Who does he play? Mr March is lovingly called “father” by his girls. Formerly wealthy, he lost his fortune and doomed his family to genteel poverty – not that they resent his too much. He serves as a chaplain in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Where have I seen him before? Broadway star Dylan Baker also has an impressive CV, with credits including Blindspot, The Americans and The Good Wife.
Julian Morris – John Brooke
Who does he play? John Brooke is employed as a tutor to Laurie. He begins to spend time with the March sisters and (slight spoiler alert!) falls in love with Meg, ultimately marrying her despite Aunt March’s objections.
Where have I seen him before? Julian Morris has been all over TV recently. You may recognise him as Wren Kingston in Pretty Little Liars, or Adam Berryman in the mini-series Man in an Orange Shirt. He played Ryan in New Girl, and Prince Philip in Once Upon a Time.
Mark Stanley – Professor Bhaer
Who does he play? (Slight spoiler alert!) Professor Bhaer comes into the story a little later, as a penniless German immigrant in New York who had been a famous professor in Berlin. He and Jo become friends while she’s pursuing a literary career and he ultimately persuades her to marry him.
Where have I seen him before? A beardless Mark Stanley stars in Love, Lies and Records as James. He’s also been in Broken, Dickensian and – of course – Game of Thrones, as Grenn, Jon Snow’s buddy in the Night’s Watch.
This article was originally published in December 2017