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Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel)
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1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Lydia Wilson ... Emily Fox Seton
Maggie Fox ... Mrs. Parke
Sarah Ridgeway ... Jane

Joanna Lumley ... Lady Maria Byrne

Linus Roache ... Lord James Walderhurst.
Souad Faress ... Ameerah

James D'Arcy ... Captain Alec Osborn

Hasina Haque ... Hester Osborn
Victoria Ross ... Annabelle Rivers
Lucy Gape ... Agatha Slade
Malcolm Storry ... Mr. Litton
Claire Hackett ... Mrs. Litton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Winker ... Anabelle's Mother (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Curson Smith 
Writing credits
Kate Brooke (written by)

Frances Hodgson Burnett (novel 'The Making of a Marchioness')

Produced by
Kate Brooke .... executive producer
Stevie Lee .... executive producer
Julian Meers .... line producer
Jo Willett .... producer
Original Music by
Rob Lane (original music by)
Cinematography by
Tony Slater Ling (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne Sopel 
Casting by
Kate Rhodes James 
Production Design by
Pat Campbell 
Art Direction by
Frederic Evard 
Set Decoration by
Elaine McLenachan 
Costume Design by
Alexandra Caulfield 
Makeup Department
Linzi Bowen .... makeup artist
Nic Collins .... hair & make up designer
Carolyn Cousins .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lynn Roberts .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Cumberland .... first assistant director
Chantelle Stoffel .... second assistant director
John William Turner .... third assistant director
Art Department
Dion Banner .... head supervising painter
Alistair Brauders .... dressing props
Neil Glynn .... props
Heather Gordon .... graphic designer
Tom Higgins .... standby carpenter
Peter Johnson .... construction manager
Andrew Laybats .... painter
Ian Lucas .... props
Rebecca Milton .... standby art director
Peter O'Rourke .... prop master
Liberty Thompson .... art department runner
Greg White .... props storeman
Sound Department
Rodney Berling .... sound effects editor
Chris Devlin .... boom operator
Dan Dewsnap .... boom operator
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer
Simon Koelmeyer .... sound recordist
Rich Macar .... adr recording mixer
Linda Murdoch .... dialogue editor
Andrew Simmons .... foley editor
Special Effects by
Ben Ashmore .... special effects supervisor
Dominic Preece .... horse master
Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kerry Arthur .... first assistant camera: b
Jon Best .... gaffer
Aidan Dungait .... second assistant camera
J.P. Judge .... electrician
Roland Keane .... camera facilities coordinator
Andy Levett .... assistant grip
Steve McGrail .... best boy
Ross Pearson .... stand-by rigger
Oliver Pillon .... digital imaging technician
Steve Smith .... first assistant camera
Ben Taylor .... camera trainee
Marc Tempest .... grip
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Steve Worsley .... electrician
Casting Department
Daniel Edwards .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kellie Jane Holland .... wardrobe daily
Abi Nettleship .... costume trainee
Sharon Ryal .... wardrobe daily
Karen Sellers .... wardrobe daily
Lupt Utama .... costume supervisor
Lex Wood .... costume standby
Editorial Department
Clyde Kellett .... on-line editor
Thy Quach .... assistant editor
Sonny Sheridan .... colorist
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (uncredited)
Music Department
Richey Rynkowski .... composer assistant
Other crew
John Bracewell .... safety diver
Tom Bray .... floor runner
Ella Brookes .... production coordinator
Sara Doughty .... script supervisor
Andrew Henstock .... unit manager
Sam Knowles .... legal services
Rosamund McCarthy .... production accountant
Tariq Mirza .... legal services
James Muirhead .... location manager
Kathryn Adelaide Wilson .... production assistant

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14 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Clichéd nonsense that passes the time if you're feeling forgiving, 22 December 2012
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

THE MAKING OF A LADY is a 2012 ITV adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, THE MAKING OF A MARCHIONESS. Being entirely unfamiliar with the story, I sat down to check it out, and ended up watching a television film of two parts.

The first half is an entirely conventional romance between ANY HUMAN HEART's Lydia Wilson (keeping her clothes on this time around) and Linus Roache, playing almost exactly the same role as the one in ITV'S TITANIC shown earlier this year. The look, the feel, the script, everything is familiar and safe.

The second half moves into unfamiliar territory as the plot gradually develops into a mystery/thriller, somewhere along the lines of a Wilkie Collins novel. I don't mind a bit of melodrama, but this ends up just as clichéd and predictable as the first half, albeit in a different genre. The would-be villains aren't menacing in the least and there's a pantomime feel to the whole production.

In the end, I didn't buy it. I appreciate the thought and effort that went into this, and I always like new productions of the more unfamiliar classics, but THE MARKING OF A LADY has zero style and not much else to recommend it.

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