WANTED: Squeaky voiced actor

According to Austen Blog, we here in America can now purchase a recording of a BBC "radio dramatization*" of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, starring the voices of Felicity Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch will apparently be playing Edmund Bertram, to which I say: oh, hell no. As far as I'm concerned, Cumberbatch's biggest asset as an actor is his voice, but it's a poor fit for the character—Edmund needs to sound young, not rich and cool. Frankly, his youth is all that saves him from being a frequently self-righteous, occasionally hypocritical prat. Why on earth would the BBC take that away from him?!?

*And clearly a heavily abridged one. This sucker is only 2 hours and 18 minutes long.
Posted by: Julianka


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