No argument here :) She's one of my favourite actresses. I didn't really know her before Poldark, I'm a tad too young to have known her at her peak. I think it must have been very hard to be an actress of her age in the seventies, the material largely was pretty poor, you were lucky to get a Poldark etc. Then she went off to America and married a complete <insert expletive here> and it seems she never really recovered from that. The last I heard her shop had closed and the house that she fought so hard to keep was sold. I hope it was for good reasons.
So come back here Judy. New Poldark needs you! Wouldn't it be amazing if the remaining originals had cameos <sigh>
I think Judy Geeson was absolutely beautiful...breathtakingly beautiful in Poldark :)
Watched To Sir With Love again yesterday - what a sweetie she was in that!
A passionate child rolling in the dust with her ugly dog; a girl driving oxen; a woman....Did anything else matter?
I liked Caroline as well. She was intelligent, had integrity and was a good friend to Demelza.
I admired the way she spoke with Ross, as they travelled back from London after the Adderley incident, about their feelings for each other. Nicely handled.
Tara the Dog is there! (but not heard).
Tide was nearly full. Mist lay in a grey scarf along the line of the cliffs. .. and they walked home hand in hand through the slanting shadows of the new darkness.
Jill Townsend never really got any credit for that accent did she? When you think of the fuss they make over Gwyneth Paltrow for her english accent, yould be forgiven for thinking she was the first to have ever got it right. Strangely I always thought Jill Townsend was scottish , i was convinced i could hear a scottish lilt in her voice occasionally..........
I enjoyed seeing this in its entirety this time. I recorded it first time but the reception was poor and a lot of it was a blank screen! So this was great to see the whole programme. I loved seeing the Actors talking about their roles, strange seeing Elizabeth or rather Jill Townsend speak with an american accent and without that rather superior haughty demeanor! I thought it was edited to make it look more of a romp than it was and Im not surprised that WG didnt like it being described as a "bodice ripper". Anyone who reads Poldark or any of WGS books will know just how sensitively and intuitively he writes, especially about women so to suggest his work is nothing more than a historical carry on film is misleading and completely untrue!
Don't forget, the Cult of Poldark is on the BBCIPlayer if you want to see it again!!!Yes, I was hoping to see Clive Francis too and also Judy Geeson, such a shame they didn't take part, probably busy on other things. As I've mentioned in a previous post, I saw Judy Geeson recently on Gilmore Girls, she still looks lovely. Did anyone else pick up on the broadcaster, Hilary Oliver, commenting on the programme saying that Ross looked slightly effeminate with his long hair???? Which planet did she come from I ask? Robin alias Ross Poldark was pure testosterone on legs, a prime example of an all male swashbuckling romantic hero. Now, I could have understood it if she was talking about Hugh Armitage .......... and, one other interesting point I noticed was that one of the Executive Producers was Toby Stevens, wonder if it's the same one?
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