Eloquent Finds: Some British Actor Catch-Up, Behind Harry Potter, and Mother’s Day

By Saturday, May 07, 2016 ,

My friends and I went to a wedding recently, hence the dresses in that picture. It's been a beautiful spring and early summer in Birmingham so far! As for your Eloquent Finds, I have several fun tidbits from some famous British faces for you today. As mentioned, it can be beneficial to look behind the scenes occasionally, so here’s a bit of help :) Additionally, check out a new vacation idea and a creative Mothers’ Day article. And of course, quotes! Enjoy and let me know what you think! 

Links to Check Out

BAFTA’s 60-Second Challenge with Eleanor Tomlinson 
Take a minute and listen to this lovely lady behind Poldark’s fiery Demelza answer a lightning round of questions! She’s charming and witty and just delightful. Here’s hoping Poldark snags a BAFTA award this Sunday. She and Aidan Turner, Ross Poldark himself, will be Poldark reppin’ at the ceremony and I can’t WAIT to see pictures of them in style! 

Downton Abbey, Season 6: What’s Next for the Cast? 
Missing Downton Abbey? Yeah, me too. Check in here with the stars of the show and see where they’re headed next. Some of them are going in a decidedly un-Downton-like direction! Anna, a murderer?! Never would have pegged that one. 

How to Take a Reading Vacation 
Anyone fancy it? Pick me please. 

A Conversation with Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling 
Because I’m a nerd, I read behind-the-scenes articles and watch interviews when I read a new book or see a new movie. So, since Harry Potter has taken over my life in recent weeks, I’ve watched quite a few interviews with the film stars. This is one of my favorites. I found it moving to see J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe – the primary faces of the Harry Potter phenomena – chatting it up and happily reminiscing on how the stories began and all that happened from there. I kind of want to be friends with them both.

My Favorite Fictional Mothers 
I loved this Mothers’ Day weekend post on Modern Mrs. Darcy! There are certainly many wonderful fictional mothers out there. Who are your favorites? I’d probably add Marmee from Little Women, Maria von Trapp from The Sound of Music, and of course Downton Abbey’s fabulous Dowager Countess if I’d made the list! 

Cool Quotes 

Nothing makes a man more reverent than a library. –Winston Churchill 

Nowhere else outside the New Testament have I found terror and comfort so intertwined. –C.S. Lewis 

It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live. –Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001 film) 

An education forced is no education at all. –Professor Nuttham, Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber 

God is not in love with some future version of you. –Matt Chandler 

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. –The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. –Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Have a great weekend! 

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