Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, to have a loving father whom she cares for, friends and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Romola Garai ...  Emma 4 episodes, 2009
Michael Gambon ...  Mr. Woodhouse 4 episodes, 2009
Jonny Lee Miller ...  Mr. Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Jodhi May ...  Anne Weston / ... 4 episodes, 2009
Robert Bathurst ...  Mr. Weston 4 episodes, 2009
Louise Dylan ...  Harriet Smith 4 episodes, 2009
Blake Ritson ...  Mr. Elton 4 episodes, 2009
Tamsin Greig ...  Miss Bates 4 episodes, 2009
Valerie Lilley ...  Mrs. Bates 4 episodes, 2009
Dan Fredenburgh ...  John Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Poppy Miller ...  Isabella Knightley 4 episodes, 2009
Laura Pyper ...  Jane Fairfax 3 episodes, 2009
Rupert Evans ...  Frank Churchill 3 episodes, 2009
Jamie Glover Jamie Glover ...  Henry Knightley 3 episodes, 2009
Joshua Jones Joshua Jones ...  James Knightley 3 episodes, 2009
Jefferson Hall ...  Robert Martin 3 episodes, 2009
Veronica Roberts Veronica Roberts ...  Mrs. Goddard 3 episodes, 2009
Christina Cole ...  Augusta Elton / ... 2 episodes, 2009
Liza Sadovy ...  Mrs. Cole 2 episodes, 2009
Eileen O'Higgins ...  Miss Martin 1 2 episodes, 2009
Sarah Ovens ...  Miss Martin 2 2 episodes, 2009
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Emma Woodhouse seems to be perfectly content, to have a loving father whom she cares for, friends and a home. But Emma has a terrible habit - matchmaking. She cannot resist finding suitors for her friends, most of all Harriet Smith. Emma is desperate for Harriet to find happiness, but every suitor she finds for her friend ends up attracted to Emma herself. But is Emma so focused on Harriet's happiness that she is not considering her own happiness in love? Written by Mel from the Untied Kingdom

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Love knows no boundaries. And neither does she.

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BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

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English

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24 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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BBC Drama Productions See more »
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(4 parts)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The navy Spencer worn by Laura Pyper (Jane Fairfax) along the cliff in Weymouth during Emma's daydream is the same costume worn by Jemima Rooper (Amanda Price) to the wedding in Lost in Austen (2008). See more »

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Version of Emma (1960) See more »

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New 'Emma' stays very close to Jane Austens Heroin.
19 October 2009 | by hemmelmolSee all my reviews

I was surprised to see the new Emma. It's back to the way Jane Austen wrote it. It's a slowly unfolding story about a not too pretty girl with character flaws. She has a temper, she gossips, she hurts peoples feelings, and she can't keep her promise to stop matchmaking. But she grows on you.

The plot is close to Austens novel. The only funny aspect comes from Gambon, although everybody's acting is good. I like it, when actors act with their eyes, in stead of rambling on about it. I think you'll notice more subtle hints if you know the story.

The first two episodes are not romantic. But then, you know Jane Austen pays a lot of attention to describing how to behave when you're a rich civilian in the country.


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