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I watched the 'newer' (2009) production of Wuthering Heights last night.....

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tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 09:31:49

....and it was fab

Tom Hardy was fantastic as Heathcliff, as was the girl who plays Cathy. I could sit and watch it all again today.

I lose interest in the book- but this newer (ITV I think adaptation) flows really well and really keeps you hooked.

PuppyMonkey Tue 11-Aug-09 12:37:45

I am THAT looking forward to this. Went to the Bronte parsonage in Haworth last week and all the costumes are on display. Have also googled Tom hardy and am now even more excited!!! Yayy!!!

Do you know the date of transmission emma?

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 12:39:31

I can't wait for this. I love Wuthering Heights. How did you get to see it? envy

tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 13:21:48

Cornsilk- Its on Youtube (in 10 minute segments) Not ideal but I was transfixed.

It has been made for ITV to be shown around Xmas time but it has already been shown in the US (which is how it has turned up on youtube)
I just put it onto fullscreen on my laptop- fantastic adaptation.

tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 13:23:51

And yes- Tom Hardy makes it all the better!

I think he is an amazing actor and great in every part that he has played (his portrayal of Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist was fantastic- a real psychopath!

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 13:24:33

Thanks!!! Was just about to make myself do some cleaning but that can wait.

tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 13:26:05

Im planning to lie on the sofa and watch it again!

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 14:31:26

Right now I'm addicted - I've seen the first few bits and it's brilliant!!!!

tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 15:19:36

Apparently its being shown on ITV over the Aug Bank holiday- and the UK version is actually longer than the US version (the one on youtube)

Cant wait! (its also being released on DVD in Sept)

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 15:52:08

That guy that plays Heathcliff is so right. At last! Someone has actually read the book before casting.

tiredemma Tue 11-Aug-09 16:36:17

Isnt he fab?

cornsillk Tue 11-Aug-09 16:39:17

Yes - he's perfect. Andrew Lincoln looks like a good choice as well. Not sure about Cathy or Hareton yet. Hareton is one of my favourite characters.

AmazingBouncingFerret Tue 11-Aug-09 16:43:08

Ohhh I have just seen the teaser thing on TV, I didnt even know they were making it! (duh)
I canni wait!
Need to go re-read the book now.

wintera Tue 11-Aug-09 19:45:52

I wonder if there is any truth in the rumour that the two leads have fallen for each other in real life? I'm sure I read about it on the net somewhere. I thought it was quite romantic until it said he had left his long-time girlfriend and baby son to be with his co-star.

tiredemma Wed 12-Aug-09 08:27:08

Hareton plays a really small role in this production I feel. There isn't much of him, which is a shame.

About the real life romance- Tom Hardy worked with the girl who played Cathy in the production of the Martina Cole book 'The Take'

I wonder if they are getting it on in real life?

cornsillk Thu 13-Aug-09 23:42:33

Have seen it all now. Love Heathcliff and Cathy. Disappointed with how they portray Hareton - far too meek. I preferred the Hareton in the Ralph Fiennes version. Liked Catherine though. Linton was far too nice, he should have been more snivelling. Nelly was great, also liked Edgar. Can't wait to see it properly on the telly!

stressed2007 Wed 02-Sep-09 09:47:12

I think that may be a bit of vicious gossip.

tiredemma Wed 02-Sep-09 09:55:17

it was in the Sun (so it must be true hmm)

stressed2007 Wed 02-Sep-09 13:35:19

Yes that is the only place I saw it.

Having just watched the first part of wuthering heights I just cannot think any bad of Mr Hardy. He is just smouldering.

tiredemma Wed 02-Sep-09 14:44:43

I agree.

I would find it hard to turn him down.

stressed2007 Wed 02-Sep-09 16:22:46

Has he got an official site where I can drool over him for the odd hour or five? I can't belive I feel like I am 15 again! Most tv presenters/ actors do nothing for me - he really does have an auora (sp?) about him. Even bigger times ahead for him I think.

OrmIrian Wed 02-Sep-09 16:30:01

Twas good. Better than I expected. Heathcliff was a total git - so often they try to potray him as sympathetic when he isn't really - and Edgae was less of a pussy than usual.

southeastastra Wed 02-Sep-09 17:38:14

just watched this, very brooding grin

southeastastra Wed 02-Sep-09 17:43:04

and that man has the best pout in the business

tiredemma Wed 02-Sep-09 17:44:01

feast your eyes on this

have seen him in lots of films (have you seen Stuart, A life backwards??) He played Stuart.

I heart him. I want his babies.

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