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The Real Jane Austen (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Drama  |  30 December 2002 (UK)
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A dramatized documentary on the life of Jane Austen.

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Young Jane Austen (as Lara Rebekah Harvey)
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A dramatized documentary on the life of Jane Austen.

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The red print gown worn by Catherine Bigg is the same costume worn by Susan Fleetwood (Lady Russell) at the party at Camden Place in Persuasion (1995), Sheila Gish (Mrs.Norris) while Fanny reads the newspaper aloud in Mansfield Park (1999), a guest at a London ball in Byron (2003), Elizabeth Devonport to dinner in The Regency House Party (2004), Hayley Atwell (Mary Crawford) in Mansfield Park (2007), Daisy Haggard (Anne Steele) to the London ball in Sense & Sensibility (2008), and Alex Kingston (Mrs.Bennet) in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

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Features Pride and Prejudice (1995) See more »

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Paying for the Party
(Mansfield Park Soundtrack)
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A brave and inventive use of the drama-doc format
15 August 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The life of Jane Austen is hardly the stuff of high drama - eschewing romantic liaisons and social life and preferring to stay home like some old-before-her-time puritan matriarch. However, this wonderful drama doc, which benefits from perfect casting and a subtle, gentle approach to editing and camera work, makes perfect use of what dramatic events did occur in the life of our favourite literary spinster.


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