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"Sense & Sensibility" (2008) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2008-

Sense & Sensibility: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.


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Release Date:
30 March 2008 (USA) See more »
Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance... See more »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast [22])

Hattie Morahan ... Elinor Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)

Charity Wakefield ... Marianne Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)

David Morrissey ... Colonel Brandon (3 episodes, 2008)

Janet McTeer ... Mrs. Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)

Dan Stevens ... Edward Ferrars (3 episodes, 2008)

Dominic Cooper ... Willoughby (3 episodes, 2008)

Lucy Boynton ... Margaret Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)

Mark Williams ... Sir John Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)

Linda Bassett ... Mrs. Jennings (3 episodes, 2008)

Claire Skinner ... Fanny Dashwood (3 episodes, 2008)

Rosanna Lavelle ... Lady Middleton (3 episodes, 2008)

Mark Gatiss ... John Dashwood (2 episodes, 2008)

Caroline Hayes ... Eliza (2 episodes, 2008)
David S. Glover ... Foot (2 episodes, 2008)

Daisy Haggard ... Miss Steele (2 episodes, 2008)
Anna Madeley ... Lucy Steele (2 episodes, 2008)

Leo Bill ... Robert Ferrars (2 episodes, 2008)
Morgan Overton ... Little Henry (2 episodes, 2008)
Tim McMullan ... Mr. Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)

Tabitha Wady ... Charlotte Palmer (2 episodes, 2008)
Roy Holder ... Thomas (2 episodes, 2008)
David Glover ... Foot (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
John Alexander (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Writing credits
Jane Austen (3 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Davies (3 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Vanessa De Sousa .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH (3 episodes, 2008)
Anne Pivcevic .... producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Jessica Pope .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Martin Phipps (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
Sean Bobbitt (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Film Editing by
Roy Sharman (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Casting by
Kate Rhodes James (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Design by
James Merifield (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Art Direction by
Paul Ghirardani (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Costume Design by
Michele Clapton (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Makeup Department
Zoe Clare Brown .... hair artist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Carolyn Cousins .... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Karen Hartley .... hair designer / makeup designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Lois McIntosh .... hair artist / makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)

Louise Coles .... makeup trainee (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Alice Greenland .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Darin McLeod .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angharad Jones .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Nige Watson .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Paula Turnbull .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)

Matt Alder .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Garry Dawson .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2008)
Shane Harford .... dressing props (3 episodes, 2008)
Joe Hawthorne .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2008)
Toni Kelly .... stand-by rigger (3 episodes, 2008)
Kat Law .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Louis Turner .... standby props (3 episodes, 2008)
Paul Turner .... standby props (3 episodes, 2008)
Kellie Waugh .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2008)
Steve Wheeler .... property master (3 episodes, 2008)
Deborah Wilson .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2008)
Jeff Woodbridge .... stand-by carpenter (3 episodes, 2008)

Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster (unknown episodes)
Camise Oldfield .... trainee props (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2008)
Steve Hancock .... sound assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Hilliker .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 2008)
Mike Reardon .... boom swinger (3 episodes, 2008)
Lee Crichlow .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Alex Ellerington .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Steve Little .... dialogue editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Visual Effects by
Michelle Martin .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Gary Connery .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Morgan Johnson .... fight coordinator (1 episode, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Adrian .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2008)
Natasha Back .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2008)
Ben Battersby .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2008)
Peter Davies .... genny op (3 episodes, 2008)
Ian Glenister .... best boy (3 episodes, 2008)
Trevor Hale .... electrician (3 episodes, 2008)
Steve Pugh .... grip (3 episodes, 2008)
Suzanne Sanders .... electrician (3 episodes, 2008)
Mark Thornton .... electrician (3 episodes, 2008)
Brian Beaumont .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2008)
Rob Gilmour .... camera assistant (2 episodes, 2008)

Nick Cooke .... daily camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Alex Hudson .... grip: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Davis .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Alex Fordham .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Katie Hill .... wardrobe supervisor / costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2008)

Sheara Abrahams .... costume trainee (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Amar Ingreji .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Vincent Narduzzo .... telecine colorist (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Music Department
Rael Jones .... musician: guitar (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Other crew
Peter Anderson .... title designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Stephen Bradbury .... assistant production accountant (3 episodes, 2008)
Rupert Bray .... location manager (3 episodes, 2008)
Surian Fletcher-Jones .... script editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Franklin .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2008)
Crispin Hardy .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2008)
Josie Kelly .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2008)
Tamara King .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2008)
Tim Leith .... picture publicity (3 episodes, 2008)
Alison Liddle .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Tess Malone .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Adam Olley .... assistant production accountant (3 episodes, 2008)
Michelle Osborn .... publicist (3 episodes, 2008)
Thalia Reynolds .... talent rights executive (3 episodes, 2008)
Gordon Ronald .... production consultant (3 episodes, 2008)
Sam Rook .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2008)
Rory Shaw .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2008)
Julia Walsh .... script editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Alex Grasham .... production runner (2 episodes, 2008)

Vicky Cole .... script supervisor daily (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

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Russia:180 min (2 parts) | 180 min (3 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The striped muslin day dress Charity Wakefield (Marianne Dashwood) wears when Edward calls at Mrs. Jennings' London house is the same costume worn by Helen Fraser (Mrs. Morland) at Fullerton in "Screen Two: Northanger Abbey (#3.7)" (1987), by Toni Collette (Harriet Smith) while reading Mr. Elton's charade in Emma (1996), and by Sophia Myles (Susan Price) at Portsmouth in Mansfield Park (1999).See more »
Continuity: The scene: Elinor finds Edward chopping wood in the rain. We see Elinor approaching with her arms holding the shawl over her head and shoulders. When the shot shifts and we see Elinor from her back, the shawl is covering only her head, with arms over the shawl.See more »
Hey, Ho, the Wind and the RainSee more »


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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Jolt of a lifetime..., 18 April 2008
Author: peterquennell from United States

Truth is, my wife is (was) the family's one Jane Austen addict so I had zero inkling up-front of the two truly extraordinary story arcs. To say that this production is one wild, nail-biting roller-coaster ride is putting it pretty mildly.

To follow Hattie Morahan's warm, kind, brave and hypnotically beautiful Elinor through to her dismal and heart-breaking dead-end in life, via a seeming never-ending series of emotional whacks... that's story-telling of the most profoundest kind.

And then into that truly stunning few moments where eyes are absolutely GLUED to Elinor's quivering back... that's movie-making beyond awesome.

I've dutifully watched the movie version too now. These REALLY go well together. The movie is intensely beautiful to look at and has great crowd scenes. Highly worth watching for the alternative take on the Marianne story; I liked it without necessarily preferring it. Each version has some dialog that greatly helps understand points in the other.

No review I've read yet has mentioned the great voice-over commentary on the DVD. Director, producer and four leads. Nice happy family that one is. Hattie Morahan is self-effacing almost to the point of invisibility, but she has a truly great laugh we hear often. Remarks by "Edward" and "Marianne" and "Willoughby" are warm, funny and at times really insightful, and leave one liking each of them a lot.

Plus we hear just how the director and producer arrived at many of their outcomes, adjusted things post-production, set up the scenes in the many houses and the studios, struggled for continuity, and came up with that proposal scene - told in that self-effacing and often funny British way, but they're true talents.

And Janeites, please get this: the team makes it increasingly clear that there are several hours of unused scenes still in the can. They are not offered here on this DVD. So, a 4-or-5-hour director's-cut version? Okay. You know what to do...

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