After a harsh childhood, orphan Jane Eyre is hired by Edward Rochester, the brooding lord of a mysterious manor house, to care for his young daughter.
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Series cast summary:
Sorcha Cusack ...  Jane Eyre 5 episodes, 1973
Michael Jayston ...  Edward Rochester 5 episodes, 1973
Hazel Clyne Hazel Clyne ...  Leah 4 episodes, 1973
Megs Jenkins ...  Mrs. Fairfax 4 episodes, 1973
Isabelle Rosin Isabelle Rosin ...  Adèle 4 episodes, 1973
Ronald Mayer Ronald Mayer ...  John 4 episodes, 1973
Zara Nutley ...  Grace Poole 4 episodes, 1973
Jean Harvey Jean Harvey ...  Mrs. Reed 3 episodes, 1973
Anna Korwin Anna Korwin ...  Sophie 3 episodes, 1973
Edward de Souza ...  Richard Mason 2 episodes, 1973
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Edward de Souza, who played Mason in this adaptation would go on to play the same part in the 1996 Franco Zeffirelli movie that also featured William Hurt, Charlotte Gainsburg and Anna Pacquin. See more »

Quotes

Edward Rochester: Here, take your wages.
Jane Eyre: But that is fifty pounds, sir! You owe me but fifteen. I have no change.
Edward Rochester: I don't want any change, you know that.
Jane Eyre: I will not take it, sir.
Edward Rochester: Obstinate!
Jane Eyre: Yes.
Edward Rochester: Right. I'd better not give you all at once you may stay away three months. There is ten, is that enough?
Jane Eyre: Plenty, sir. Oh but now you owe me five.
Edward Rochester: Come back for it then, I will be your banker.
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19 February 2001 | by edfz131See all my reviews

This BBC TV miniseries version is, without a doubt, the best screen adaptation of the timeless novel. The storyline is as close to the book as could be expected, without major omissions. The language is carefully preserved, and when spoken by the excellent actors Sorcha Cusack and Michael Jayston, the book does come alive. What a tribute to Charlotte Bronte! Why, oh why, has it still not been released on video?!


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