I have been accused on this here site of anti-blonde discrimination. I will admit that most blondes leave me cold, attractiveness-wise. But there are definite exceptions (Tom Mison, anyone?), and JJ Feild is definitely on my to-shag list, primarily for his SO CHARMING I MAY DIE performance in Northanger Abbey. Let’s dive into his historical costume career, shall we?
The Railway Children (2000)
An adaptation of the famous novel, set in 1905.
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (2001)
A Hallmark channel and Jim Henson (muppets) production. Feild plays young Jack, of beanstalk fame, I presume.
The worth-watching BBC version, as opposed to the eminently skippable feature film. Feild plays the nephew of Nicholas’s employers and a suitor to his sister, Kate.
The Intended (2002)
A period drama in which “a surveyor and his fiancée who arrive in a remote Malaysian trading post and encounter a close-fisted ivory trader and her ill-meaning family,” per Wikipedia. Can’t tell which period, or anything about Feild’s character…
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story, Antwerp, Vaux to the Sea, From Sark to the Finish / A Life in Suitcases (2003-05)
Okay, I’m totally confused. If you care, go read about this series of films and, um, other stuff at Wikipedia.
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Death on the Nile (2004)
The husband of the murder victim, a socialite, in this 1930s-set murder mystery.
To the Ends of the Earth (2005)
A BBC adaptation of a series of novels set on a British naval ship en route to Australia in the early 19th century. Feild plays “Lieutenant Deverel.”
As the husband of the 19th century’s Martha Stewart equivalent.
O Jerusalem (2006)
A film set during the creation of Israel in the late 1940s.
Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
Another BBC adaptation, this one of an 1870s-set female detective story. He plays a photographer who is a love interest of the main character.
Northanger Abbey (2007)
AS THE BEST HENRY TILNEY EVER!! He understands muslin! And overlooked country girls! And is witty and charming and good and kind! And probably a GREAT kisser…
The Shadow in the North (2007)
The sequel to The Ruby in the Smoke…
This seems like a weird casting choice — he plays a Roman soldier in this Michael Fassbender-led film.
Agatha Christie’s Marple: The Pale Horse (2010)
As an eyewitness to a 1950s murder.
The Night Watch (2011)
An LGBTQ story set in post-World War II London.
We really need to do a thorough review of this story of a modern woman who goes on vacation to a Jane Austen-themed immersive resort. Feild plays the Mr. Darcy-esque character.
And, any excuse to post this video:
The Musketeers (2014)
Feild played “Marsac” in two episodes of this 17th-century TV series.
TURN: Washington’s Spies (2014-16)
Even Feild’s hotness as Major John Andre wasn’t enough to hold my interest in this yawn of an American Revolutionary War TV series.
Which is your favorite of JJ Feild’s historical costume roles?