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Persuasion -- Seven years after their breakup, a spinster and an impoverished sailor attempt to rekindle their aborted romance.
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Jane Austen (novel)
Nick Dear (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 September 1995 (USA) See more »
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 »
User Reviews:
Beautiful adaptation, terrific casting. See more (87 total) »


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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
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
Julian Holmes .... location manager
Alf Potter .... design rigger
Monica Rodger .... production associate
Jayne Selwyn-Roberts .... location manager
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer
Catherine Wearing .... script editor

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

Because of the meager budget, the closing shots of Captain Wentworth's ship were reused from The Bounty (1984).See more »
Factual errors: At the dinner at the Musgrove's, the Musgrove girls read from the Navy List that the Laconia is a 74 gun frigate. Frigates of that era had at a maximum around 44 guns. A ship with 74 guns would have been a "ship of the line".See more »
Anne Elliot:But their minds are so dissimilar.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Bounty (1984)See more »
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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful adaptation, terrific casting., 7 December 2004
Author: Brigid O Sullivan (wisewebwoman) from Toronto, Canada

And the celebration of the ordinary and the idea that true love will out itself whatever the obstacles put in its way.

The casting was inspired and utterly believable in this wondrous adaptation. I never tire of Ciaran Hinds, there seems to be so many layers in what he brings to his far too infrequent roles in films. I believe he is mainly a stage actor.

The story bears truth to Jane Austen's original work, and I am a long time fan of Austen.

Amanda is not glamorous in her role of Anne Elliot. But her truth and honour stand steady in the ebb and flow of the values, minor complaints and minutiae of her family life. It is clear from the beginning that she is the one with all the missing qualities in the others.

Fiona Shaw also captivates in the role of Mrs. Croft who strikes out in a completely different kind of lifestyle for the era, sailing the seven seas with her husband and sharing his adventures.

8 out 10. Well done to all concerned.

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