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Jane Eyre 

A young governess falls in love with her mysterious employer, but a terrible secret puts their happiness at risk.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Zelah Clarke ...  Jane Eyre 10 episodes, 1983
Timothy Dalton ...  Rochester / ... 9 episodes, 1983
Carol Gillies Carol Gillies ...  Grace Poole 6 episodes, 1983
James Marcus James Marcus ...  John 5 episodes, 1983
Shady Shady ...  Pilot 5 episodes, 1983
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The story of Jane Eyre, the plain quakerish governess is told from her childhood until she arrives at Thornfield Hall to tutor the young Adele. She finds herself intrigued by and attracted to Thornfield's owner, the dark, sardonic (natch) Mr. Rochester. But a dread secret resides in Thornfield Hall. Written by Kathy Li

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UK

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English

Release Date:

9 October 1983 (UK) See more »

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(11 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A huge chunk of Mary Tamm's role was removed during post-production. See more »

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When Jane saves Mr. Rochester from his burning bed, he lends her his coat (with a fur collar) to wear because she is cold. When she finally leaves his room, she is still wearing the coat, but the next morning when Jane runs after Mr. Rochester to tell him that Grace Pool is in his room, he is wearing the coat for his morning ride to a house party. See more »

Quotes

Edward Fairfax Rochester: I wish at times I were a trifle better adapted to match with her, externally. Tell me now, fairy that you are, you couldn't give a charm or a filter or something of the sort?
Jane Eyre: I would be past the power of magic, sir.
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Version of Jane Eyre (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331: I. Andante grazioso
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Brilliant.
21 May 2002 | by Ffolkes-3See all my reviews

There's not much left to say. This is definitely the best adaptation of Bronte's novel with brilliant performances from Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke. The pairing of the two in the roles of Jane Eyre and Rochester was a very good move. They both create realistic, believable and equally worth characters. Dalton's charismatic and inspired (but not overacted) acting is beautifully smoothed by Clarke's "light" beauty and the hidden powers of her character. It's impossible not to enjoy all the scenes where both Dalton and Clarke are in. They have created a rare ability of a mutual understanding between the actors - a real chemistry, I may say. A beautiful and touching adaptation even if a bit too severe.


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