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richardcfarmitage:

"I’ve always thought that it can’t be me they’re responding to, it’s the character.  It’s Elizabeth Gaskell they should be sending the presents to." (Sunday Times Culture Magazine - April, 2006)

"What I don’t get is that I didn’t write the character.  I suppose I get the attention because the author’s dead.  If Elizabeth Gaskell were still alive, they’d write to her, I think." (The Independent on Sunday - April, 2006)

RA, on the female response to his portrayal of John Thornton