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"Jane Eyre" (1983) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1983-

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Jane Eyre: Season 1: Episode 11 -- Upon learning St. John's plans to travel to India as a missionary, Jane considers his proposal to accompany him – as his wife. But her feelings for Mr. Rochester, whom she hasn't seen in quite some time, have never died.
Jane Eyre: Season 1: Episode 10 -- Living in peace with St. John Rivers and his two kindly sisters, Jane Eyre finds work as a teacher at a local school and discovers that she and her housemates share much more than just mutual goodwill – they are actually cousins.
Jane Eyre: Season 1: Episode 8 -- After confessing her feelings for Mr. Rochester, Jane learns that he has loved her all along, and they prepare to marry on the grounds of Thornfield Hall. However, their plans are interrupted by a lawyer who claims the wedding can't go on.
Jane Eyre: Season 1: Episode 7 -- Though she was never close to her cruel aunt, Jane returns to Gateshead Hall upon hearing the woman is on her death bed and wants to speak with her.
Jane Eyre: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Mr. Rochester seems to be fawning over the beautiful but proud Blanche Ingram, but Jane isn't jealous because she doubts the woman can win his heart.

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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 (133 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 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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Trivia:
Timothy Dalton considers this movie to be one of his best.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mr. Rochester is seated with a sprained ankle on the sofa as he attempts to draw Jane out. At first, Mr. Rochester's left leg is stretched out and his right is bent upright. When he tells Jane to play the piano in the next room, he is shown with his right leg stretched out and his left leg is bent. When Jane re-enters the room, his leg is switched again.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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23 out of 27 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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