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Director:
Writers:
Charlotte Brontë (novel) and
Alexander Baron (dramatisation)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 October 1983 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
The story of Jane Eyre, the plain quakerish governess is told from her childhood until she arrives at Thornfield Hall to tutor the young Adele... See more »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An Amazing Work of Genius See more (131 total) »

Cast

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Zelah Clarke ... Jane Eyre (10 episodes, 1983)

Timothy Dalton ... Edward Fairfax Rochester (9 episodes, 1983)
Carol Gillies ... Grace Poole (6 episodes, 1983)
James Marcus ... John (5 episodes, 1983)
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Series Directed by
Julian Amyes (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Alexander Baron (unknown episodes)
Charlotte Brontë (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Barry Letts .... producer (11 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Original Music by
Paul Reade (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Doogood (unknown episodes)
John Kenway (unknown episodes)
Keith Salmon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ian Collins (unknown episodes)
Oliver White (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Jenny Jenkins (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael Edwards (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gill Hardie (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gill Hughes .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Terrance Dicks .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Margot Eavis .... video presentation: BBC (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
UK:30 min (11 episodes) | USA:239 min
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Trivia:
Actress Zelah Clarke considered this film to be the end of her acting career.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Jane saves Mr. Rochester from his burning bed, he lends her his coat (with a fur collar) to wear because she is cold. When she finally leaves his room, she is still wearing the coat, but the next morning when Jane runs after Mr. Rochester to tell him that Grace Pool is in his room, he is wearing the coat for his morning ride to a house party.See more »
Quotes:
Edward Fairfax Rochester:I wish at times I were a trifle better adapted to match with her, externally. Tell me now, fairy that you are, you couldn't give a charm or a filter or something of the sort?
Jane Eyre:I would be past the power of magic, sir.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in In Search of the Brontës (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7See more »

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46 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
An Amazing Work of Genius, 21 January 2006
Author: Shawny Tan from United States

I had no idea what Jane Eyre was before I saw this miniseries. I had read and watched many classics before, and I believed that most classics were boring, over-worded, and overrated stories with moderately interesting plots at best. This Jane Eyre miniseries completely changed my conceptions.

Zelah Clarke is a fabulous actress, and she gives a wonderful portrayal of Jane Eyre. Her accent is delightful and her quiet, yet firm nature matches the young governess' character exactly. Timothy Dalton is an amazing Rochester. His passion and energy in the film makes me believe that he was born to play the brooding master of Thornfield Hall. I couldn't sleep at all the night after I had watched this miniseries. The plot is both haunting and inspiring. The characters are masterfully performed, and the story is incredible. This is the best version of Jane Eyre to ever appear on film.

I read the book later and was amazed at how closely this miniseries followed Charolette Bronte's writing. Jane Eyre is now my favorite film and book. If you want to see a masterpiece that will change your life, watch the 1983 BBC version of Jane Eyre.

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