Imelda Staunton as Miss Pole
In Cranford news travels by short bouncy woman. Being the town tweeter is a lofty responsibility to Miss Pole. That feather antenna can sniff a story just whispers away from scandal, and also helps her look taller.
Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah
The long hand of justice smells of rosewater and lavender. As magistrate of manners, Miss Deborah upholds etiquette as Cranford law. Her power of disapproval guards the town against errant behaviour, social calamity and vulgar poses while sucking your orange.
Judi Dench as Miss Matty
This gentle spinster proves 60 is the new 50. Miss Matty wouldn't just turn the other cheek, she'd roll over and let you scratch her tummy... oops that's Cranford cat. Her pliable nature allows change and compromise. She stumbles into the heroine spot as a dark horse in bonnet and lace.
A friend told me "You're like an old woman!". I hope it's my wisdom and maturity, but I think she meant my quirks and set opinions. I do see myself in these 3 ladies.
Me as Miss Matty:
I shouldn't blog about chemistry or cookbooks; too many liquids. Does anyone want more jasmine tea? I can still make that last coach to Manchester.
As Miss Deborah:
On this blog the following terms are deemed undignified: bending, peach-sucking and big nose. Let us retire to our rooms to think of those terms in solitude.
As Miss Pole:
My partner liked Cranford so much he made screencaps! Now what do you think of THAT?