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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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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

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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

Zelah Clarke considered this film to be the end of her acting career. She was quoted as saying "Everyone remembers the Rochesters; nobody remembers the Janes." See more »

Goofs

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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Xerxes: Largo
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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An Amazing Work of Genius
21 January 2006 | by candle2stanSee all my reviews

I had no idea what Jane Eyre was before I saw this miniseries. I had read and watched many classics before, and I believed that most classics were boring, over-worded, and overrated stories with moderately interesting plots at best. This Jane Eyre miniseries completely changed my conceptions.

Zelah Clarke is a fabulous actress, and she gives a wonderful portrayal of Jane Eyre. Her accent is delightful and her quiet, yet firm nature matches the young governess' character exactly. Timothy Dalton is an amazing Rochester. His passion and energy in the film makes me believe that he was born to play the brooding master of Thornfield Hall. I couldn't sleep at all the night after I had watched this miniseries. The plot is both haunting and inspiring. The characters are masterfully performed, and the story is incredible. This is the best version of Jane Eyre to ever appear on film.

I read the book later and was amazed at how closely this miniseries followed Charolette Bronte's writing. Jane Eyre is now my favorite film and book. If you want to see a masterpiece that will change your life, watch the 1983 BBC version of Jane Eyre.


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