The Real Mr. Wickham — 10 Comments

  1. Fascinating. I had never heard of the real Mr. Wickham. Thanks for uncovering him, and thanks for the photo gallery of the Wickhams in film. Matthew Goode is a favorite of mine! 🙂

  2. Very enjoyable post Alina. Interesting information on William Wickham. I agree that it’s so hard to come up with names for characters. I agree with Libby’s comment about Matthew Goode, he’s also a favorite of mine as well. Enjoy watching him on the Good Wife and in the movie Leap Year.

    • I am woefully behind on my TV/Movie hunks. No, I didn’t know who Matthew Goode was, nor until one of Libby’s posts, Tom Hiddleston. I do watch The Americans though, and Matthew Rhys is fantastic in that. Actually, that Americans character kind of messes up my picture of him as Darcy. Thanks for stopping by, Jann.

  3. I discovered him in the book by Elizabeth Sparrow that you and I discussed, and I said, “Wickham, Wickham, where have I heard that name before?” Thus the idea for this blog. Thanks for stopping by, Alanna!

  4. Enjoyable post, Alina, and I agree that the real Mr. Wickham is much more interesting, as well as admirable. Coming up with character names can be a challenge, even, apparently, for Jane Austen!

    Matthew Goode plays Finn Polmar on the Good Wife, right? I hadn’t put two and two together, but I haven’t watched Death at Pemberley yet. I have it on DVD and will watch when I get a chance.

    Agree with you about the dreadful hoop skirts in the 1940 movie. What were they thinking? Horrors!

    • I confess I haven’t watched the Good Wife. I’ll have to check it out. I hope you enjoy Death at Pemberley. I didn’t care for the book–P.D. James is just too dark for my taste. The movie is also very dark, but it’s fun to see the grand house and gardens. The actress who plays Elizabeth is marvelous but just not a good fit for the role in this viewer’s mind.

  5. Interesting! I’m always learning. It took me a while to place Rupert Friend when I saw him in Pride and Prejudice. He’s very good as the Nazi lieutenant in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I’m also a fan of Matthew Goode since seeing him in Leap Year. You gotta like the cute, dorky guys.

    • I haven’t seen The Boy in the Striped Pajamas either! Have to do some catch-up viewing! Thanks for stopping by Diane.