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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:
A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Brilliant. See more (132 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:
A huge chunk of Mary Tamm's role was removed during post-production.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:
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: I. Andante graziosoSee more »

FAQ

Who else has played Jane Eyre on screen?
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant., 21 May 2002
Author: Ffolkes-3

There's not much left to say. This is definitely the best adaptation of Bronte's novel with brilliant performances from Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke. The pairing of the two in the roles of Jane Eyre and Rochester was a very good move. They both create realistic, believable and equally worth characters. Dalton's charismatic and inspired (but not overacted) acting is beautifully smoothed by Clarke's "light" beauty and the hidden powers of her character. It's impossible not to enjoy all the scenes where both Dalton and Clarke are in. They have created a rare ability of a mutual understanding between the actors - a real chemistry, I may say. A beautiful and touching adaptation even if a bit too severe.

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