First, we have Mrs. Weston from Emma.
She was played by Jodhi May in the 2009 mini-series and by Greta Scacchi in the 1996 Miramax version, and both those actresses were in...
Daniel Deronda (2002) as Mirah Lapidoth and Lydia Glasher.
Then, there is Captain Wentworth from Persuasion.
Ciaran Hinds played Captain Wentworth in the 1995 film, and Rupert Penry-Jones portrayed him in 2007. Well, they both acted in...
Jane Eyre (1997) as Mr. Rochester and St. John Rivers.
The other one I noticed was Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park (though I have seen neither of the adaptations about to be mentioned).
Jonny Lee Miller was Edmund in the 1999
slaughtering version, and Blake Ritson played him in the 2007 misrepresentation movie.
Well, they were both in Emma (2009), playing [their correct Jane Austen characters] Mr. Knightley and Mr. Elton.
I'm sure there are other such coincidences, but these are just the ones I noticed for the actors in Jane Austen adaptations. Which are my specialty, as it were.
The latter one is especially interesting I think, as both the actors had portrayed Edmund Bertram before being cast in Emma. I wonder if they talked about it on set...
Have you ever noticed any of those, or any other fun actor-double coincidences?