"…his reading was capital"


Here’s a bit of momentary amusement: Dominic West reading the proposal scene from P&P as part of an advertising campaign for coffee. He reads from some other books, too, and two other actors familiar to Janeites, Greg Wise and Dan Stevens, read from yet other novels.

We were amused to read the Guardian’s article about the campaign that describes the excerpts as “steamy.” Er, were they perhaps confusing the proposal scene–the first proposal scene, mind you, the one in which Mr. Darcy insults Miss Elizabeth Bennet in every possible manner–with the coffee? But it’s quite well-done–Dominic totally gets the scene, bless him. Do check it out.

Thanks to Alert Janeites Patty, Lisa, Laurel Ann, and Cynthia.