Upstairs, Downstairs - images from Episode 1

Here are a few screencaps from the first episode of Upstairs, Downstairs "The Fledgling". I found the episode to be a bit slow-moving at times and not sure that I feel attached to the characters other than being pleased to see my favourite actresses - Keeley Hawes, Claire Foy and Eileen Atkins. And Ed Stoppard is easy on the eyes! (morph of Owen Wilson and Robert Redford?)

Blake Ritson (Duke of Kent, younger brother of King Edward VIII)

I just realized that Adrian Scarborough has been previously seen
as Mr. Johnson, who runs the General Store in Cranford
and in the opening scenes of The King's Speech as the BBC announcer.

Edward Baker-Duly (Joachim von Ribbentrop), Emma Clifford (Wallis Simpson)


7 comments:

  1. First of all, thank you so much for this blog. I've discovered so many beautiful period dramas thanks to you, some of which I had no knowledge whatsoever.
    I watched the first two episodes of Upstairs Downstairs and I can't wait for the last one. The photography is absolutely gorgeous, and the acting is flawless. When we saw the previews I remembered some of your posts about it, and that why we decided to watch it. So if it wasn't for you, we probably would've missed it, so thanks again ^^

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  2. Lewelyn,
    You're welcome! I love knowing that you've discovered new dramas since that's what I was seeking for myself years ago and indirectly began the blog as a result.

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  3. Hey Charleybrown - Am I right in remembering that Adrian Scarbobough was also in Gosford Park? I am very excited about seeing the new USDS on Materpeice Theatre - thanks for all the info about it!

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  4. Beth, you're right, he is listed for Gosford Park although I don't recall which for which role. I've been planning to rewatch that film!
    Glad to pass on the information!

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  5. As best as I can recall, he plays the valet to the Charles Dance character. Gosford Park is one of my favourite movies - weel worth another look.

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  6. Actually, he was the resentful valet to Tom Holland's character, the Commander, in "Gosford Park".

    I'm really enjoying this blog!

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  7. Anon,
    thanks for clarifying about Adrian's role and pleased that you like the blog!

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