An addendum to my post earlier today announcing the 2011 Venice Film Festival lineup, with specific note of Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic and only novel, Wuthering Heights, which features the first non-white actor to play the lead male role (aka Heathcliff) in the many times the literary work has been adapted for both the big and small screens.
The young British actor who is starring as Heathcliff in Andrea Arnold’s film is an unknown by the name of James Howson.
And, in the image above, we get our very first look at him in character.
I won’t rehash all that I said about the film and character in my earlier post. Feel free to read it all HERE if you’d like.