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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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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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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

Jane Eyre: [Gets out of the coach a couple miles from Thornfield] Take my trunk on up to Thornfield, would you?
Coach Driver: Won't you ride, Miss? You've had a very long journey.
Jane Eyre: No, I'm nearly home. It's my favorite walk.
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Version of Jane Eyre (1934) See more »

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A stunning version with stunning performances
7 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first read Jane Eyre when I was 9 years old - a very tatty edition that belonged to my Grandmother - and from that moment on I was hooked. I've read it several times since then and Rochester was my first literary hero : I fell in love with him then and continue to do so with each reading/viewing.

Like thousands of others, I fell completely under the spell of this version - and was bewitched by the performances from the two leads. In particular the portrayal of Rochester from the gorgeous Toby Stephens. He brought Rochester to life. Only a heart of stone could fail to have been moved by his performance. This was a classic portrayal and one which will not be forgotten.

The definitive Rochester? Absolutely The definitive Jane Eyre? For sure Watch it and weep - unless you really do have a heart of stone.


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