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Mansfield Park (2007)

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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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 »

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The gown of patterned gray muslin worn by Billie Piper as Fanny during the play rehearsal scene is the same gown worn by Jessica Oyelowo(Sarah) in Sleepy Hollow (1999), and by Thandie Newton (Sally Hemings) in Jefferson in Paris (1995). Sally's gown is made from the fabric selected by Thomas Jefferson and Mrs. Cosway. See more »

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Mrs. Norris: This is not a very promising beginning.
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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 »

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Version of Mansfield Park (1983) See more »

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Jane Austen for the intellectually-challenged
19 March 2007 | by ChrisQSee all my reviews

I watched 40 minutes and couldn't bear it any longer – the television went off and I returned to some light reading "Lobotomy for Beginners".

It was hard to say what aspect of this production was most displeasing - dialogue made up entirely of sound-bytes or the acting by numbers.

It was difficult to determine the period in which the drama was supposed to take place. There were throw-away references to Lord Nelson and slavery but Edmund, the cleric-to-be, played by Blake Ritson was the only actor who one could believe inhabited the early 19th century. The other bright-young things had make-up and costumes more appropriate to a 21st century fancy dress party - the bleached-blonde Fanny, Billie Piper being the least credible character.

UK commercial television obviously believes heaving bosoms, pouting lips and deep meaningful looks make a good story. Fortunately Jane Austen had other ideas.

If you want to find out the story of Mansfield Park, buy the 1983 mini-series DVD.


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