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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 ... 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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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Northanger Abbey See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The red and white muslin gown Catherine Walker (Eleanor Tilney) wears to greet Catherine and Henry when they return from Woodston in is the same gown worn by a wedding guest in Emma (1996). See more »

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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

[last lines]
Catherine Morland: He thought I was rich?
Henry Tilney: It was Thorpe who misled him at first. Thorpe, who hoped to marry you himself. He thought you were Mr. Allen's heiress and he exaggerated Mr. Allen's birth to my father. You were only guilty of not being as rich as you were supposed to be. For that he turned you out of the house.
Catherine Morland: I thought you were so angry with me, you told him what you knew. Which would have justified any discourtesy.
Henry Tilney: No! The discourtesy was all his. I-I have broken with my father, Catherine...
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A thrilling and bang-up-to-date adaption of a fantastic book.
26 March 2007 | by crazy_smartSee all my reviews

Northanger Abbey is not just one of my favourite Jane Austen books, but also one of my favourite books full stop. So, when hearing of an ITV adaption, I was in equal parts excited and nervous.

Well, after seeing it I can only praise it. The cast performed extremely well - especially JJ Field as the charming and likable Henry Tilney, and Felicity Jones as the naive and excitable Catherine Morland - the direction was top class, and the narrative - though not always faithful to the book - was pretty much faultless.

Some people may be disappointed in the less-faithful parts of the feature, but I felt that they fit in very well with Ms. Austen's novel. They were charming and felt very up-to-date in a way that would appeal to both Jane Austen lover's, and people who just wanted to watch a good film on Sunday night.

If you haven't seen this, then I highly recommend it, and I know that I certainly will be buying the DVD.


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