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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.
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Series cast summary:
Jemima Rooper ...  Amanda Price 4 episodes, 2008
Elliot Cowan ...  Mr. Darcy 4 episodes, 2008
Hugh Bonneville ...  Mr. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Florence Hoath Florence Hoath ...  Kitty Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Alex Kingston ...  Mrs. Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Morven Christie ...  Jane Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Perdita Weeks ...  Lydia Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Mison ...  Mr. Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Ruby Bentall ...  Mary Bennet 4 episodes, 2008
Christina Cole ...  Caroline Bingley 4 episodes, 2008
Tom Riley ...  Mr. Wickham 3 episodes, 2008
Guy Henry ...  Mr. Collins 3 episodes, 2008
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Pirhana 2 episodes, 2008
Daniel Percival Daniel Percival ...  Michael 2 episodes, 2008
Gemma Arterton ...  Elizabeth Bennet 2 episodes, 2008
Lindsay Duncan ...  Lady Catherine de Bourgh 2 episodes, 2008
Michelle Duncan ...  Charlotte Lucas 2 episodes, 2008
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Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after? Written by L. Hamre

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

3 September 2008 (UK) See more »

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Lost in Austen See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The navy Spencer worn by Jemima Rooper (Amanda Price) to the wedding is the same costume worn by Laura Pyper (Jane Fairfax) along the cliff in Weymouth during Emma's daydream in Emma (2009). See more »

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When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head. See more »

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Amanda Price: I try not to judge people I've never met
Mr. Darcy: You are a philosopher, Miss Price. I would I could be like you.
Amanda Price: Certainly you would benefit an occupation of some kind. You have no function, Mr. Darcy. No purpose.
Mr. Darcy: Of course not. What a disgusting idea. That is the raison d'etre of society. We must be seen to be unoccupied.
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Version of Pride and Prejudice (1938) See more »

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A Readers' Fantasy Come True
3 October 2008 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

I've enjoyed Jane Austen's writing but I wouldn't consider myself a big fan. However, I loved LOST IN AUSTEN and I found it to be a readers' fantasy come true.

What would happen, what would it be like, if you had a favorite novel, one that you revisited frequently, a novel that you absolutely loved, one that you could get lost in, and suddenly you did? What would it be like to discover yourself in the middle of that story, not as one of the characters, but as yourself? Wouldn't that be totally amazing?

Well, that's exactly what happens in LOST IN AUSTEN and I loved every minute of it, as anyone who loves to read would also. This is as much a celebration of both reading and storytelling as it is about Jane Austen.

A lot of attention to detail, a cast who look and behave exactly as you expect them to look and behave, a story you're already familiar with, but now toss in the reader herself and stir the mix. WOW!

Magic!

I had a wonderful time watching this and I hope you do as well.


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