Northanger Abbey ()

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


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The Voice of Jane Austen (voice)
Michael Judd ...
Julia Dearden ...
Mrs Morland
Mr Morland
Catherine Morland
David Britain ...
Gothic Villain
Gothic Villain
Mrs Allen
Mr Allen
David Sheehan ...
Cheeky Man
John Thorpe
Mal Whyte ...
Rude Man
Henry Tilney (as J J Feild)
Myles Breen ...
Mr King
Bernadette McKenna ...
Mrs Thorpe
Isabella Thorpe
Shauna Taylor ...
Maria Thorpe
Anne Thorpe
James Morland (as Hugh O'Connor)
Eleanor Tilney
General Tilney
Anne Fitzpatrick ...
Opera Singer
Ryan O'Connor ...
Capt Frederick Tilney
Pauline Cadell ...
Alana Brennan ...
Morland Child
Ella Clifton ...
Morland Child
Edie Davis ...
Morland Child
Jamie Gogan ...
Morland Child
Megan McLoughlin ...
Morland Child
Charlotte O'Reilly ...
Morland Child
Cian Porteus ...
Morland Child (as Cian Porteous)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Chetner ...
Lady at Opera (uncredited)
Brigand (uncredited)
Mrs Thorpe's Maid (uncredited)
Brigand (uncredited)

Directed by

Jon Jones

Written by

Andrew Davies ... (screenplay)
Jane Austen ... (novel)

Produced by

Rebecca Eaton ... executive producer: WGBH
Charles Elton ... executive producer
James Flynn ... co-producer
Andy Harries ... executive producer
Morgan O'Sullivan ... co-producer
Keith Thompson ... producer

Music by

Charlie Mole

Cinematography by

Ciarán Tanham ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Sue Wyatt

Editorial Department

Gary Curran ... colorist
Martin Fanning ... assistant editor
Coilin O'Cearbhaill ... on-line editor (as Cóilin Ó Cearbhaill)

Casting By

Daniel Hubbard
John Hubbard

Production Design by

David Wilson

Art Direction by

Mark Lowry

Costume Design by

Grania Preston

Makeup Department

Muriel Bell ... hair & makeup designer
Gill Brennan ... trainee makeup
Lucy Browne ... assistant makeup artist
Martina Byrne ... makeup artist
Julie-Ann Ryan ... additional makeup
Olivier Seyfrid ... hair stylist

Production Management

David Byrne ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Trevor Curran ... assistant director
Cathriona Glynn ... trainee assistant director
Stewart Hamilton ... third assistant director
Susan Drennan Mcgrath ... second assistant director (as Susan Drennan)
Kate McLaughlin ... assistant director
Barbara Mulcahy ... first assistant director

Art Department

Dermot Blighe ... stand-by props
Julie Busher ... stand-by art director
Darren Crimmins ... construction crew
Michael Deegan ... construction crew
Seamus Kelly ... dressing props
Martin Kenny ... painter
Keavy Lalor ... props buyer
Thomas Lavelle ... construction crew (as Tommy Lavelle)
Pat McKane ... stand-by props
Tyrone Monaghan ... dressing props
Dave Peters ... property master
Marion Picard ... trainee props buyer
Edwin Ryan ... sculptor (uncredited)

Sound Department

Niall Brady ... dubbing editor
Jim Corcoran ... sound recordist
Pat Doyle ... boom operator
Michelle Fingleton ... dubbing editor
Ken Galvin ... dubbing mixer
Ciara Murphy ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Kevin Byrne ... special effects supervisor
Kevin Nolan ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

Seth Dubieniec ... visual effects


Peter Dillon ... stunt performer
Giedrius Nagys ... stunt performer
Alan Walsh ... stunt performer
Philippe Zone ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Darryl Byrne ... first assistant camera: "b" camera and Steadicam
William Cash ... electrician
C.J. Dempsey ... best boy (as Con Dempsey Jr.)
Con Dempsey ... gaffer
Padraic Faherty ... electrician (as Padraic O'Flatherty)
Conor Kelly ... first assistant camera
Joe Martin ... grip
Aideen McCarthy ... clapper loader
Stephen Murphy ... Steadicam operator / camera operator: "b" camera
David O'Connor ... camera crane operator
Eugene O'Sullivan ... electrician
Kevin Zemrowsky ... camera trainee

Casting Department

Zoë Rocha ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Niamh Doyle ... costume trainee
Breege Fahy ... costume assistant
Lucy McKenna ... wardrobe
Susan O'Connor Cave ... costume supervisor
Cassandra Steyn-Taylor ... costume assistant

Location Management

Dougal Cousins ... location manager
Isabel Duggan-Rofé ... location manager

Music Department

Alastair King ... conductor / orchestrator
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass

Script and Continuity Department

Jane Barton ... script supervisor
Imogen Cooper ... script editor

Transportation Department

Paul Kelly ... driver: cast

Additional Crew

Julie Burnell ... production executive
Lisa Byrne ... assistant production coordinator
Lisa Drayne ... production coordinator
Ann-Marie Fitzgerald ... production accountant (as Ann Marie Fitzgerald)
Marigo Kehoe ... head of production
Nicolas Mourguye ... french adaptation: dubbed version
Sue Mythen ... choreographer
Alan O'Brien ... accounts assistant
Eoin Smith ... assistant accountant
Philippe Zone ... horse master

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • L'abbaye de Northanger (France)
  • Jane Austen: Die Abtei von Northanger (Germany)
  • La abadía de Northanger (Spain)
  • L'abbaye de Northanger (Canada, French title)
  • Northanger Abbedi (Denmark)
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  • 84 min
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Trivia The green coat and buff breeches JJ Feild wears as Henry Tilney is the same costume Colin Firth wears as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1995). 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Northanger Abbey (2008). See more »
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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, I may never speak to him again.
Catherine Morland: What did he say to you?
Henry Tilney: Let me instead tell you what I said to him. I told him that I felt myself bound to you, by honor, by affection, and by a love so strong that nothing he could do could deter me from...
Catherine Morland: From what?
Henry Tilney: Before I go on, I should tell you there's a pretty good chance he'll disinherit me. I fear I may never be a rich man, Catherine.
Catherine Morland: Please, go on with what you were going to say!
Henry Tilney: Will you marry me, Catherine?
Catherine Morland: Yes! Yes I will! Yes!
[They kiss, and she backs him into a wall in her passion]
The Voice of Jane Austen: To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of 26 and 18 is to do pretty well. Catherine and Henry were married, and in due course the joys of wedding gave way to the blessing of a christening. The bells rang and everyone smiled. No one more than so than Eleanor, whose beloved's sudden ascension to title and fortune finally allowed them to marry. I leave it to be settled whether the tendency of this story be to recommend parental tyranny or to reward filial disobedience.
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