James D’Arcy as Blifil in “The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling” (1997)

18 July, 2011 at 7:39 pm 2 comments

There are only very few actors who can wear 18th century garb and look good. Wigs are not for everybody! It’s an undisputed fact (at least in my journal) that one of those selected few is James D’Arcy.

So here’s something for my fellow aficionados of cravats, wigs, stockings, breeches and tricorns – Blifil might be a very ungentlemanly gentleman (then again, imagine being cursed with such a name), but you have to admit that he’s looking very good while being annoying.

And so – dignified.

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  • 1. Felicia Lind  |  18 July, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Oh, I LOVE this version of Tom Jones! James D’Arcy is brilliant in this, IMO. He makes Blifil so wooden and twisted and awfully, awfully pitiable. And he manages to look incredibly good the whole while (though I assume that rather comes naturally for Mr. D’Arcy).

    Thanks for brightening my day with these pictures!

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  • 2. One More Stitch  |  20 July, 2011 at 2:42 am

    Straight out of a painting – he looks terrific. Which he Tom Pullings to the life (next era up) in Master and Commander!

    Haven’t watched this for a long time so I must get out the dvd. I remember lusting after Sophia’s clothing – I wanted everything she wore!

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