Richard Armitage plays Mr. Thornton with such a depth of masculine emotion that it's difficult not to be moved. I don't want to give anything away, but there were a couple of scenes that had me sitting up and yelling "Oh my God!" at the TV.
Daniela Denby-Ashe is very good as Margaret Hale. I almost didn't realize that she is also the ditsy daughter from BBC's My Family and it's great to see her in a serious role.
I highly recommend North and South to anyone looking for a new favorite film to add to their collection.
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