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"Emma" (2009) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2009-

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Emma: Season 1: Episode 4 -- What was intended as a day of fun turns into a day of agony for everyone on the Box Hill excursion. Things come to a head when, egged on by Frank, Emma behaves very badly, insulting Miss Bates. When Frank's controlling aunt dies, the Westons expect him to propose to Emma - but his actions set in motion a chain of events that both shock Emma and make her realise something that has been in plain sight all along.


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 (Series Cast [22])

Romola Garai ... Emma (4 episodes, 2009)

Michael Gambon ... Mr. Woodhouse (4 episodes, 2009)

Jonny Lee Miller ... Mr. Knightley (4 episodes, 2009)

Jodhi May ... Anne Weston / ... (4 episodes, 2009)

Robert Bathurst ... Mr. Weston (4 episodes, 2009)

Louise Dylan ... Harriet Smith (4 episodes, 2009)

Blake Ritson ... Mr. Elton (4 episodes, 2009)

Tamsin Greig ... 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)

Laura Pyper ... Jane Fairfax (3 episodes, 2009)

Rupert Evans ... Frank Churchill (3 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Glover ... Henry Knightley (3 episodes, 2009)
Joshua Jones ... James Knightley (3 episodes, 2009)

Jefferson Hall ... Robert Martin (3 episodes, 2009)
Veronica Roberts ... Mrs. Goddard (3 episodes, 2009)

Christina Cole ... Augusta Elton / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Liza Sadovy ... Mrs. Cole (2 episodes, 2009)

Eileen O'Higgins ... Miss Martin 1 (2 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Ovens ... Miss Martin 2 (2 episodes, 2009)
Pauline Stone ... Mrs Martin / ... (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Jim O'Hanlon (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Writing credits
Jane Austen (4 episodes, 2009)
Sandy Welch (4 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
George Ormond .... producer (4 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Phillippa Giles .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Michas Kotz .... line producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Original Music by
Samuel Sim (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Cinematography by
Adam Suschitzky (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Film Editing by
Mark Thornton (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Casting by
Gemma Hancock (4 episodes, 2009)
Sam Stevenson (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Production Design by
Stevie Herbert (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Art Direction by
Pilar Foy (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Costume Design by
Rosalind Ebbutt (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Makeup Department
Tina Brown .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Karen Edwards .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Gerda Lauciute .... hair trainee / makeup trainee (2 episodes, 2009)
Anne Oldham .... hair designer / makeup designer (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Curry .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2009)
Sarah Mooney .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 2009)
Tom Rye .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 2009)
Natalie Allin .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Art Department
Catriona McKail .... standby art director (4 episodes, 2009)
Louis Turner .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2009)
Colin Bayliss .... property master (2 episodes, 2009)
Jim Booth .... stand-by carpenter (2 episodes, 2009)
Alan Briant .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2009)
Phil Bull .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2009)
Gill Farr .... production buyer (2 episodes, 2009)
Heather Gordon .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Clare Holton .... assistant buyer (2 episodes, 2009)
Andy Hunt .... dressing props (2 episodes, 2009)
Gary Leech .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 2009)
Georgina Millett .... graphic designer (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Sound Department
Adam Davidson .... adr recordist (4 episodes, 2009)
Romain Drouillon .... french dubbing mixer / french dubbing recordist (4 episodes, 2009)
Ben Norrington .... sound editor / dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Leyton Rooney .... foley editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Simon Trundle .... foley mixer (4 episodes, 2009)
Ian Waggott .... foley artist (4 episodes, 2009)
Fraser Barber .... sound mixer / sound recordist (2 episodes, 2009)
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2009)
James Harris .... sound maintenance (2 episodes, 2009)
Gideon Jensen .... sound trainee (2 episodes, 2009)
David Old .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Special Effects by
Stuart Browne .... special effects technician (4 episodes, 2009)
Colin Gorry .... special effects supervisor (4 episodes, 2009)
Jonathan Wilson .... special effects trainee (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Visual Effects by
Simon Brook .... visual effects editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Adam Eddy .... visual effects editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Jonathan Privett .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2009)
Alan Williamson .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Stunts
Dean Forster .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Tom Lucy .... stunts (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Louisa Court .... grip assistant (4 episodes, 2009)
Steve Howe .... standby rigger (4 episodes, 2009)
Mary Kyte .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 2009)
David McAnulty .... key grip (4 episodes, 2009)
Luke Redgrave .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2009)
Alex Scott .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2009)
Pete Scott .... electrician (4 episodes, 2009)
Simon Baker .... "a" camera operator/steadicam (2 episodes, 2009)
Donovan Buckley .... lighting support (2 episodes, 2009)
Hamish Doyne-Ditmas .... camera operator: dailies (2 episodes, 2009)
George Haldsworth .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)
Angus Macrae .... generator operator (2 episodes, 2009)
Tom McFarling .... clapper loader (2 episodes, 2009)
Dave Owen .... best boy (2 episodes, 2009)
Carolina Schmidtholstein .... best boy (2 episodes, 2009)
Kim Seber .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon Surtees .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (2 episodes, 2009)
Dylan Thomas .... lighting support (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Brown .... stand-by costume (2 episodes, 2009)
Amanda Keable .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Vicky Salway .... stand-by costume (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Editorial Department
Jet Omoshebi .... colorist (4 episodes, 2009)
Jo Smyth .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2009)
Series Music Department
Darrell Alexander .... music producer (4 episodes, 2009)
Mikael Carlsson .... soundtrack producer (4 episodes, 2009)
Series Other crew
Amanda Dudley .... floor runner (4 episodes, 2009)
Kingsley Frances-Gray .... principal dancer (4 episodes, 2009)
Antonia Gordon .... script editor (4 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Lawson .... accounts trainee (4 episodes, 2009)
Darin McLeod .... assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2009)
Kevin Proctor .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2009)
Chris Sheriff .... unit manager (4 episodes, 2009)
Peter Anderson Studio .... title designer (4 episodes, 2009)
Katharine Tidy .... home economist (4 episodes, 2009)
Rupert Bray .... location manager (2 episodes, 2009)
Esther Dennis .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Harris .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2009)
Karen Jones .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Maybury .... assistant production accountant (2 episodes, 2009)
Tania Neumann .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2009)
Annabel Norbury .... floor runner (2 episodes, 2009)
Nikki Sabben .... unit medic (2 episodes, 2009)
Lotty Underwood .... production runner (2 episodes, 2009)
Denis Wray .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2009)

