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The Real Jane Austen (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Biography | Drama  -  30 December 2002 (UK)
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Young Jane Austen (as Lara Rebekah Harvey)
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Danielle Green ...
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Jane's Schoolmistress
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Aunt Lefroy
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James Austen
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A dramatized documentary on the life of Jane Austen.

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The tan and black gown with striped sleeves and black crepe bow on the bodice worn by Wendy Craig (Mrs.Lefroy) is the same costume worn by Penny Downie (Lady Judith Milbanke) at dinner after Annabella returns to her parents' house in Byron (2003), Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow) wears in Cranford (2007), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) wears playing cards at Barton Park in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram) wears in the final scene in Mansfield Park (2007), and Rosemary Enright wears at dinner in The Regency House Party (2004). The costume is also worn by an extra at the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

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Sewing and Archery
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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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