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Lady Russell (Character)
from "Screen Two: Persuasion (#11.3)" (1995)
- Persuasion (2007) (TV) Played by Alice Krige
- "Screen Two"
- Persuasion (1995) TV episode, Played by Susan Fleetwood
- Episode #1.5 (1971) TV episode, Played by Marian Spencer
- Episode #1.4 (1971) TV episode, Played by Marian Spencer
- Episode #1.3 (1971) TV episode, Played by Marian Spencer
- Episode #1.2 (1971) TV episode, Played by Marian Spencer
- Episode #1.1 (1971) TV episode, Played by Marian Spencer
- Episode #1.4 (1961) TV episode, Played by Fabia Drake
- Episode #1.3 (1961) TV episode, Played by Fabia Drake
- Episode #1.1 (1960) TV episode, Played by Fabia Drake
Lady Russell: Anne! Who is Admiral Croft? And why does he cause you to be out of countenance so?... Anne.
Anne Elliot: Admiral Croft's wife is... is...
Lady Russell: Mrs. Croft.
Anne Elliot: Indeed. And Mrs. Croft is the sister of Captain... Frederick Wentworth.
Lady Russell: Wentworth? I see. I see.
Anne Elliot: To think that soon he may be walking through this house.
Lady Russell: Anne, you know that your father thought it a most unsuitable match. He would never have countenanced an alliance he deemed so degrading.
Anne Elliot: He was not alone, as I recall.
Lady Russell: My dear, to become engaged at 19, in the middle of a war, to a young naval officer who had no fortune and no expectations. You would indeed have been throwing yourself away. And I should have been failing in my duty as your godmother if I did not counsel against it. You were young, and it was entirely prudent to break off the understanding.
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