Spotlight: Recognize These Home Fires Stars?
Before they were canning jam and saving the day in Great Paxford, the cast of Home Fires was busy on MASTERPIECE! From a flirtatious maid, to a rigid aristocrat, to a political playboy--Take a trip through time and see the surprising characters your favorite Home Fires stars previously portrayed on MASTERPIECE. Then be sure to tune into Home Fireson Sundays at 8/7c, through November 8, 2015.
Bond as Frances Barden
Before she played the determined leader of the WI, Samantha
Bond was everyone’s favorite aunt in Downton Abbey: Lady Rosamund Painswick. A former “Bond girl” herself (she played
Miss Moneypenny in several 007
films), Bond is a classic beauty; but she’s shown her darker side in numerous
MASTERPIECE Mystery! titles,
including Miss Marple, Poirot, and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
Annis as Joyce Cameron
Before she was the prim and proper Joyce Cameron, Francesca
Annis was stealing hearts and taking names opposite the dashing Robson Green in
1998’s Reckless. She then went on to entertain
viewers as larger-than-life aristocrat Lady Ludlow in cult classic Cranford. But did you know she had made
her MASTERPIECE debut much earlier? Nearly twenty years prior, Annis starred as
French adulteress Madame Bovary, in a young MASTERPIECE’s sixth season.
Calbraith as Steph Farrow
If headstrong farmer Steph Farrow looks familiar, look no
further than Downton Abbey, Season 2.
When Lord Grantham was tempted to stray from Cora, it was at the hands of Calbraith’s
character, the flirtatious maid Jane Moorsum.
Rushbrook as Pat Simms
Though Claire Rushbrook plays the mild-mannered Pat with such
conviction and warmth, this actresses’ past appearances on MASTERPIECE show she
is not afraid to get in touch with her wild side. First, viewers saw her as
Karen in 2009’s Collision—the bold
secretary on the run, to a tragic end. Then, in 2012’s reboot of Great Expectations(with Gillian
Anderson), Rushbrook played Mrs. Joe—the temperamental older sister to lead
Stoppard as Dr. Will Campbell
From social upstart to crime-solving sidekick, actor Ed Stoppard has been seen in a variety of MASTERPIECE roles. He impressed audiences with his take on political playboy Sir Hallam Holland in the 2010 reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs. But before he was inheriting and entertaining, Stoppard appeared in Zen(starring Rufus Sewell), as the detective's smug rival Vincenzo Fabri, and as Matthew Hacfayden's friend Ben Leeping in Any Human Heart.
Woolgar as Alison Scotlock
Fenella Woolgar has appeared in numerous MASTERPIECE titles including The Way We Live Now, Case Histories, Silk, andPoirot. She endeared herself to viewers with her performance in 2004's He Knew He Was Right(with David Tennant), in which she played lovelorn spinster Arabella French.