Film & TV Inspiration

As we all know there can be superb examples of accurate historical costume in television and films. There can also be disappointingly bad ones as well.  I hope this following group will show the excellent or outstanding costume; with museum reproductions, beautifully made pieces with attention to detail, and the use of antique items (such as whitework/lace).

16th Century:-
  • Mary, Queen of Scots – Film (1971)

 17th Century:-

  • Lorna Doone – BBC Series (2000)

18th Century:-

  • Garrow’s Law – BBC Series (2000s/10s)

  • Amazing Grace – Film (2006)

  • Dangerous Liaisons – Film (1998)

  • Valmont – Film (1989)

  • The Duchess – Film (2008)

  • Poldark – BBC Series (1975-1977)

19th Century:-

  • The Pallisers – BBC Series *superb costumes, from c.1850s up until 1890s (1970s)

  • Lillie – ITV Series (1978)

  • Portrait of a Lady – BBC Series (1968) *superb

  • The Golden Bowl – BBC Series (1972) *superb

  • Lark Rise to Candleford  (2008-11)

  • Jane Eyre – Film (2012)

  • Wives and Daughters – BBC Series (1990s)

  • The Bostonians – Film  (1984) *mid 1870s costume

  • The Paradise – BBC Series (2010s)

  • Little Women – Film (1994)

  • North & South – BBC Series (2004)

  • Miss Potter – Film (2006) {Overlaps with early 20th C}

  • The Duchess of Duke Street – BBC Series (1970s) {Overlaps with 20th century}

  • Bleak House – BBC Series (2005)

  • The Invisible Woman – Film (2013)

  • Young Victoria – Film (2009)

  • Little Dorrit – BBC Series (2008)

  • The Mill on the Floss – BBC Series (1997)

  • Middlemarch – BBC Series (1994)

  • Cranford – BBC Series (2007)

  • The Europeans – Film (1979)

  • The House of Mirth – Film (2000)

  • A Room with a View – Film (1985)

  • Daniel Deronda – BBC Series (2002)

  • Tess – Film (1979)

  • Bright Star – Film (2009)

  • Madame Bovary – BBC Series (2000)

  • Sense & Sensibility – BBC Series (2008) (1995)

  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – TV Film (2003)

  • Emma – BBC Series (2009)

  • David Copperfield – BBC Series (1999)

  • The Tenant of Wildfell Hall – BBC Series (1996)

  • Pride & Prejudice – BBC Series (1995)

  • The Buccaneers – BBC Series (1995)

20th Century:-

  • The House of Eliott – BBC Series *1920s (1990s)

  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for the Day – Film *1930s (2007)

  • Gosford Park – Film *1930s (2001)

  • Lillies – BBC Series (2007)

  • Howards End – Film (1992)