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Charlotte Brontë (novel) and
Alexander Baron (dramatisation)
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Release Date:
9 October 1983 (UK) See more »
A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk. Full summary »
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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The best, the most true to the novel See more (134 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 29)

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)

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 Art Department
David Ackrill .... dressing props (11 episodes, 1983)
Series Other crew
Terrance Dicks .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Margot Eavis .... video presentation: BBC (unknown episodes)

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UK:30 min (11 episodes) | USA:239 min
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Timothy Dalton considers this movie to be one of his best.See more »
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 »
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 »
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: I. Andante graziosoSee more »


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32 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
The best, the most true to the novel, 4 April 2005
Author: merri488 from Missouri, United States

This is the best version (so far) that you will see and the most true to the Bronte work. Dalton is a little tough to imagine as Rochester who Jane Eyre declared "not handsome". But his acting overcomes this and Zelah Clark, pretty as she is, is also a complete and believable Jane Eyre. This production is a lengthy watch but well worth it. Nearly direct quotes from the book are in the script and if you want the very first true 'romance' in literature, this is the way to see it. I own every copy of this movie and have read and re-read the original. The filming may seem a little dated now but there will never be another like this.

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