Emma's Knightley (Mark Strong, I believe, is his real name)
Posted by Monique on October 06, 1997 at 08:23:49:
In response to A New Emma Fan, written by Sari on October 01, 1997 at 23:40:42
Although I enjoyed both Emma-2 and Emma-3, I must say I prefer Emma-3. I think it's a little truer to the book, which I'm sure you'll enjoy.
As for Emma-3's Knightley being "totally ugly", I could not disagree with you more. Although he is not "very pretty" or as attractive as Emma-2's Knightley, he is much more believable because he looks and acts like a man in his mid-to-late thirties. The actor (as Knightley, because I've not seen him in anything else - guess I'm living in the wrong country!) is definitely attractive - he's manly, he carries himself well, he has a serious and handsome face, and he is not a guy I would say no to if he asked me on a date. He seems to me a very good Knightley.
] I've always loved P&P, especially when I saw A&E's production, and S&S was really good too, but I never really got around to seeing "Emma" until only last week.
] Oh, by the way I watched the old BBC version awhile after to compare, and I loved the newer version better (Knightly is totally ugly in the BBC one) but I did find things more clearer and explained more in the older one. Like about Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax's relationship.
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