Francis Thompson felt that the world was full of angels: “Turn but a stone, and start a wing!,” he wrote. While it lacks a certain something, one might say the same about actors, for our entertainment-saturated world seems to abound in them; turn but a stone, and start a thespian. One I discovered a few years ago is Mireille Enos, who played a leading role in The Killing, an American TV drama based on a Danish show called Forbrydelsen. Many viewers took it as essentially a crime story and were disappointed when the end of its first season failed to resolve the case with which it had begun, but in truth it dramatized a view of the world as much as anything else, and a good deal of its view was embodied in Enos, whose character seemed always to be harried, doubting, or in pain.
Last year I began working up a photo of her for my “Re-imagined images” series, but as sometimes happens I left it unfinished. She’ll be in a new show starting this week on ABC—you can learn about it and Enos’s background from this New York Times story—and with that coming up I decided to finish and share my photo of her from The Killing. Here it is. (The original image, on Flickr, conveys more detail.)