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3 February 2008 (USA) See more »
In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Jeremy Lovering 
Writing credits
Gwyneth Hughes (written by)

Jane Austen  letters (uncredited)

Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: WGBH
Michas Kotz .... line producer
Jamie Laurenson .... producer
Anne Pivcevic .... producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer: BBC
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
Cinematography by
David Katznelson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Luke Dunkley 
Casting by
Jill Trevellick 
Production Design by
Melanie Allen 
Art Direction by
James Price 
Costume Design by
Andrea Galer 
Makeup Department
Cheryl Mitchell .... makeup artist
Mary-Anne Waite .... makeup supervisor
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... hair designer
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... makeup designer
Production Management
Susy Liddell .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grantly Butters .... first assistant director
Harry Jones .... third assistant director
Alex Streeter .... second assistant director
Art Department
Madeline Chan .... art department assistant (as Madeleine Chan)
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer
Richard Field .... stand-by art director
Peter Hallam .... property master
Camise Oldfield .... prop trainee
Andrew Smith .... stand-by carpenter
Nic Stubbings .... dressing props
Steve Thompson .... dressing props
Oli van der Vijver .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Philip Alton .... dialogue editor
James Bain .... boom operator
Rudi Buckle .... film sound
Shaun Buckle .... sound trainee
Joe Carey .... sound trainee (as Joseph Carey)
James Feltham .... dialogue editor
Michael Fentum .... sound effects editor
Nigel Heath .... dubbing mixer
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Julian Slater .... sound effects editor
Nick Roberts .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Ian Waggott .... foley artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Sebastian Barraclough .... clapper loader
Paddy Blake .... focus puller
Dan Carling .... camera trainee
Charlotte Bruus Christensen .... second camera operator
Jamie Hunt .... electrician
Mark Joiner .... electrician
Bruce Knight .... electrician
Wayne Mansell .... best boy
Keith Mead .... grip
Steven Read .... stand-by rigger (as Steve Read)
Otto Stenov .... gaffer
Alison Lai .... clapper loader: dailies (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Brown .... costume stand-by
Claire Collins .... assistant costume designer
Debbie O'Brien .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Richard Cradick .... on-line editor
Gwillym Hewetson .... assistant film editor
Jet Omoshebi .... telecine colorist
Patricia Scanlon .... post-production assistant
Andy Wood .... on-line editor
Ian Luxford .... post production producer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mark Beeton .... unit driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Peter Anderson .... title designer
Rick Behari .... publicist
Rupert Bray .... location manager
Daisy Caton-Jones .... floor runner
Jethro Ensor .... location manager
Michelle Franklin .... production secretary
Richard Green .... production accountant
Paul Harris .... choreographer
Liz Jegede .... assistant accountant
Nicola Mairs .... production coordinator
Melanie Proud .... production runner
Claire Rees .... picture campaign executive
Simon Scott .... assistant location manager
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Kevin Towell .... location assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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90 min
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The blue-striped dress with long sleeves worn by a housemaid at Chawton Cottage is the same costume worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse) at Hartfield in Emma (1996), by a guest at the Towers in the opening scene of "Wives and Daughters" (1999), and by Mali Harries (Ann Rood) for her wedding in Byron (2003) (TV).See more »
Mme. Bigeon:[late at night, both in nightgowns; strong French accent] My friend in Paris has read a wonderful new book called 'Raison and Sensibilite'
Jane Austen:Sense and Sensibility?
Mme. Bigeon:My friend says, whoever the woman is who wrote this book, she knows more about love than anyone else in the world
Jane Austen:Like someone who can't cook writing a recipe book
Mme. Bigeon:Passion is for the young. It fades so quickly.
Jane Austen:[wistfully] Not in our dreams
Mme. Bigeon:Comfort remains, friendship remains, if you are lucky as I was.
Jane Austen:Happiness in marriage remains a matter of chance
Mme. Bigeon:But the fuss we make about who to choose. And love still dies and money still vanishes. And, spinster, lover, wife, every woman has regrets. So we read about your heroines and feel young again. And in love. And full of hope. As if we can make that choice again.
Jane Austen:And do it right this time
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42 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Now that's better . . ., 28 April 2008
Author: alfa-16 from Rural Kent, UK

As one of the many Austen fans still smarting from the vacuously boring Becoming Jane, I was nervous about this. As if sensing this apprehension, Miss Austen Regrets set off at a gallop. One and a half minutes in and we are already over the worst hurdles. We have a talented, intelligent lead - an innovative, sparkily humorous script - tactful and assured direction. Phew!

All memory of the toxically banal Ann Hathaway as the younger Jane evaporated as the lovely Olivia Williams settled into the part - so successfully that the sideswipe the writer takes at the earlier production 20 minutes in seems inappropriately vengeful.

Without hitting the exact spot, this was very, very much better.

It played on safer ground. It portrays Austen between the publication of Mansfield Park and Emma, just starting on the first draft of Persuasion and surrounds her with characters with credible lives of their own. It does an excellent job of demonstrating just how fragile was the life of even a woman successful and famous enough to be a guest of the Prince Regent. Only by marriage rather than as a result of her work can Jane support her family in their modest style of life. Questions over her brother's estate threaten the house she lives in but can never own. This insecurity is what Miss Austen really regrets.

All the minor performances are what you'd expect from top-drawer BBC period drama and Olivia Williams and Imogen Poots are excellent in the two central roles of aunt who hasn't given up flirting and the niece about to become engaged who is still learning the ropes. The whole production portrays an interesting life, full of love, frustration, struggle and uncertainty about life's choices, and does something like justice to one of the greatest authors of literature and her most intimate concerns.

So, if you've seen neither of the two recent dramas about Jane Austen's life and you're prone to kicking the cat when angered, make absolutely certain that you see this one first.

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