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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)

In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

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Jeremy Lovering

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Gwyneth Hughes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Samuel Roukin ... Harris Bigg
Olivia Williams ... Jane Austen
Greta Scacchi ... Cassandra Austen
Imogen Poots ... Fanny Knight
Phyllida Law ... Mrs. Austen
Pip Torrens ... Edward Austen Knight
Harry Gostelow Harry Gostelow ... Rev. Charles Papillon
Tom Hiddleston ... Mr. John Plumptre
Hugh Bonneville ... Rev. Brook Bridges
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Mr. Lushington MP
Adrian Edmondson ... Henry Austen
Sylvie Herbert Sylvie Herbert ... Mme. Bigeon
Jack Huston ... Doctor Charles Haden
Jason Watkins ... Rev. Clarke
Sally Tatum Sally Tatum ... Anna Lefroy
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In the later years of her life, as she's approaching the age of forty, the novelist Jane Austen helps her niece find a husband.

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Release Date:

3 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Io, Jane Austen See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The dark empire-waist coat Phyllida Law (Mrs. Austen) wears to the christening is the same costume worn by a mourner in the opening scene of David Copperfield (1999), by Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) in Lost in Austen (2008), and by Maxine Peake (Miss Wade) in Little Dorrit (2008). See more »

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Fanny Austen-Knight: You like Mr. Haden!
Jane Austen: He has very good teeth.
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Version of Becoming Jane (2007) See more »

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Her own story beats her novels!
31 July 2010 | by DevikaSethiSee all my reviews

The Austen Industry ensures that almost every year there is a new production of either one of her books, or of films about how us moderns are affected by her work (The Jane Austen Book Club, Lost in Austen)almost two centuries after she lived. This film turns the spotlight away from her characters to the author herself, and does it wonderfully well: we see her as sister, daughter,and aunt, a creature of flesh and blood who is not beyond the occasional infatuation in middle age. Well cast, well acted and all that one expects from a satisfying period drama. For an hour and a half I was transported from monsoonal India to nineteenth century England -- what more can one ask for!


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