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Mansfield Park (2007)

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Movie 27 January 2008
At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but... See full summary »

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Iain B. MacDonald

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Maggie Wadey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Joyce Julia Joyce ... Young Fanny
Douglas Hodge ... Sir Thomas Bertram
Maggie O'Neill ... Mrs. Norris
Tara Berwin ... Young Maria
Lucy Hurst Lucy Hurst ... Young Julia
Zachary Elliott-Hatton Zachary Elliott-Hatton ... Young Tom
Greg Sheffield Greg Sheffield ... Young Edmund
Billie Piper ... Fanny Price
Blake Ritson ... Edmund Bertram
James D'Arcy ... Tom Bertram
Michelle Ryan ... Maria Bertram
Rory Kinnear ... Rushworth
Catherine Steadman ... Julia Bertram
Hayley Atwell ... Mary Crawford
Joseph Beattie ... Henry Crawford (as Joesph Beattie)
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Storyline

At age 10, Fanny Price is sent by her destitute mother to live with her aunt and uncle, Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram. As a child she was often made to feel that she was the poor relation but by the time she reaches 18, and in the absence of her uncle who leaves on a business trip for an extended period, she begins to enjoy herself. When Henry Crawford and his sister Mary become neighbors to the Bertrams, opportunities abound. Edmond Bertram falls in love with Mary but she wants to marry a man with money, not someone destined to life as a clergyman. Meanwhile, Fanny's love for her cousin Edmond prevents her from accepting Mr. Crawford's proposal of marriage. Written by garykmcd

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Official Sites:

ITV [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mansfield Park See more »

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Company Pictures, WGBH See more »
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Trivia

The black patterned muslin gown worn by Billie Piper (Fanny Price) at Maria's wedding is the same gown Gemma Jones (Mrs. Dashwood) wears in Sense and Sensibility (1995) when Edward comes to Barton Cottage, and Janet Dale (Miss Briggs) wears at Park Lane in Vanity Fair (1998). The same costume is also worn in Byron (2003) by Pauline Moran (Mrs. Curtain) when Byron arrives for the wedding, and by an extra at the Meryton Assembly Ball in Pride & Prejudice (2005). See more »

Quotes

Lady Bertram: Oh my dear, Fanny has been in love with Edmund since she was a little girl.
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Jemma Redgrave was only listed in the opening credits and was not included in the cast/character list in the closing credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Drama Trails: 'Doc Martin' to 'Foyle's War' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Mansfield Park Theme
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Written by John E. Keane
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Awful
19 March 2007 | by hengirSee all my reviews

This seems like a film made with Jane Austen kind of elements but doesn't relate at all to the 'Mansfield Park' novel that Jane Austen wrote. It has no idea what the novel is about and I think that if you are adapting a book for the screen that it should be at least faithful to the spirit of the book. And that certainly means not casting Billie Piper as Fanny Price. Whoever thought of that one deserves a raspberry. I'm sure I was laughing in the wrong places.

I watched it expecting it to get better but sank lower and lower in my seat. One of Austen's more profound novels had been turned into flavourless and unrewarding entertainment (if that is even the word). TV and film producers for ages have been underestimating the general audience and this Austen travesty is another slap in the face. It is a great shame that the quality of British television plummets year after year.


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