He Knew He Was Right

Anthony Trollope's fascinating analysis of jealousy and human relationships in Victorian England is infused with warmth and charm by screenwriter Andrew Davies' four-part adaptation starring Oliver Dimsdale and Laura Fraser.

Dimsdale plays an obsessive man driven to insanity by his unfounded belief that his wife is unfaithful. Suspicious beyond reason, he forces his wife out of their house, hires a private detective to spy on her, and organizes the kidnapping of their son. Throughout, the couple's love for each other endures despite their estrangement.

The wonderful supporting cast includes Anna Massey, Christina Cole, Bill Nighy, Stephen Campbell Moore, and David Tennant. They are featured in subplots involving Emily's sister Nora, who wants to marry for love and not money, and a meddlesome aunt, who needs to involve herself in everyone's love life.





Meet the players...
Emily Trevelyan

Louis Trevelyan


Emily with Colonel Osborne


Nora Rowley with Hugh Stanbury

Sisters: Nora and Emily

Arabella, Mrs. French and Camilla

Miss Stanbury

Arabella with Mr.Gibson

Mr. Glascock

Dorothy Stanbury

Brooke Burgess


2 comments:

  1. Just saw it for the 2nd time! I LOVED the side characs, esp. Dorothy, Rev Gibson, Hugh, & Nora. Trollope was influenced by "Othello" and his own mercurial father (who shared some of Louis' traits).

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  2. Emma, I didn't know about the Othello reference. Thanks for mentioning! Whether Othello or Louis, I find both cases to be annoying and unnecessary! But that's just me! :)

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