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Jane Eyre 

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.
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Series cast summary:
Ruth Wilson ...  Jane Eyre 4 episodes, 2006
Toby Stephens ...  Rochester 4 episodes, 2006
Lorraine Ashbourne ...  Mrs. Fairfax 4 episodes, 2006
Aidan McArdle ...  John Eshton 4 episodes, 2006
Pam Ferris ...  Grace Poole 4 episodes, 2006
Tara Fitzgerald ...  Mrs. Reed 4 episodes, 2006
Arthur Cox ...  Colonel Dent 4 episodes, 2006
Tim Goodman Tim Goodman ...  Sir George Lynn 4 episodes, 2006
Ned Irish Ned Irish ...  George 4 episodes, 2006
Daniel Pirrie Daniel Pirrie ...  Mason / ... 4 episodes, 2006
Francesca Annis ...  Lady Ingram 4 episodes, 2006
Christina Cole ...  Blanche Ingram 4 episodes, 2006
Jeanne Golding Jeanne Golding ...  Lady Lynn 4 episodes, 2006
Sam Hoare ...  Lynn Brother 4 episodes, 2006
Cosima Littlewood Cosima Littlewood ...  Adele 4 episodes, 2006
Elsa Mollien ...  Sophie 4 episodes, 2006
Rebekah Staton ...  Bessie 4 episodes, 2006
Amy Steel Amy Steel ...  Dent Twin 4 episodes, 2006
Beth Steel Beth Steel ...  Dent Twin 4 episodes, 2006
Charlotte West-Oram Charlotte West-Oram ...  Mrs. Dent 4 episodes, 2006
Cara Horgan ...  Eliza Reed 3 episodes, 2006
Andrew Buchan ...  St. John Rivers 2 episodes, 2006
Stephen Tomlin Stephen Tomlin ...  Doctor Carter 2 episodes, 2006
Dan Armour Dan Armour ...  Shepherd 2 episodes, 2006
Alisa Arnah Alisa Arnah ...  Georgiana Reed 2 episodes, 2006
Christopher Bowen Christopher Bowen ...  Briggs 2 episodes, 2006
Letty Butler Letty Butler ...  Leah 2 episodes, 2006
Claudia Coulter ...  Bertha 2 episodes, 2006
Maisie Dimbleby Maisie Dimbleby ...  Mary Ingram 2 episodes, 2006
Bethany Gill Bethany Gill ...  Eliza Reed 2 episodes, 2006
Hugo Heathcote Hugo Heathcote ...  Celine's Lover / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Georgie Henley ...  Young Jane Eyre 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Ivatts ...  Clergyman 2 episodes, 2006
Georgia King ...  Rosamond Oliver 2 episodes, 2006
Emma Lowndes Emma Lowndes ...  Mary Rivers 2 episodes, 2006
Hester Odgers ...  Helen Burns 2 episodes, 2006
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The T.V. adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre is about a young woman who becomes governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester, a brooding and enigmatic man. She falls in love with him. But what secrets lie in his past and threaten to enter his future? Written by Ga-bsi

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Drama | Romance

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English

Release Date:

21 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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| (4 parts)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ruth Wilson stated this mini-series as being her first big break out role since graduating drama school. See more »

Goofs

In the establishing long shoot of the scene, "An Ernest Proposal," Rochester is standing in the shade and Jane is walking from the sun into the shaded area. When the dialog begins, although they've maintained their positions, Jane is now standing in the shade and Rochester is standing in the sun. This is probably due to the dialog being filmed at a different time. See more »

Quotes

Edward Fairfax Rochester: [about Mason] Take care of him at your house. We'll head over in a day or two to see how he does.
Doctor Carter: Very well.
Richard Mason: Edward...
[Rochester goes to him]
Richard Mason: [quietly] Take care of her as tenderly as you can.
Edward Fairfax Rochester: [presses his forehead's against his] I'll do my best. As I always have and always will.
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Jane Eyre, finally on screen
30 September 2006 | by alfa-16See all my reviews

Jane Eyre is a tough adaptation. You need a host of competent actors for the minor roles, good child actors and a brooding, fiery Bronte hero for Rochester, capable of attaching a variety of women and inspiring devotion in one of literature's great heroines.

There have been plenty of great Rochesters, George C Scott and Ciaran Hinds to name but two, and Toby Stephens may be another. The ladies certainly seem to think so.

But in Ruth Wilson we may finally have a memorable Jane Eyre. An actress who is strikingly beautiful but not superficially pretty. Who can look dour and empty, who is believably dull and innocent and yet simultaneously contains the fire for a great love story. She has fabulous poise and control. Only the smallest alterations of expression are required to communicate changing emotions bubbling below the surface. One of the reasons it fits so well into four hours is that Ruth can do 10 pages of prose with one change of expression. Adorable.

It goes along at a fair old pace. Jane is into and out of Lowood in the first 10 minutes. But the texture is right. The two central characters have sparked on and off each other very convincingly.

Will it be the one?

(After the Final Episode) There's no doubt. It is THE one. Started extremely well and got better and better. There are so many outstanding moments between the two leads and not just in the big scenes. Watch Ruth Wilson's incredible acting in the stairwell as she summons up the courage to enter the tower room to nurse Mason, balanced by Toby's concern followed by his wordless decision to trust her. Or his petulance as he welcomes her return from Gateshead, turning to delight in Jane's pleasure in coming home. The last episode is unforgettable. As good as television gets.

Magnificent.


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