History Creator / AndrewDavies

14th Feb '17 1:27:06 PM Kitchen90
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5th Jan '17 4:20:56 AM PaulA
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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''Literature/HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).

His work in Hollywood is a mixed bag -- he enjoys the larger sums of money involved, but dislikes the lack of power the screenwriter has. Though the ''Literature/BridgetJones'' films are relatively well-liked, he was vocal about the problematic process of adapting ''Literature/BridesheadRevisited'', and was not the final writer on that project.

His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.

Davies' own original work includes the TV series ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice'' and (for younger audiences) ''EducatingMarmalade'' and ''AlfonsoBonzo''.

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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' ''Series/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' ''Series/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow'' ''Series/TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''Literature/HeKnewHeWasRight'' ''Series/HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).

His work in Hollywood is a mixed bag -- he enjoys the larger sums of money involved, but dislikes the lack of power the screenwriter has. Though the ''Literature/BridgetJones'' ''Film/BridgetJones'' films are relatively well-liked, he was vocal about the problematic process of adapting ''Literature/BridesheadRevisited'', ''Film/BridesheadRevisited'', and was not the final writer on that project.

His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth Creator/ColinFirth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/KateBeckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, Creator/OliviaWilliams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' Creator/CareyMulligan (''Bleak House'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), ''Daniel Deronda''), Creator/DavidYates (directed ''The Way We Live Now''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, Creator/CillianMurphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), (''The Way We Live Now''), etc.

Davies' own original work includes the TV series ''Series/AVeryPeculiarPractice'' and (for younger audiences) ''EducatingMarmalade'' ''Series/EducatingMarmalade'' and ''AlfonsoBonzo''.
''Series/AlfonsoBonzo''.



* HotterAndSexier: Davies' primary preoccupation in most of his adaptations, notably in his additions of "wet t-shirt scenes" to ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', the opening of the latter miniseries with an actual sex scene, adding sex scenes to ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'', making Miss Wade a lesbian in ''Series/LittleDorrit'', etc, etc. Notably averted in ''Literature/FannyHill'', which is actually less pornographic than the 18th century novel.

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* HotterAndSexier: Davies' primary preoccupation in most of his adaptations, notably in his additions of "wet t-shirt scenes" to ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', the opening of the latter miniseries with an actual sex scene, adding sex scenes to ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'', ''Film/ARoomWithAView'', making Miss Wade a lesbian in ''Series/LittleDorrit'', etc, etc. Notably averted in ''Literature/FannyHill'', ''Series/FannyHill'', which is actually less pornographic than the 18th century novel.
4th Jan '17 6:49:17 AM yisfidri
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* HotterAndSexier: Davies' primary preoccupation in most of his adaptations, notably in his additions of "wet t-shirt scenes" to ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', the opening of the latter miniseries with an actual sex scene, adding sex scenes to ''{{A Room With a View}}'', making Miss Wade a lesbian in ''Series/LittleDorrit'', etc, etc. Notably averted in ''Literature/FannyHill'', which is actually less pornographic than the 18th century novel.

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* HotterAndSexier: Davies' primary preoccupation in most of his adaptations, notably in his additions of "wet t-shirt scenes" to ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', the opening of the latter miniseries with an actual sex scene, adding sex scenes to ''{{A Room With a View}}'', ''Literature/ARoomWithAView'', making Miss Wade a lesbian in ''Series/LittleDorrit'', etc, etc. Notably averted in ''Literature/FannyHill'', which is actually less pornographic than the 18th century novel.
3rd Jul '14 1:05:32 AM PaulA
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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.

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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.
3rd Jul '14 1:04:25 AM PaulA
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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).

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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''HeKnewHeWasRight'' ''Literature/HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).



His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.

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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow''), (''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.
2nd Jul '14 5:26:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).

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Davies has said that Creator/JaneAusten is his favorite author, and has adapted four of her six novels for television, starting with ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'' for the BBC in 1995, riding the immense wave of popularity into a much shorter and more controversial ITV ''Film/{{Emma}}'' the next year, then returning to Austen in 2007 and 2008 with ITV's ''Film/NorthangerAbbey'' and the BBC's ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'', respectively. Other famous adaptations include two of Creator/GeorgeEliot's novels, ''Literature/{{Middlemarch}}'' (1994) and ''Literature/DanielDeronda'' (2002), two landmark eight-hour Creator/CharlesDickens half-hour soap-opera style serials, ''Series/BleakHouse'' (2005) and ''Series/LittleDorrit'' (2008), and two Creator/AnthonyTrollope novels, ''TheWayWeLiveNow'' ''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow'' (2001) and ''HeKnewHeWasRight'' (2004).



His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.

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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), ''Film/TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), (''Literature/TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.
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* SexySoakedShirt: His most famous work, the 1995 ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'', features Colin Firth swimming in a lake and then walking about in a sopping white shirt. Later, his 2008 adaptation of ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'' does the same, though to significantly less successful effect. Oddly enough, Davies claims that in both cases he was intending actual nudity, and the addition of the shirt was a fortuitous coincidence.



* WetSariScene: His most famous work, the 1995 ''Series/PrideAndPrejudice'', features Colin Firth swimming in a lake and then walking about in a sopping white shirt. Later, his 2008 adaptation of ''Series/SenseAndSensibility'' does the same, though to significantly less successful effect. Oddly enough, Davies claims that in both cases he was intending actual nudity, and the addition of the shirt was a fortuitous coincidence.
2nd Dec '13 5:41:00 PM PaulA
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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.

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His career often finds him collaborating with talent which later finds enormous recognition, such as Colin Firth (''Pride and Prejudice''), Kate Beckinsale, MarkStrong, Creator/MarkStrong, Olivia Williams, and Samantha Morton (''Emma''), Carey Mulligan (''Series/BleakHouse'' and ''Northanger Abbey''), Tom Hooper (director of ''The King's Speech'' - directed ''Literature/DanielDeronda''), David Yates (director of the final four ''Film/HarryPotter'' films - directed ''TheWayWeLiveNow''), Miranda Otto, Cillian Murphy, and Matthew Macfadyen (''TheWayWeLiveNow''), etc.
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