Friday Fun: Knightley Off!

Mar 7, 2014 by

This week, I found a Buzzfeed quiz asking, “Which Jane Austen Hero is Your Soul Mate?” Well, of course I took it, and as expected, I got Mr. Knightley. Yes, I love Mr. Darcy, but to be honest, he’s a bit high maintenance. Knightley is much more my speed.

So then the question is, which Knightley do I get?

I watched a handful of Emma Approved episodes last week, and hands down, Alex Knightley is my favorite part of the show. Just like the Knightley we know and love, he knows Emma and can predict some of her more unique behavior patterns. He obviously loves her too, which made me swoon a bit.

Jonny Lee Miller played Mr. Knightley in the 2009 BBC miniseries. Four hours of Mr. Knightley… yes please!

And finally, my choice–Jeremy Northam, who played Mr. Knightley opposite Gwyneth Paltrow’s Emma. Why is he my favorite? Because of this scene. He really nails the delivery of the best line: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

Which version of Mr. Knightley is your favorite, and why? Have you enjoyed his interactions with Emma in the book so far? Don’t forget, we’ll be in the chat room on Sunday at 6 pm PST to discuss chapters 9-15.

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  1. Ceri

    1996 Emma mini-series, Mark Strong for me. He is the closest to how I imagined Mr Knightley when I first read the book. He is very masculine looking and although he has unfortunate hair I can forgive that because he has the most gorgeous voice.

    I wasn’t massively fond of Jeremy Northam in the role, he wasn’t manly enough for me, and I am not sure about JLM in the role for the same reason, but I haven’t seen the 09 version yet, so I could well be wrong. JLM is my favourite Edmund Bertram though.

  2. Stephanie Carrico

    I am a huge fan of the Jonny Lee Miller version…very swoon worthy….really think he is the best.

    • I really loved the miniseries, and then they got to the end and completely rushed it. You can tell they ran out of time somewhere–even the soundtrack basically disappears about 15 minutes from the end. :(

  3. Sophia Rose

    LOL! I love comparing the Knightleys. Truth be told, I prefer the one who starred with Kate Beckinsale in the A&E version.

    I like the latest ‘Emma Approved’ Alex Knightley too.

  4. RivkaBelle

    I adore the JLM Knightley. He’s my favorrrrite :)


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