One Great War recently watched and reviewed Birdsong, the television movie miniseries, for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s a sample:
The cast are generally pretty solid. Redmayne has never been a favourite of mine, and the fact that he croaked out every line as if he were in that scene in The Princess Bride with Miracle Max cranking at his lungs didn’t help, but he was all right as Stephen. Poésy was radiant and limpid as Isabelle, which I suppose is all you’d really expect. The other casting was strong; Jeanne, Firebrace and Gray all held their own.
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