What is your favorite Elinor moment?

I personally prefer the scene where Marianne, Margaret and Mrs Dashwood, all crying retire to their own room off the same landing and Elinor stands still with Marianne’s cup of tea in her hand, then she sits on the stairs and drinks tea.

The scene is both hilarious and desperate and I love it.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas Brodie-Sangster starred with Emma in Love Actually and Nanny McPhee.

He is a talented young actor who started acting when he was only 10.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Thomas was just 12-years old when he appeared in the holiday romantic comedy Love Actually and captured hearts with his role as Sam, a boy who had just lost his beloved mother and had a crush on Joanna, played by Olivia Olson.

From that moment on, his career began to take off, taking him to Game of Thrones, the Maze Runner film saga and finally The Queen’s gambit.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

Nanny McPhee, the famous comedy set in England in the late 1800s, introduces us to Emma Thompson as Nanny, the last hope for the widower Mr. Brown (Colin Firth) to give some education to his seven unleashed children.

Released two years after Love Actually, Nanny McPhee shows us Thomas as Simon, the older brother of seven children, with a flawless interpretation. He is one of Mr. Brown’s sons, in a reinterpretation of the great classic Mary Poppins, based on Christianna Brand‘s successful children’s books.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Emma Thompson

Pamela’s English tweeds

Costume designer Daniel Orlandi dressed Emma’s Travers as a “stubborn woman who wouldn’t give up English tweeds”.

As Pamela Travers becomes more comfortable with Walt Disney and with California, she becomes slightly less buttoned-up and she wears a bright olive dress that accentuates Emma’s curves.

Emma Thompson – Pamela Travers

Orlandi says that he had to make the dress that P. L. Travers wears to the Mary Poppins premiere much more conservative than the one worn by the real Travers because he feared Emma Thompson looked too sexy compared to the austere lady she was bringing on stage.

Pamela Travers dress
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr Banks

Did you know that…

…the scene in which Pamela Travers gets on the ground and digs was Emma Thompson’s idea?

Paul Giamatti and Emma Thompson

According to the script she should only have kneeled but Emma said, “No, she should properly sit down on her ass on the ground.”

And that physical act has been great because it has changed the way of seeing Pamela.