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The Real Jane Austen (2002)

A dramatized documentary on the life of Jane Austen.

Director:

Nicky Pattison

Writer:

Jane Austen (letters)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Chancellor ... Herself - Narrator
Gillian Kearney ... Jane Austen
John Standing ... Mr. Austen
Lara Harvey Lara Harvey ... Young Jane Austen (as Lara Rebekah Harvey)
Phyllis Logan ... Mrs. Austen
Danielle Green Danielle Green ... Young Cassandra Austen
Lucy Cohu ... Cassandra Austen
Judith French Judith French ... Jane's Schoolmistress
Oliver Chris ... Tom Lefroy
Wendy Craig ... Aunt Lefroy
Beth Winslet ... Fanny Knight
Jack Davenport ... Henry Austen
Ben Illis Ben Illis ... James Austen
Patrick Connolly Patrick Connolly ... Harris Bigg
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lauren Birch Lauren Birch ... Baby Jane Austen
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A dramatized documentary on the life of Jane Austen.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I pragmatiki Jane Austen See more »

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Trivia

The tan and black gown with striped sleeves and black crepe bow on the bodice worn by Wendy Craig (Mrs.Lefroy) is the same costume worn by Penny Downie (Lady Judith Milbanke) at dinner after Annabella returns to her parents' house in Byron (2003), Francesca Annis (Lady Ludlow) wears in Cranford (2007), Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) wears playing cards at Barton Park in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Jemma Redgrave (Lady Bertram) wears in the final scene in Mansfield Park (2007), and Rosemary Enright wears at dinner in The Regency House Party (2004). The costume is also worn by an extra at the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

Connections

Edited into Miss Austen Regrets (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Paying for the Party
(Mansfield Park Soundtrack)
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A brave and inventive use of the drama-doc format
15 August 2003 | by chrisholdridgeSee all my reviews

The life of Jane Austen is hardly the stuff of high drama - eschewing romantic liaisons and social life and preferring to stay home like some old-before-her-time puritan matriarch. However, this wonderful drama doc, which benefits from perfect casting and a subtle, gentle approach to editing and camera work, makes perfect use of what dramatic events did occur in the life of our favourite literary spinster.


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