Victorian England - one of my all-time favorite eras... The art, the elegance, the hypocrisy... It's mesmerizing in every way.
While simple enough to lampoon the aristocrats of that era (and our buffoonish own as well), it is important to remember the Victorians at least had plausible deniability going for them in regards to their wanton excess (a thing ours do not). A wonderfully potent excuse for us to revel in the Victorian's opulence.
The Quaintrelles may be my all-time favorite project. I heard David Hare once say if he knew then what he knew now, he'd focus more on television for it's the only medium that provides
for a sustained look into his characters lives. And while not all the stories I work on are meant to, or even could be, drawn out over multiple engagements, these characters I could live with for the rest of my life. I'm not quite sure how I could maintain the intrigue long enough, but if anyone could stay in trouble, it's the quaintrelles...
Opening Scene from the Pilot
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