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"Screen Two" Persuasion (1995)

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Persuasion: Season 11: Episode 3 -- Open-ended Trailer from Sony Pictures Classics


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Jane Austen (novel)
Nick Dear (screenplay)
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Original Air Date:
16 April 1995 (Season 11, Episode 3)
Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded... See more » | Add synopsis »
7 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Charming but Unnoticed See more (90 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Amanda Root ... Anne Elliot

Ciarán Hinds ... Captain Frederick Wentworth

Susan Fleetwood ... Lady Russell

Corin Redgrave ... Sir Walter Elliot

Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Croft

John Woodvine ... Admiral Croft

Phoebe Nicholls ... Elizabeth Elliot

Samuel West ... Mr. Elliot

Sophie Thompson ... Mary Musgrove

Judy Cornwell ... Mrs. Musgrove

Simon Russell Beale ... Charles Musgrove

Felicity Dean ... Mrs. Clay

Roger Hammond ... Mr. Musgrove
Emma Roberts ... Louisa Musgrove

Victoria Hamilton ... Henrietta Musgrove

Robert Glenister ... Captain Harvile

Richard McCabe ... Captain Benwick
Helen Schlesinger ... Mrs. Smith
Jane Wood ... Nurse Rooke

David Collings ... Mr. Shepherd

Darlene Johnson ... Lady Dalrymple
Cinnamon Faye ... Miss Carteret
Isaac Maxwell-Hunt ... Henry Hayter
Roger Llewellyn ... Sir Henry Willoughby

Sally George ... Mrs. Harville
David Acton ... Naval Officer
Justin Avoth ... Naval Officer
Lonnie James ... Jemima
Roger Watkins ... Landlord
David Plummer ... Apothecary
Richard Brenner ... Coachman
Bill McGuirk ... Tradesman
Niall Refoy ... Tradesman
Ken Shorter ... Lady Dalrymple's Butler
Dermot Kerrigan ... Footman
Tom Rigby ... Little Charles
Alex Wilman ... Little Walter
Rosa Mannion ... Concert Opera Singer

Episode Crew
Directed by
Roger Michell 
Writing credits
Jane Austen (novel)

Nick Dear (screenplay)

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
George Faber .... executive producer
George Faber .... producer: BBC
Fiona Finlay .... producer
Margot Hayhoe .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeremy Sams 
Cinematography by
John Daly 
Film Editing by
Kate Evans 
Production Design by
William Dudley 
Art Direction by
Linda Ward 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Byrne 
Makeup Department
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist
Joanna Casserly .... makeup artist
Sally Collins .... makeup artist
Jean Speak .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicki Ballantyne .... second assistant director
Julie Edwards .... first assistant director
Roger Goldby .... third assistant director
Jo Harden .... second assistant director
Donald Taylor .... third assistant director
Art Department
Graham Bishop .... set dresser
Dave Channon .... construction manager
John Durrant .... graphic designer
Laurie Griffiths .... stand-by carpenter
Laurie Miller .... property master
Denise Slattery .... scenic artist
Brian Sykes .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Lee Crichlow .... dubbing editor
Terry Elms .... sound
Mik Gough .... boom operator
Michael Narduzzo .... dubbing mixer
Ben Norrington .... dubbing editor
Special Effects by
Chris Reynolds .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Colin Gorry .... visual effects designer
Paul McGuinness .... visual effects assistant
Helen Caldwell .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hugh Adams .... second assistant camera
John Arnold .... grip
Chris Capstick .... still photographer
Carlo Chinca .... still photographer
Stephen Foote .... underwater camera operator
Bob Hunt .... electrician
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator
Dick Reed .... gaffer
Andrew Taylor .... electrician
Mark Taylor .... electrician
Steve Wallace .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Siobhan Bracke .... casting advisor
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maggie Bone .... dresser
George Brent .... dresser
Sharon Long .... costume assistant
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Sally Brocklehurst .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Julian Holmes .... location manager
Jayne Selwyn-Roberts .... location manager
Music Department
Nicholas Bucknall .... musician (as Nick Bucknall)
Michael Haslam .... musician
Michael Haslam .... piano tutor
Howard Jones .... music recordist
Rebecca Jones .... harp tutor
Pierre Jubert .... musician
Neil McLaren .... musician: Assembly Room Music
Danielle Perrett .... musician: Assembly Rooms Music
Tony Philpot .... music recordist
Jeremy Sams .... composer: Assembly Rooms Music
Jeremy Sams .... conductor
Susan Tomes .... musician: Pianist for Chopin music
Transportation Department
Ian Yea .... facilities driver
Other crew
Paul Almond .... unit publicist
Charlotte Blair .... script advisor
Debbie Brodie .... food stylist
Margaret Confoy .... production secretary
Jane Hawley .... production executive
Alf Potter .... design rigger
Monica Rodger .... production associate
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer
Catherine Wearing .... script editor
Victor Glynn .... studio executive (uncredited)

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Rated PG for brief mild language
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Made for British television and originally screened by the BBC in April 1995, the film was released theatrically around the rest of the world.See more »
Continuity: When Anne visits Mrs. Smith the second time she goes in wearing her pink coat and comes out without wearing the coat.See more »
Anne Elliot:Are you here for the concert?
Captain Wentworth:No, I am here for a lecture on navigation. Am I in the wrong place?
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61 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Charming but Unnoticed, 21 November 2003
Author: Pickwick12 from Ft. Myers, FL

For some reason, people seem to leave "Persuasion" out when they are naming Jane Austen adaptations. I find that lamentable, since it is such a wonderful film. It is exceedingly British, which means that Americans might find it a little hard to understand, but personally I think it is superb.

All the acting is stellar; I can't really identify a bad performance. Ciaran Hines especially shines as the warm but reserved Captain Wentworth.

Of all the Jane Austen adaptations (except "Pride and Prejudice") I believe "Persuasion" is the truest to the time period. The characters act within the conventions of regency England and seem to be comfortable doing so.

I would recommend this movie to any Jane Austen lover or a person who enjoys period films or classic literature. A person who does not fall into those categories might enjoy it as well, but is likely to find it slow and difficult to understand.

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