemed as he’s pretending to be,” Young said. “I thought, let’sContinue Reading

Sanditon‘s Season 2 is a potpourri of Jane Austen’s stories—with a slight zest of Charlotte Bronte’s—with a little less social commentary. The writers, headed by Justin Young, have managed to continue Jane Austen’s story, making numerous references to her work, while, at the same time, bringing the narrative to aContinue Reading

When PBS was fighting to bring the series back, Clarke was on the fence. She wanted more for her character, which in her mind included additional diversity in the writers’ room as well as historical consultants who could help the production better capture what life would have been like forContinue Reading

Balls are savored and wildflowers gathered. Women contend with worries that lead them to hard realizations of their limitations. “Perhaps I will have to forgo my darning circle!” a concerned lady about town sighs. Second season showrunner Justin Young and the rest of the writing team take the opportunity affordedContinue Reading

Tom Weston-Jones is a British actor who was raised by actor parents in Dubai. After returning to the UK for theatre training, Weston-Jones began making a name for himself in series like Copper and the aforementioned Dickensian. Most recently, though, he starred in the cult hit Warrior, a martial artsContinue Reading

We spoke to Justin Young, head writer of the beloved PBS Masterpiece series Sanditon, about bringing the show back to life after a series of major setbacks, including Theo James leaving the series. Initially the show was not renewed but then there was an incredible groundswell of demand from itsContinue Reading

At risk of internet harassment, Sidney was terrible. They fixed him a little in the last few episodes, but he spent most of his time screaming at Charlotte in the street, and it made me extremely uncomfortable that he was her love interest. But guess what, SIDNEY IS DEAD. It’s the wholeContinue Reading

Sanditon Season 2 isn’t supposed to exist, but it does. Although the Jane Austen adaptation was a smash when it ran on Masterpiece on PBS in 2020 — inspiring legions of ardent online fans — it had already been cancelled by British broadcaster ITV after it failed to impress UKContinue Reading

The Austen-obsessed Sisterhood were energizing, launching a website, Instagram page and even bombarding execs and commissioners with Sanditon gifts including a Saving Sanditon egg box (an oft-quoted line from the show goes “Sanditon will rise from the ashes as sure as eggs are eggs”) and a clutch of Saving Sanditon facemasks. Source:Continue Reading