Our Regency Stars…Transformed!

Ever start watching a movie and realize you’ve seen that face before? Where do you know him or her from? The are so familiar, you could pick them out of a lineup, but yet, you can’t pin down what you’ve seen them in. When this happens to me, I inevitably turn to my trust IMDB app. Recently, I’ve been so surprised by what I find! Some of these you may be familiar with, others, well…they aren’t so easy to tell.

Nicholas from Nicholas Nickleby (Charlie Hunnam)charlie

The transformation of Charlie has stopped me in my tracks. When I saw and recognized him in Crimson Peak, I had to look him up to make sure he was the same guy. Where did the skinny, innocent Nicholas go? And then I found that he has been starring in the hit TV Series, Sons of Anarchy. What a shock to my system! I’m not saying he is better or worse in 2015, just vastly changed.

Mr. Darcy from Lost in Austen (Elliot Cowan)


Actually, Elliot Cowan in anything other than Lost in Austen is quite a transformation. He plays hoods and druggies just as well as upstanding gentlemen. Current audiences probably recognize him from Da Vinci’s Demons.

Miss Hale from North and South (Daniela Denby-Ashe)


First watching Daniela as Miss. Hale in North and South, it was interesting to see her as the modern blonde woman in Waterloo Road.

Mr. Bingley from Lost in Austen (Tom Mison)


I like Tom in either role, but after watching him in Sleepy Hollow, I was awed to find he was Bingley in Lost in Austen. Such opposite personalities and temperaments. Great actor.

These next two are ones I’m sure you know about already, but they had to be shown side by side. Sometimes we forget how hard actors work to get into their roles. Well done all!

Col. Brandon from Sense and Sensibility (Alan Rickman)


Mr. Elton from Emma (Alan Cumming)


Do you have anyone in mind that has undergone such a radical transformation from Regency film? Comment below and share your shocking moments with us!


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