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Northanger Abbey (2007)

A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart.

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Jon Jones

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Jane Austen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine James ... The Voice of Jane Austen (voice)
Michael Judd Michael Judd ... Pastor
Julia Dearden Julia Dearden ... Mrs Morland
Gerry O'Brien ... Mr Morland
Felicity Jones ... Catherine Morland
David Brittain David Brittain ... Gothic Villains
Patrick Ryan ... Gothic Villains
Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Mrs Allen
Desmond Barrit ... Mr Allen
David Sheehan David Sheehan ... Cheeky Man
William Beck ... John Thorpe
Liam McMahon ... Sedley
Mal Whyte Mal Whyte ... Rude Man
JJ Feild ... Henry Tilney (as J J Feild)
Myles Breen Myles Breen ... Mr King
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Storyline

When Catherine Morland is given the opportunity to stay with the childless Allen family in Bath, she is hoping for an adventure of the type she has been reading in novels. Soon introduced to society, she meets Isabella Thorpe and her brother John, a good friend of her own brother, James. She also meets Henry Tilney, a handsome young man from a good family and his sister, Eleanor. Invited to visit the Tilney estate, Northanger Abbey, she has thoughts of romance but soon learns that status, class and money are all equally important when it comes to matters of the heart. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'abbaye de Northanger See more »

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Trivia

The white muslin gown Felicity Jones (Catherine Morland) wears to the opera in Bath is the same costume Claudie Blakley (Charlotte Lucas) wears to the Netherfield Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

Goofs

At one point the dance caller announces that the next dance will be "Upon a Summer's Day". This dance was actually performed in an earlier scene, and is not the next dance in sequence. See more »

Quotes

Henry Tilney: Now I must give you one smirk, then we can be rational again.
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Good one at last
30 March 2007 | by pawebsterSee all my reviews

After almost despairing at the recent Mansfield Park with Billie Piper, it was a huge relief to see this version of Northanger Abbey. Andrew Davies is pretty reliable, I think, and the two leading characters were winningly portrayed by Felicity Jones and J J Feild.

The locations, costumes and hairstyles were all good too. It was a thoroughly entertaining piece.

Of course, reducing the book to not much more than 90 minutes means that a lot has to be sacrificed. In the case of Jane Austen this is done at a higher price than with many other authors, since a key feature of her works is their gentle pace and unhurried witty dialogue - but it was good nonetheless and can be thoroughly recommended.


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