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Brief about Andrew Davies: By info that we know Andrew Davies was born at 1936-09-20. And also Andrew Davies is British Writer.

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An adaptation I was working on of Trollope's 'The Pallisers' has been axed by the BBC... I was also going to do Dickens' 'Dombey and Son' but they've asked me to do 'David Copperfield' instead.

Tags: Asked, Son, Working

From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don't think it's sentimentality or nostalgia, it's often that they are simply the best stories.

Tags: Best, Big, Time

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

Tags: Ask, Sense, Thought

I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.

Tags: Mother, Time, Work

I'd love to adapt more contemporary novels. But there isn't really enough story and character to make a really satisfying serial, so they tend to be single dramas.

Tags: Character, Love, Single

I'm glad nobody has asked me to adapt 'Wuthering Heights' because I think I would make a mess of it. Everybody makes a mess of it. I think the Bronte Sisters are mad.

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I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.

Tags: American, Best, English

Most actors hate readthroughs - they're exposing themselves before they're ready to, and before they've bonded. But I love them because they give us all the first inkling of what the whole show is going to be like, how each part affects every other part, and we won't see that again until it's all edited together.

Tags: Hate, Love, Together

One of the things I've always thought is a drag in so many period adaptations is that they are always buttoned up to the neck in so many clothes all the time. I'm always looking for excuses to get them out of their clothes.

Tags: Excuses, Thought, Time

The most moving scene for me in 'Pride and Prejudice' is the Pemberley music room scene: Elizabeth has just saved Darcy's sister from embarrassment and confusion, and as the music plays on, Darcy's look of gratitude becomes a look of love, which we see reciprocated in Elizabeth's eyes.

Tags: Gratitude, Love, Music

You're stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that.

Tags: Stuck, Yourself

A distinguished producer called Kenith Trodd actually lived in his office for over a year - the cleaners refused to go in because it was such a tip.

Tags: Actually, Office, Year

'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element.

Tags: Beautiful, Emotional, Love

Be careful about the advice you give, especially to your children.

Tags: Advice, Children, Give

I adore doing classic adaptations, but I also feel their frustrations and their limitations.

Tags: Adore, Classic

I always do like to write love stories, even if they end tragically.

Tags: End, Love, Write

I know that a ridiculous number of classic serials have been commissioned, and that reviews show a reaction against them. The critics seem fed up.

Tags: Against, Number, Show

I prefer love scenes to be shot up close with a lot of focus on eyes and mouths. Otherwise it can feel uncomfortable and voyeuristic.

Tags: Eyes, Focus, Love

I remain, however, fairly optimistic for the future of period drama because it's just such a popular thing.

Tags: Drama, Future, Popular

I suppose I have the tastes of someone who teaches at a university in the provinces.

Tags: Someone, Tastes, University