The last film Ian was in, Becoming Jane , is being shown on BBC 2 tonight, Wednesday 3 March, at 8pm.
Becoming Jane tells the story of the romantic involvement between penniless Irish lawyer, Tom Lefroy, played by James McAvoy, and Jane Austen, played by Anne Hathaway. In the film, Ian played Judge Langlois, Lefroy's uncle. It's one of the many roles in which Ian portrayed a fiercesome character. It wasn't a large part, but as was the norm with him, a telling one.
Amongst other members of a strong cast, were Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Laurence Fox and Anna Maxwell Martin.
It was filmed in Ireland and that particularly pleased Ian, as he and Maroussia filmed there a few times and always enjoyed visits to the country.
I did not much care for this movie -- it felt insincere in its approach to Jane Austen's personal life, and I thought it rather slighting that it implied she derived so many of her ideas from "real life incidents." That being said, Ian was one of the lovely things about it. =)ReplyDelete