A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Jane Eyre (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Rochester (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Mrs. Fairfax (4 episodes, 2006)
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 John Eshton (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Grace Poole (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Mrs. Reed (4 episodes, 2006)
Arthur Cox ...
 Colonel Dent (4 episodes, 2006)
Tim Goodman ...
 Sir George Lynn (4 episodes, 2006)
Ned Irish ...
 George (4 episodes, 2006)
Daniel Pirrie ...
 Mason / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Lady Ingram (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Blanche Ingram (4 episodes, 2006)
Jeanne Golding ...
 Lady Lynn (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Lynn Brother (4 episodes, 2006)
Cosima Littlewood ...
 Adele (4 episodes, 2006)
Elsa Mollien ...
 Sophie (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Bessie (4 episodes, 2006)
Amy Steel ...
 Dent Twin (4 episodes, 2006)
Beth Steel ...
 Dent Twin (4 episodes, 2006)
Charlotte West-Oram ...
 Mrs. Dent (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Eliza Reed (3 episodes, 2006)
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 St. John Rivers (2 episodes, 2006)
Stephen Tomlin ...
 Doctor Carter (2 episodes, 2006)
Dan Armour ...
 Shepherd (2 episodes, 2006)
Alisa Arnah ...
 Georgiana Reed (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Briggs (2 episodes, 2006)
Letty Butler ...
 Leah (2 episodes, 2006)
Claudia Coulter ...
 Bertha (2 episodes, 2006)
Maisie Dimbleby ...
 Mary Ingram (2 episodes, 2006)
Bethany Gill ...
 Eliza Reed (2 episodes, 2006)
Hugo Heathcote ...
 Celine's Lover / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Young Jane Eyre (2 episodes, 2006)
Peter Ivatts ...
 Clergyman (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Rosamond Oliver (2 episodes, 2006)
Emma Lowndes ...
 Mary Rivers (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Helen Burns (2 episodes, 2006)
Jacqueline Pilton ...
 Hannah (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Celine Varens (2 episodes, 2006)
Stacey Sampson ...
 Servant (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Diana Rivers (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Church Clerk (2 episodes, 2006)
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The T.V. adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre is about a young woman who becomes governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester, a brooding and enigmatic man. She falls in love with him. But what secrets lie in his past and threaten to enter his future? Written by Ga-bsi

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Toby Stephens has also played another Bronte sisters lead male character (Gilbert in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)). See more »

Goofs

In the establishing long shoot of the scene, "An Ernest Proposal," Rochester is standing in the shade and Jane is walking from the sun into the shaded area. When the dialog begins, although they've maintained their positions, Jane is now standing in the shade and Rochester is standing in the sun. This is probably due to the dialog being filmed at a different time. See more »

Quotes

Edward Fairfax Rochester: Jane, I want a wife. I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me. I want a wife to share my bed every night. All day if we wish. If I can't have that, I'd rather die. We're not the platonic sort, Jane.
Jane Eyre: [Take his face in her hands as she faces him] Can you see me?
[Rochester nods yes]
Jane Eyre: Then hear this Edward. Your life is not yours to give up. It is mine. All mine. And I forbid it.
[Begin kissing, camera pans out, music swells]
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Version of Theatre Parade: Jane Eyre (1937) See more »

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Jane Eyre
5 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I settled down to watch Jane Eyre with trepidation as all the other adaptations I have watched disappointed me in some way. By the end of the first episode I was thrilled with this remarkable new version of one of my favourite books. Ruth Wilson is a charming Jane - very believable and totally in character and Toby Stephen's Rochester is marvellous. All the supporting cast are just right for their roles and the photography is superb and the soundtrack very haunting. I think the setting of Thornfield Hall is brought to life magnificently. I was particularly pleased with the way the major events from the book are shown to us with only little variations from the chapters. That is always a major problem for me with any drama taken from a novel that the writers edit out too much or put their own things in for no reason but Sandy Welch has the knack of telling the story as it should be told. Looking forward to the next episodes.


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