Did Colonel Brandon steal the show? 😍

I know from my emails that many of you consider Colonel Brandon to be the true hero of Jane Austen's world, and I agree that he is a showstopper. And Alan Rickman strengthened the stoic attractions of the colonel to hitherto unprecedented heights.

Alan Rickman's portrayal of Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's 1995 adaptation of "Sense and Sensibility" is often cited as a standout performance that elevated the film. Rickman's nuanced depiction of the reserved yet deeply compassionate Colonel Brandon brought a quiet intensity to the character, contrasting sharply with the more flamboyant figures in the story.

Colonel Brandon is a dignified and honorable man who has suffered his share of heartache. In Rickman's hands, Brandon's reserved nature becomes a powerful form of expression. Rickman captures the character's silent suffering and unwavering loyalty with subtle facial expressions and a measured tone of voice. His eyes convey a depth of emotion that words alone could not, making the audience keenly aware of his inner turmoil and steadfast devotion to Marianne Dashwood, played by Kate Winslet.

Rickman's performance is particularly compelling in scenes where Brandon's stoic exterior cracks to reveal his deep feelings. For instance, the moment when he tenderly reads to the ailing Marianne showcases Rickman's ability to convey profound affection and care without resorting to melodrama. His portrayal adds layers to Brandon, making him not just a suitor but a guardian and true friend, embodying the virtues of patience and integrity.

Some swoon-worthy moments featuring Colonel Brandon.

Speaking of the Regency era, and the pitfalls of illness and injuries in that time, the next chapter on Inconvenient Scandals is now in editing. In just five weeks, Lord Trafford will finally have his own story to tell.

Discover what happens when Julius embarks on an adventure far more foolish than his average behavior, and needs the help of a skilled healer to put him back together.

Audrey Gideon knows all about treating wounds, but what will she do if she falls in love with an incorrigible buck? Do those dusty Roman texts of hers include a remedy for a broken heart, or will true love find a way to tame the wild Trafford?

Find out in Lord Trafford's Folly coming out in early July!

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