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"Lost in Austen" (2008) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2008-

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Lost in Austen: Season 1: Episode 4 -- Darcy announces his engagement to Caroline; Amanda’s nemesis. This is coupled with the news that Bingley has run off with Lydia. This is surely all wrong; in the book Lydia ran away with Wickham!  The party rush to London to discover them.
Lost in Austen: Season 1: Episode 3 -- Amanda is forced to take a room at the inn in Meryton. When the situation turns ugly, Wickham comes to her rescue.  Wickham takes Amanda under his wing. He sees that Darcy is under her spell and tells her that Darcy is her destiny.
Lost in Austen: Season 1: Episode 2 -- Amanda arrives at Netherfield to find that Jane is indeed very ill. However the plan seems to be working; Bingley is falling for Jane!  But just when the story seems to be getting back on track, Mr Bennets’ grisly cousin, Mr Collins, arrives.
Lost in Austen: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Amanda Price, a young woman living in Hammersmith, London, spends yet another evening reading her beloved Pride and Prejudice.  On hearing a sound in her bathroom, Amanda finds herself face to face with one of her treasured protagonists, Elizabeth Bennet.
Lost in Austen: :  -- A woman finds herself in the middle of a Jane Austen novel in this fantasy film


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Release Date:
3 September 2008 (UK) See more »
Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [17])

Jemima Rooper ... Amanda Price (4 episodes, 2008)

Elliot Cowan ... Mr. Darcy (4 episodes, 2008)

Hugh Bonneville ... Mr. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
Florence Hoath ... Kitty Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)

Alex Kingston ... Mrs. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)

Morven Christie ... Jane Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)

Perdita Weeks ... Lydia Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)

Tom Mison ... Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)
Ruby Bentall ... Mary Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)

Christina Cole ... Caroline Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)

Tom Riley ... Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 2008)

Guy Henry ... Mr. Collins (3 episodes, 2008)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Pirhana (2 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Percival ... Michael (2 episodes, 2008)

Gemma Arterton ... Elizabeth Bennet (2 episodes, 2008)

Lindsay Duncan ... Lady Catherine de Bourgh (2 episodes, 2008)

Michelle Duncan ... Charlotte Lucas (2 episodes, 2008)

Series Directed by
Dan Zeff (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Writing credits
Guy Andrews (4 episodes, 2008)
Jane Austen (4 episodes, 2008)

Series Produced by
Guy Andrews .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Michele Buck .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Hugo Heppell .... executive producer: Screen Yorkshire (4 episodes, 2008)
Kate McKerrell .... producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Damien Timmer .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Brett Wilson .... line producer (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Original Music by
Christian Henson (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Cinematography by
David Higgs (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Film Editing by
Lois Bygrave (3 episodes, 2008)

Alan Levy (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Maggie Lunn (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Art Direction by
Andrew Holden-Stokes (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Costume Design by
Emma Rosenthal (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Makeup Department
Peta Dunstall .... assistant hair designer (4 episodes, 2008)
Sjaan Gillings .... daily makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Carli Mather .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Mairi Morrison .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Emma Scott .... hair designer / makeup designer / ... (4 episodes, 2008)
Debbie Hudson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Sharon O'Brien .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Production Management
Joe Cairns .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Jethro Harris .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)

Layla Blackman .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Cairns .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Eckersley .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2008)
Elaine Mackenzie .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Mike Gallivan .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Richard Harris .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Phill Reeves .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)

Guy Barker .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Ken Cumberland .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
Sophie Hebron .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John Condron .... prop hand / props (4 episodes, 2008)
Henry Gallagher .... stand-by painter (4 episodes, 2008)
Jamie Gray .... property buyer (4 episodes, 2008)
Graham McHugh .... scenic artist (4 episodes, 2008)
Bob Orr .... property master (4 episodes, 2008)
Martin Parker .... construction manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Waite .... carpenter (4 episodes, 2008)
Chris Watson .... stand-by carpenter (4 episodes, 2008)
Pawlo Wintoniuk .... stand-by art director (4 episodes, 2008)
Mary Wainwright .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Dean Chew .... prop hand (2 episodes, 2008)
Jay Pales .... prop hand (2 episodes, 2008)

Michael Turner .... prop hand (unknown episodes)
Helen Watson .... art department runner (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Dan Dewsnap .... sound maintenance (4 episodes, 2008)
Helen Dickson .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Carole Gleich .... dubbing editor (4 episodes, 2008)
John Pearson .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 2008)
Ellie Ruggeri .... adr recordist (4 episodes, 2008)
Adam Severs .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2008)
Marcus Bradshaw .... sound trainee (3 episodes, 2008)

