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Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 27 February 2000
A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

Director:

Ben Bolt

Writers:

Nick Dear (teleplay), Henry James (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ... Miss Jessel
Jodhi May ... Miss
Colin Firth ... Master
Pam Ferris ... Mrs Grose
Grace Robinson Grace Robinson ... Flora
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Cook
Jason Salkey ... Quint
Joe Sowerbutts ... Miles
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A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skruen strammes See more »

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Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Flora: Where's Miles?
Miss: I'll tell you if you tell me.
Flora: What do you want me to tell you?
Miss: Where's Miss Jessel?
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More Jane Eyre-ish than James-ish but with a GREAT Mrs. Grose
5 December 2003 | by BockharnSee all my reviews

With all due respect to flinty-but-dear Megs Jenkins (Mrs. Grose in both the 1961 "The Innocents" and the Lynn Redgrave made-for-TV Ben Bolt-directed rendering), Pam Ferris' housekeeper seems closest to the illiterate, fierce, none-too-genteel woman of James' story. Maybe it's her sheer size, but she grounds the story completely and serves as splendid contrast to the slim, neurasthenic Jodhi May as the Governess. No "The Innocents" (the only dramatization with a point of view), still, this "Turn" works pretty well and may have the best ever staging of Miles' death.


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