Did anyone else watch Gemma in the most recent adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbevilles? Nastassja Kinski has a face that is hard to live up to, but I think Gemma did a sterling job. I actually really enjoyed the adaptation, despite knowing full well how the depressing the outcome of the story was going to be.
For some more Thomas Hardy action, I can also recommend the Mayor of Casterbridge starring Ciaran Hinds. I watched it on a sick day recently and even hubby managed to get drawn in by Hardy's compelling story telling abilities.
I do love me a good period drama.