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Jane Eyre (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | TV Movie 19 October 1997
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After placing an ad for employment as a governess, Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton) journeys to Thornfield Hall to inquire about a possible position. She is hired by the housekeeper, Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Young

Writers:

Charlotte Brontë (novel), Kay Mellor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deborah Findlay ... Mrs. Reed
Laura Harling Laura Harling ... Young Jane
Joanna Scanlan ... Bessie
Ben Sowden Ben Sowden ... John Reed
Barbara Keogh Barbara Keogh ... Miss Abbot
David Gant ... Mr. Brocklehurst
Emily Joyce ... Miss Temple
Gemma Eglinton Gemma Eglinton ... Helen Burns
Ruth Mitchell Ruth Mitchell ... Miss Scatchered
Dominique Belcourt ... Anna
Samantha Morton ... Jane Eyre
Gemma Jones ... Mrs. Fairfax
Timia Berthome Timia Berthome ... Adele (as Timia Berthomé)
Hermione Gulliford ... Sophie
Ciarán Hinds ... Edward Rochester (as Ciaran Hinds)
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After placing an ad for employment as a governess, Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton) journeys to Thornfield Hall to inquire about a possible position. She is hired by the housekeeper, Mrs. Fairfax (Gemma Jones), to care for young Adele (Timia Berthome), the daughter of the brooding Mr. Rochester (Ciarán Hinds), who lives at the estate. After much trepidation, Eyre and Rochester begin a romantic relationship, but dark secrets surrounding Rochester threaten to destroy the couple's love.

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A simple governess. A wealthy gentleman. And a secret that could destroy them both.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Connections

Version of Jane Eyre (1970) See more »

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Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Hinds and Morton lack chemistry
19 April 2007 | by jeansheridanSee all my reviews

I usually like Samantha Morton, but her blankness didn't serve her well as Jane Eyre. She seemed too passive as well. Hinds just overwhelmed her (and maybe that was their point because the character does do that in the book ...at first).

I really thought they lacked any kind of sexual energy however and Hinds was generally too gruff and wild. Of course I've just seen him in Rome. He's an amazing actor and able to play "big" very well. But when you play a romantic lead, it's the little details that count. He came off more as a bully than a man desperate to find love and redemption.

Of course, any performance is better than William Hurt's! Shudder. Rochester should never, ever be played by a fair-haired man. Unless Daniel Craig decides to play him. Against Keira Knightly! Just teasing.


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Official Sites:

A&E page for Jane Eyre

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

19 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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