Heading back to the Brideshead
First filmed as an 11-hour television series in 1981, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited is revisited and condensed into just over two hours in the cinema version directed by Julian Jarrold ( Becoming Jane). Opening in the US today and due for release here in October, it features Ben Whishaw ( Perfume) as Sebastian Flyte and Matthew Goode ( Match Point) as Charles Ryder.
The New York Times website features a slide-show on Irish costume designer Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh’s creations for the movie, and her comments. On her costumes for Lady Marchmain, the matriarch played by Emma Thompson, she says: “I felt like she could never look dishevelled. She always had to look like 10 maids had dressed her in the morning.”
Emma Thompson gets her Brideshead on