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The Making of a Lady (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 February 2014 (USA)
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,Emily's ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Lydia Wilson ...
Emily Fox Seton
Maggie Fox ...
Mrs. Parke
Sarah Ridgeway ...
Jane
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Lady Maria Byrne
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Lord James Walderhurst.
Souad Faress ...
Ameerah
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Captain Alec Osborn
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Hester Osborn
Victoria Ross ...
Annabelle Rivers
Lucy Gape ...
Agatha Slade
Malcolm Storry ...
Mr. Litton
Claire Hackett ...
Mrs. Litton
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,Emily's employer. It is an arrangement for them both - in James' case to stop the family home passing to James' cousin Alec Osborn and his Anglo-Indian wife Hester. However affection soon grows between them but James is posted to India with his regiment and the Osborns come to stay with Emily,telling her James sent them to look after her. But they have lied and Alec's alarming mood swings brought on by illness threatens Emily's pregnancy and drives the staff away. Soon Emily realises that the couple mean to kill her and take the house for themselves. With only her loyal maid Jane for support how can she thwart their plan? Written by don @ minifie-1

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Rushed, but surprising
6 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

A lot of reviews say this is bad, but I didn't think so. Before watching, I had no knowledge of the story, just that it was a period piece. I'm glad for that, because it surprised me. It did start out as a love story, and just when I was settled to watching another period romance (I don't like romance), it suddenly became something different.

I admit, the story was a bit rushed. I don't know the original book, but maybe a two-part treatment would have been better. The beginning does start off at a good pace, but then suddenly everything seems to happen in a short space of time.

I have seen it compared to ITV's other period piece, Downton Abbey, but the comparison is completely wrong. While both have beautiful pictures, excellent costumes, and happen when women still wore long skirts, the similarities stop there. This is a TV movie, that is a long series. This is somewhat Gothic in feel, and centers around one woman, that has the character list that could be the length of one of my old school headmistresses' speeches (she was known for speaking for hours).

I thought the acting was done superbly. The main character, Emily, is played by Lydia Wilson, and she shows the required amount of gentle intelligence and slight naiveté that is required for the story. The other characters are sufficiently creepy, helped along by the equally creepy music.

I am going to read the book, and I'm sure the movie will wet other people's appetites as well. Partly because it feels like there should be more of the story.


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