Under the Greenwood Tree



In a small village in the south of England, Dick Dewy (James Murray), a handsome working man, falls in love with Fancy Day (Keeley Hawes), a newly arrived schoolteacher from a wealthy family who happens to be the village beauty. But other, richer men also want to win the hand of Fancy. There's Mr. Shiner (Steve Pemberton), a wealthy landowner, and Reverend Maybold (Ben Miles), the decent young vicar. Who will win Fancy's hand? And even if she agrees to marry Dick, will her father consent to the marriage? This charming, timeless story of rural life gave Thomas Hardy his first real taste of success, and with its rustic setting and moving tale of young love, it weaves a spell that still entrances today.
(DVD review)








Mr. Shriner, Rev. Maybold, Fancy Day and Dick Dewy


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James Murray as Dick Dewy

Keeley Hawes as Fancy Day



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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation, Cheryl. Adding this film to my Netflix queue. Love your site, by the way!! :D

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