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UK:240 min (4 parts) | UK:240 min
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Did You Know?

The tan Spencer Jodhi May (Anne Taylor/Weston) wears walking in the garden with Mr. Knightley is the same costume worn by Natasha Little (Becky Sharp) at the Sedley's house in "Vanity Fair" (1998), and by Elizabeth Devonport walking in the garden with Miss Hopkins in "The Regency House Party" (2004). The costume is also worn by Rosemary Enright in "The Regency House Party" (2004)See more »
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Version of "Emma" (1972)See more »


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24 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
I grudgingly admit I quite enjoyed this..., 28 October 2009
Author: LouE15 from United Kingdom

Not another "Emma"! And not Romola Garai! This was never my favourite Jane Austen book, always read with "what's the point?" on my lips; and I've never really taken to Garai's rather frosty beauty on screen. But I found myself liking this adaptation in spite of myself as it went on. Grudgingly. But really, there are other books out there! Must we do the same dance over and over again? Despite being determined to dislike Garai's "Emma", by the end I was appreciative of how she managed to balance her character foibles and genuinely good qualities. Johnny Lee Miller took a bit of getting used to, but put in an excellent, subtle and likable performance as Mr Knightley. My only slight snarky point would be that there didn't appear to be a really discernible difference in age between him and Emma, which represents such a significant barrier in the original story to Emma's consideration of Mr Knightley as something more than a scolding old friend, her superior in age, intellect and gravitas. Generally the cast was high quality – I'd love to see Jodhi May given more full-on screen time. Her face as a (slightly!) older woman is as extraordinary as it was when she played the silent screen star in "Last of the Mohicans" way back in 1992.

There were more of the now familiar jarring, socially-aware inserts into the screenplay from writer Sandy Welch - it's almost comforting to note that they sit as uncomfortably in Austen's text as they did in Gaskell's ("North & South"). Somehow her scripts seem to make the least of the best material – I can't quite work it out. Very annoying, like the awkward waving at each other frequently indulged in by the lead characters. At least it wasn't all about heaving bosoms, as others have been. But the last two episodes were, I thought, very much better, less awkward, more serious and more seriously enjoyable, than the first two.

I've always experienced Mr Woodhouse, Emma's father, as a fussy, over-delicate, nervous and entirely unlikeable character. But writer Welch and Michael Gambon have done something very interesting: they've turned him into someone who might almost have a nameable medical condition in today's psychologically aware times. This, together with Emma's loving and committed care of him, generates considerable empathy…this Mr Woodhouse is a person that a lot of people with an elderly parent or grandparent might well recognise. That was a touchingly unexpected thing to tease from the source material.

Still, I'd love to now move on from the microscopic study of the 1% of Regency England that dwelt in fine houses and did nothing but sit interminably in elegant chairs. All right, so I didn't have to watch it…but I always do…

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