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Series cast summary:
 Emma (4 episodes, 2009)
 Mr. Woodhouse (4 episodes, 2009)
 Mr. Knightley (4 episodes, 2009)
 Anne Weston / ... (4 episodes, 2009)
 Mr. Weston (4 episodes, 2009)
 Harriet Smith (4 episodes, 2009)
 Mr. Elton (4 episodes, 2009)
 Miss Bates (4 episodes, 2009)
Valerie Lilley ...
 Mrs. Bates (4 episodes, 2009)
Dan Fredenburgh ...
 John Knightley (4 episodes, 2009)
Poppy Miller ...
 Isabella Knightley (4 episodes, 2009)
 Jane Fairfax (3 episodes, 2009)
 Frank Churchill (3 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Glover ...
 Henry Knightley (3 episodes, 2009)
Joshua Jones ...
 James Knightley (3 episodes, 2009)
 Robert Martin (3 episodes, 2009)
Veronica Roberts ...
 Mrs. Goddard (3 episodes, 2009)
 Augusta Elton / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
 Mrs. Cole (2 episodes, 2009)
 Miss Martin 1 (2 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Ovens ...
 Miss Martin 2 (2 episodes, 2009)


Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, a loving father whom she cares for, friends, and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriet to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend ends up attracted to Emma herself. But is Emma so focused on Harriet's happiness that she is not considering her own happiness in love? Written by Mel from the Untied Kingdom

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Love knows no boundaries. And neither does she.


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The floppy mesh bonnet worn by Christina Cole (Mrs. Elton) to church is the same costume worn by Emily Blunt (Victoria) in the garden in The Young Victoria (2009), by Rosamund Pike (Jane Bennet) in Meryton when she learns Mr. Bingley has returned to Netherfield in Pride & Prejudice (2005), by Catherine Walker (Eleanor Tilney) in the garden with Catherine in Northanger Abbey (2007), and by Jessica Ashworth (Lucy Lefroy) to church in Becoming Jane (2007). See more »


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Garai & Miller for my money
9 April 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

  • not that there's anything the matter at all with the two 1996

versions of Austen's novel or their two Emmas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Beckinsale, but I think that Romola Garai releases an Emma that's perfect: her obtuseness as far as the hearts of others are concerned is matched perfectly with the special kind of air-headed charm that Garai delivers (so very far from the sensible Cordelia she delivered in Ian McKellen's "King Lear"). Paltrow was beautiful, Beckinsale sweet, but Garai manages an Emma who seems unaffectedly oblivious to her own beauty and sweetness and only strives to do right by others – and fails. This appears to me to be the essence of the character that is the most fallible of Austen's heroines, with the possible exception of Catherine Morland in "Northanger Abbey." But apart from that, the scenes between Garai's Emma and Jonny Lee Miller's Mr. Knightley are electrifying. Especially their argument after Emma has talked Harriet Smith into rejecting Knightley's champion, Robert Martin. Miller's Knightley doesn't just correct Emma with a wish to render her a more blameless person – this Knightley truly enjoys his rows with Emma, without knowing it himself, of course: that clearly comes across.

The fact that the Director O'Hanlon has been extremely aware of every opportunity of non-verbal communication where the camera studiously catches every frown, every half-smile, every twinkling of an eye makes this version a pure delight to watch from beginning to end.

It's lovely.

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