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Sense & Sensibility 

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2008)
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dominic Cooper ...  Willoughby 3 episodes, 2008
Charity Wakefield ...  Marianne Dashwood 3 episodes, 2008
Hattie Morahan ...  Elinor Dashwood 3 episodes, 2008
Janet McTeer ...  Mrs. Dashwood 3 episodes, 2008
Lucy Boynton ...  Margaret Dashwood 3 episodes, 2008
David Morrissey ...  Colonel Brandon 3 episodes, 2008
Linda Bassett ...  Mrs Jennings 3 episodes, 2008
Mark Williams ...  Sir John Middleton 3 episodes, 2008
Claire Skinner ...  Fanny Dashwood 3 episodes, 2008
Rosanna Lavelle ...  Lady Middleton 3 episodes, 2008
Dan Stevens ...  Edward Ferrars 3 episodes, 2008
Mark Gatiss ...  John Dashwood 2 episodes, 2008
Caroline Hayes ...  Eliza 2 episodes, 2008
David Glover David Glover ...  Foot 2 episodes, 2008
Daisy Haggard ...  Miss Steele 2 episodes, 2008
Anna Madeley ...  Lucy Steele 2 episodes, 2008
Leo Bill ...  Robert Ferrars 2 episodes, 2008
Morgan Overton Morgan Overton ...  Little Henry 2 episodes, 2008
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ...  Mr Palmer 2 episodes, 2008
Tabitha Wady Tabitha Wady ...  Charlotte Palmer 2 episodes, 2008
Roy Holder ...  Thomas 2 episodes, 2008
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Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in Devonshire. There, the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls. With help from wealthy neighbor Sir John Middleton, suitors for Elinor and Marianne are soon found, but not landed. They include dashing Willoughby, future vicar Edward Ferrars and retired colonial gentleman Colonel Brandon. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sense & Sensibility See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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(1 Episode) | (1 Episode) | (1 Episode) | (3 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The beige, tan and maroon floral-stripe dress worn by a servant at John and Fanny Dashwood's London house is the same costume worn by Alison Steadman at Longbourn in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Miss Crawley's maid at Queen's Crawley in Vanity Fair (1998), Natasha Little (Augusta Leigh) during her pregnancy in Byron (2003), Hayley Conick in The Regency House Party (2004), and Janine Duvitski (Mrs. Meagles) for Arthur Clennam's visit in Little Dorrit (2008). See more »

Goofs

The scene: Elinor finds Edward chopping wood in the rain. We see Elinor approaching with her arms holding the shawl over her head and shoulders. When the shot shifts and we see Elinor from her back, the shawl is covering only her head, with arms over the shawl. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Story of the Costume Drama: Picture Perfect (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey, Ho, the Wind and the Rain
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Words by William Shakespeare
Performed by Charity Wakefield
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Disappointing
6 July 2014 | by summeririsSee all my reviews

I watched this three times because I wanted to be sure I could make my points. For this I deserve a medal. The first time I watched it I thought it pretty good, the second time things started to bother me, the third time I felt like throwing something at the TV screen.

What we have here is a very bad adaptation, very bad direction and pretty poor camera work. We have a Margaret who spouts rhetoric from 'The Female Eunuch'. A Marianne who changes her emotions on a dime while being trained to be the perfect wife for Col Brandon, who is all Regency Action Man alpha male. An Edward who really could use some lessons in handling an axe, an Elinor who also needs some lessons in beating carpets and a scriptwriter who'es earlier successes has given him the inflated opinion that he is a better writer than Jane Austen. He isn't and this pretty poor adaptation proves it.

It had some good points, Anne Steele was funny even if she did have a completely different accent from Lucy.


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