Have you seen the trailer for The Man Who Invented Christmas yet?
Dan Stevens (aka Matthew Crawley) as struggling writer, Charles Dickens. HELLO. Also Miriam Margolyes, Jonathan Pryce, and Christopher Plummer. Best of all, characters who “won’t do what I want.” Oh Charles. I get you.
And for the record, he really IS working when he’s in there playing around with that accordion thingie.
Related, my favorite Dickens story. I mean, my favorite story about Dickens, not by him. “I distinctly want to learn more about those very dull parts.”
From the Archives: “Snuggling Up to Genius”
Chesterton and Dickens
“The Ungovernable Sense of Life”
I Know that School; It’s a Good One
A Great Day for Birthdays