Tom Deane .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer: Los Angeles (unknown episodes)
James Routh .... assistant dubbing mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Ashby .... grip (4 episodes, 2008)
Roddy Buxton .... electrician (4 episodes, 2008)
Steve Campbell .... electrician (4 episodes, 2008)
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2008)
Paul Hanning .... focus puller (4 episodes, 2008)
Stuart Holt .... electrician (4 episodes, 2008)
Ian Jackson .... rigging gaffer (4 episodes, 2008)
Naresh Kaushal .... camera trainee (4 episodes, 2008)
Howard Roe .... generator operator (4 episodes, 2008)
Kim Vinegrad .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 2008)
Emma Friend .... camera trainee (3 episodes, 2008)

Peter Butler .... additional cinematographer (unknown episodes)
Daniel Gadd .... focus puller: second unit (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Camilla Evans .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Becky Davies .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Daniella Pearman .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Kat Willis .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Series Editorial Department
Dawn Comber .... picture editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Mandy Miller .... post-production paperwork (4 episodes, 2008)
Serkan Nihat .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Horsewood .... colorist (3 episodes, 2008)
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Series Music Department
Hilary Skewes .... musician contractor (6 episodes, 2008)
Samuel Karl Bohn .... assistant to composer (4 episodes, 2008)
Ben Foskett .... orchestrator (4 episodes, 2008)
Simon Whiteside .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2008)

Alison Wright .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Ian Bennett .... camera car driver (1 episode, 2008)

John Armistead .... unit driver (unknown episodes)
Howard Cawthorn .... unit driver (unknown episodes)
Mark Jones .... unit driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Natasha Bayford .... publicity manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Andy Booth .... unit medic (4 episodes, 2008)
Joseph Cairns .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Oliver Cockerham .... production office runner (4 episodes, 2008)
Kayleigh Cruickshank .... location assistant (4 episodes, 2008)
Robyn Frame .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2008)
Kingsley Frances-Gray .... principal dancer (4 episodes, 2008)
Luke Franklin .... script editor (4 episodes, 2008)
Rebecca Keane .... series creative director / creative director (4 episodes, 2008)
Fiona Mcgarva .... publicist (4 episodes, 2008)
Diane Pontefract .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Jemima Thomas .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Charlie Thompson .... location manager (4 episodes, 2008)
Jenny Uglow .... historical advisor (4 episodes, 2008)
Jon Williams .... head of production (4 episodes, 2008)
Richard Wood .... production accountant (4 episodes, 2008)
Michael Noble .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Paul Harris .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2008)
Chris Pavey .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2008)

Christopher Pavey .... floor runner (unknown episodes)
Sarah Rhodes .... floor runner (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
180 min (4 episodes)

Did You Know?

The white polka dot dress with ornate floral pattern on the bodice that Ruby Bentall (Mary Bennet) wears to the Meryton Assembly Ball is the same costume Julia Sawalha (Lydia Bennet) wears while observing Wickham horse riding in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995), and Dagmara Dominczyk (Mercedès Iguanada) wears at the office of Monsieur Villefort in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).See more »
Anachronisms: When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head.See more »
Amanda Price:[to Elizabeth through the door] Collins. On the page, OK, he's pretty bad. In the flesh, he's all-time king of the mingers!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Lost in Austen: Behind the Scenes (2008) (TV)See more »


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48 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful breath of fresh air!, 7 September 2008
Author: tiarin_angel from Sweden

I am utterly captivated by this refreshing take on Austen. I used to love romantic periodical novels when much younger, but they have since fallen out of favour with me, as they are all so alike. Here I am quite unaware, as of yet, what may happen and I absolutely adore the suspense.

The actors are well chosen for their task and I am quickly falling in love with them one by one. I never thought I would see Mr Bingley as adorable, but in this it is quite so. The characterizations over all are very well thought out, especially Mr Bennet (the father). I must also give Alex Kingston some cheer for her portrayal of Mrs Bennet, as it is a far more layered performance than one would first expect.

Our leading lady is also quite the find. She is very human without being the typical foot-in-mouth we usually see in these trapped-in-another-world stories. Not to say that she doesn't make mistakes, but it has yet to become painful or terribly unbelievable in any way.

So to summarize: Watch this series, not because you are an Austen puritan, which may make you regret such action, but because you love periodicals, fantasy and beautiful language. Oh, and romance that takes its sweet time. ^^

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