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Northanger Abbey (2007)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  20 January 2008 (USA)
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Austen (voice)
Michael Judd ...
Julia Dearden ...
David Brittain ...
Gothic Villain
Patrick Ryan ...
Gothic Villain
Desmond Barrit ...
David Sheehan ...
Cheeky Man
Mal Whyte ...
Rude Man
Henry Tilney (as J J Feild)
Myles Breen ...


When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by garykmcd

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The red and white muslin gown Catherine Walker (Eleanor Tilney) wears to greet Catherine and Henry when they return from Woodston in is the same gown worn by a wedding guest in Emma (1996). See more »


When Mr. Henry Tilney meets Mrs. Morland, he virtually drains his glass, which is then refilled ("I should like to pay my respects"), and drained again ("Perhaps Miss Morland"). See more »


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A thrilling and bang-up-to-date adaption of a fantastic book.
26 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Northanger Abbey is not just one of my favourite Jane Austen books, but also one of my favourite books full stop. So, when hearing of an ITV adaption, I was in equal parts excited and nervous.

Well, after seeing it I can only praise it. The cast performed extremely well - especially JJ Field as the charming and likable Henry Tilney, and Felicity Jones as the naive and excitable Catherine Morland

  • the direction was top class, and the narrative - though not always

faithful to the book - was pretty much faultless.

Some people may be disappointed in the less-faithful parts of the feature, but I felt that they fit in very well with Ms. Austen's novel. They were charming and felt very up-to-date in a way that would appeal to both Jane Austen lover's, and people who just wanted to watch a good film on Sunday night.

If you haven't seen this, then I highly recommend it, and I know that I certainly will be buying the DVD.

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