I miss seeing British actress Saffron Burrows’ height (she’s 6’0″! My people!) and amazing cheekbones in my historical costume movies and TV series! She seems to be doing mostly modern-set projects these days, but she’s played supporting roles in many iconic-to-me frock flicks. Do any of you remember her?
Circle of Friends (1995)
Ostensibly set in 1950s Ireland, Burrows plays the complicated, glamorous friend to Minnie Driver’s girl-after-your-own-heart.
Miss Julie (1999)
She played the title role in this adaptation of the 1888 August Strindberg play about an upper class woman who toys with her male servant. It’s kind of weird, but Sandy Powell’s costumes are AMAZING.
She’s again the complicated, glamorous friend (notice a theme here?) in this Kate Winslet-starring World War II film about British codebreakers.
The Seventh Stream (2001)
A TV movie in which “A lonely widowed Irish fisherman meets a pretty mysterious woman who may just literally be the stuff of legends,” per IMDB.
She has the small role of “Gracie” in this Frida Kahlo biopic, and it’s been too long for me to remember what she’s about.
As the heartbreaking Andromache, wife to Hector, in this adaptation of Homer’s Illiad.
A biopic about the Austrian painter. Burrows plays dancer Lea de Castro, who has a relationship with Klimt. If anyone knows where to watch this, please let us know!
Agatha Christie’s Marple: Towards Zero (2007)
She starred in one episode of the 1950s-set murder mystery series.
Do you remember Saffron Burrows, fondly or not?