If you’ve been wishing for more of Amazon’s ‘Doctor Thorne,’ then you’re in luck. HollywoodLife.com has an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes clip about Frank and Mary’s complicated love story. Click to WATCH!
“It’s absolutely a true love,” Stefani, 26, says in the EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes video. “They’ve been best friends since they were tiny. They have grown up together. They know each other inside and other. They completely meant for each other.”
Jane Austen would so approve of this love story! The series is based off of Anthony Trollope’s 1858 novel Doctor Thorne.
Mary Thorne, the niece of Doctor Thorne (Tom Hollander), falls in love with Frank (Harry Richardson). Their blossoming romance complicates everything Frank’s mother, Lady Arabella (Rebecca Front), has planned for him. She wants Frank to marry for money, because the family no longer has any, and doesn’t care about his feelings. “It is essential that Frank marry money,” executive producer Julian Fellowes says. “The family is in great difficulties.”
Executive producer Mark Redhead notes that Frank and Mary’s “actions in falling in love with each other set off a chain of events.” Producer Helen Gregory adds that Frank and Mary don’t let money stand in the way of true love. “They are carrying that innocence of youth,” she says. “They have an idealism about them, which is a very much a young love that doesn’t actually want to concern itself with money.”
Doctor Thorne also stars Richard McCabe, Alison Brie and Ian McShane. The series was Julian’s first television project since Downton Abbey ended after six seasons in 2015. Doctor Thorne is now available on Amazon Prime. The show will be available on Digital HD Oct. 17 and DVD Oct. 18.
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